Vendor Forum

January 12, 2012
Scott Edwards

If you could forecast potential issues in your data center, what would it mean to you? Would advance warning technology be useful? If you could be notified early of an impending problem, would it benefit your business?

January 09, 2012
Arun Balachandran

Today's businesses increasingly use software applications that run in a wide variety of environments, everything from physical to virtual to cloud. As organizations look for ways to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and increase scalability, cloud computing and virtualization are playing a vital part in their IT strategies. However, these new technologies also present new challenges for organizations in the areas of application monitoring and application performance ...

January 08, 2012
Vikas Aggarwal

Recession, viewed positively, boosted innovation and increased the pace of new process development and its adoption. The IT customer is increasingly global, the realm of the IT services grows larger every day and the sprawling, distributed IT components demand intelligent ways to manage and monitor this infrastructure ...

January 05, 2012
Sonja Hickey

2012 Prediction: The number of mobile applications offered by companies will increase by a factor of 10 in the year 2012!

December 15, 2011
Steve Tack

With Christmas less than two weeks away, online sales have remained steady, but there are still a few peak online retail sales days left as retailers’ standard shipping deadlines for Christmas delivery will be on December 20 ...

December 05, 2011
Vikas Aggarwal

As more applications migrate to the evolving private and public cloud infrastructure, and permeate through the sprawling distributed “new” IT environment, the Gartner published “five dimensions” of Application Performance Monitoring become essential requirements for any APM monitoring platform ...

December 03, 2011
Antonio Piraino

If you’re an enterprise not executing on your cloud plans today, you’re in trouble. It’s the way in which much business is getting done today, and the way in which it will be done tomorrow; with greater operational efficiency across the board. So what considerations should you be taking before moving to a cloud platform?

December 02, 2011
Stephen Burton

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, and I've been reading (and sometimes laughing) at tips people have been giving out in the media so organizations "Bulletproof their website" to stop them crashing and slowing down during the thanksgiving and holiday season ...

November 22, 2011
Charley Rich
Nastel Technologies

To help retailers and businesses maximize the return on investments in these applications, the following are best practices retailers should implement when using an application performance monitoring solution in order to maintain these business-critical applications and ensure a good holiday season ...

November 21, 2011
Steve Tack

Cyber Monday 2011 is on target to be the single highest online shopping day in history. There are several major performance challenges that online retailers must be prepared to meet on Cyber Monday and throughout the 2011 holiday shopping season ...

October 28, 2011
Charley Rich
Nastel Technologies

Are you finding, as an IT professional, that you feel like you're in the middle of a cutting room floor, trying to figure out what's supposed to be fitting where and not getting the answers you need in the time required? There is an alternative happier ending to this movie ...

October 21, 2011
Raul Cristian Aguirre
Tango/04 Computing Group

If you were promoted from a technical position to CIO, it´s clear that leadership and communication skills will take you much further than reading technicalities about virtualization engines. And if you are in a more technical position, it could have even more> impact.

October 18, 2011
Aruna Ravichandran
CA Technologies

Once the business starts to offer a mobile application, how will IT manage the application? Will users have a good experience? Will they be able to download their favorite song in an acceptable time? And how do you ensure transaction success?

October 17, 2011
Steve Tack

Does Amazon Silk have the potential to dramatically improve the mobile Web? Amazon is leveraging their cloud infrastructure and have put the majority of the work and processing power in the cloud to drastically reduce the amount of communication to and from the mobile device. They have potentially eliminated a huge chunk of the issues that makes mobile web browsing less than ideal.

September 26, 2011
Aruna Ravichandran
CA Technologies

Three delivery trends are changing the way enterprise IT brings applications to market: Agile development, composite applications and cloud computing. These initiatives share a single, primary purpose, and it isn’t just cost reduction. The chief objective of these trends is better, faster outcomes. All three seek to strip the latencies from traditional delivery and provide results that are more aligned with, and more responsive to, the business.

September 21, 2011
Aruna Ravichandran
CA Technologies

Innovation is the engine of economic growth. Organizations that innovate successfully (even to the point of rendering their own products obsolete) thrive, while those that do not lose relevancy.

September 02, 2011
Charley Rich
Nastel Technologies

Many businesses are struggling today under the weight of their IT business applications. The business cannot survive without the applications that enable the essential tasks of business—keeping accurate inventories, processing payments, handling orders, to name just a few. While the activities may be the same as they were hundreds of years ago, the volume at which these transactions occur is too vast for any mind to comprehend.

August 22, 2011
Marina Gil-Santamaria

As a network manager, you are being pulled in too many directions – from troubleshooting a slow network issue, to a datacenter consolidation project, to supporting your business and maintaining mission-critical applications. I don’t want to add to your list of action items, but there is an area often overlooked by busy IT professionals - log management. If you don’t have the right log management strategy in place, you should reconsider, and here is why ...

August 16, 2011
Andi Mann
CA Technologies

As IT ramps up business agility with cloud computing, business users engage directly in cloud sourcing, and consumer-driven IT drives higher service expectations, IT must step up to support an agile cross-domain service model. Cloud computing puts management and security at the forefront, and managing business service is no exception. Rather than adding yet more manual labor, or continuing to focus on low-level change and configuration management, cloud drives an urgent need for a more flexible and dynamic management practice based on automated service operations management.

August 15, 2011
Steve Tack

Cloud computing represents a compelling way for IT teams to achieve superior agility, flexibility and cost-efficiency in delivering both customer- and employee-facing enterprise applications. But just because you’re using cloud services from one of the top service providers, that’s no guarantee of superior application performance, particularly when it comes to speed. Businesses must look beyond cloud deployment benefits and evaluate how moving web applications to the cloud may impact their end users’ experiences ...