Vendor Forum

January 04, 2013
Steve Tack

2013 will be another year of accelerated change in the APM market, driven by two main forces. First is the growing realization among C-level executives that highly performing applications have a direct impact on sales, productivity and customer satisfaction. Second is the availability of a new generation of APM solutions which address the needs of modern-day application delivery processes and environments. With this macro-context in mind, here are five key predictions for APM in 2013 ...

January 02, 2013
Jason Meserve
CA Technologies

CA Technologies released its top five IT predictions for 2013 ...

December 18, 2012
Martin Grobisen
SunView Software

If you are considering implementing an ITIL-based ITSM solution for your IT Organization, you may consider starting with the ITIL Lite bare essentials option. In today’s blog, I would like to talk about the 5 minimum components required to start an ITIL implementation ...

December 10, 2012
Vic Nyman
BlueStripe Software

No, it’s not a B movie from the seventies. It’s what faces IT Operations teams today. As if it weren’t hard enough to deliver high value business services to internal and external IT users, the Operations team is bombarded with new technology and management initiatives that make life in IT even more difficult ...

December 04, 2012
Raul Cristian Aguirre
Tango/04 Computing Group

Last year, the site BSMdigest was renamed APMdigest because, in the words of its editor, APM has become a "much more popular term, at least here in the USA". Which, in my opinion, is a real shame ...

December 03, 2012
Belinda Yung-Rubke

The US gaming industry is a $12B market. Gaming organizations have to deploy complex networks and systems that enable them to streamline internal operations, expand new services, and improve the overall user experience. Key to this process is network and application performance. Without it, operational efficiencies, productivity, profit, and consumer confidence can all be shattered ...

November 29, 2012
Matthew Selheimer

It's fairly easy to incorporate "social" tactics into corporate communications and outbound marketing. But what does it actually mean to be a social IT organization? What constitutes a social IT function?

November 26, 2012
Charley Rich
Nastel Technologies

Building a bridge between IT and business starts with problem definition. Many times we can trace the gap between these functions to the fact that they both address different problems ...

November 23, 2012
Jimmy Augustine

We as an IT industry should be forcing the bridging of the IT and business gap. Why? The two should be one, like Peanut Butter & Jelly ...

November 21, 2012
Linh Ho

The holiday retail season is approaching, meaning retailers will be more focused than ever on maximizing profits and making a strong return on every single one of their customers. Big Data analytics could give firms the information they need, resulting in profit or loss during the busy shopping period ...

November 05, 2012
Stacy Gorkoff

I recently had a conversation with Marc Borbas, INETCO's VP of Marketing. He had a big sense of déjà vu reading about the Riverbed/OPNET acquisition. Having lived through an eerily similar acquisition, he had a pretty good idea what the teams at Riverbed and OPNET are about to encounter ...

October 29, 2012
Dave Berg
Shunra Software

When Apple talks, people listen. When Apple acts, people change their behaviors. In short, Apple does stuff that matters, both to consumers and businesses. In that light, its decision to offer Apple Link Conditioner as part of the iOS 6 developer package should be a wake-up call to mobile application developers: Apple says mobile application performance matters ...

October 26, 2012
Gary Read

On October 23rd, Amazon suffered another notable and very public outage — one of several major service disruptions in 2012 ...

October 19, 2012
Jennifer Kuvlesky

Aligning IT to the business has a few benefits for organizing hardware and software spending as well as where you and your staff’s time is spent. By understanding business goals and how IT services align to those goals you can prioritize how you ...

October 16, 2012
Hovhannes Avoyan

Talented web designers and developers who set out to start their own businesses often count on the strength of their work to carry them to success. However, many of them quickly realize that they are not as prepared to successfully scale their business and ensure healthy growth. There are five key challenges that often present themselves to designers and developers faced with this task. Luckily, each of these challenges has a clear solution that can be implemented quickly, strengthening the business overall and increasing revenue ...

October 11, 2012
Ariel Gordon

Efficiently detecting and resolving problems is essential, of course, to continue supporting - and minimizing impact on - business services, as well as minimizing any financial impacts ...

October 08, 2012
Jimmy Augustine

What does the future of Application Monitoring hold? To answer the question we must ask: what does the future hold for the app? To be honest it's not about the application, our attention should be on the business process. How will business processes evolve?

October 05, 2012
Belinda Yung-Rubke

Store discount coupons and multi-tier applications - two things you probably didn’t expect to read about today, yet together, they impact millions of people ...

September 14, 2012
Amy Feldman

In many organizations, security operations work in siloes to IT Operations. As a result, security vulnerabilities have to be handled twice: once by the SOC groups or security teams, and secondly by the IT Operations team who could not initially identify the issue. Consequently, you cannot establish any automation for information sharing or event correlation between security vulnerabilities and performance issues. Here are 10 tips for efficient SOC/NOC collaborate ...

September 11, 2012
Srinivas Ramanathan
eG Innovations

A recent Aberdeen Group survey indicates that only 31% of SAP deployments have been virtualized so far. When SAP users were questioned about the reasons for not moving to a virtualized infrastructure for supporting SAP, four key areas of concern were mentioned ...