Vendor Forum

March 18, 2021
Angie Mistretta
AppDynamics

After making a quick pivot to increase focus on their digital strategies, companies are now looking for ways to improve efficiency and ensure their organization's long-term success. Notably, full-stack observability has been a common need across the industry — our report uncovered about three quarters of technologists recognize that the inability to connect full-stack observability with business outcomes will be detrimental to their business in 2021 ...

March 17, 2021
Brian Anderson
Nacelle

Traditional websites are simply not designed to handle hundreds of thousands of shoppers simultaneously. Whether one person is in the checkout or 150,000, shoppers should have a good buying experience. Headless PWAs are the answer ...

March 15, 2021
Marcus Rebelo
Resolve

Gartner describes business-driven hyperautomation as: "an approach in which organizations rapidly identify, vet and automate as many approved business and IT processes as possible through a disciplined approach. Hyperautomation involves the orchestrated use of multiple technologies, tools or platforms (inclusive of, but not limited to, AI, machine learning, event-driven software architecture, RPA, iPaaS, packaged software and other types of decision, process and/or task automation tools)." Hyperautomation topped Gartner's recent list of Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends, but is this just another new buzzword to further complicate our increasingly complex IT world? ...

March 11, 2021
Tim Flower
Nexthink

2020 was referred to as "the worst year ever" ... The goal from here is to not only play catch up for the last 12 months, but also implement new transformational technologies that support hybrid work and business real estate downsizing. There are vital things to consider for a new year of IT and how to optimize efficiency and productivity, without sacrificing quality and professionalism ...

March 10, 2021
Jay Botelho
LiveAction

Network management teams routinely perform several activities to plan, deploy, upgrade, troubleshoot, maintain, and monitor the network. So what can you do in the face of all this complexity to ensure network experiences and performance levels that satisfy the needs of the business? The truth is, there's not much you can do if you lack the fundamental capabilities today's digital enterprises require. Here are five key questions to ask that will serve as a starting point for ensuring your team is up to the task ...

March 09, 2021
Anirban Chatterjee
BigPanda

In today's complex, dynamic IT environments, the proliferation of disparate IT Ops, NOC, DevOps, and SRE teams and tools is a given — and usually considered a necessity. This leads to the inevitable truth that when an incident happens, often the biggest challenge is collaborating between these teams to understand what happened and resolve the issue. Inefficiencies suffered during this critical stage can have huge impacts on how much each incident costs the business ...

March 02, 2021
Kash Shaikh
Virtana

The Model T automobile was introduced in 1908 ... Within a few years, competitors arrived on the scene including relic names such as Overland, Maxwell, and names that survived like Buick and Dodge. So, what does this have to do with the hybrid cloud market? From a business perspective — a lot ...

February 25, 2021
Scotty Calkins
Datadobi

Organizations use data to fuel their operations, make smart business decisions, improve customer relationships, and much more. Because so much value can be extracted from data its influence is generally positive, but it can also be detrimental to a business experiencing a serious disruption such as a cyberattack, insider threat, or storage platform-specific hack or bug ...

February 22, 2021
Adam Frank
Moogsoft

With the right solutions, teams can move themselves out of the shadows of error resolution and into the light of innovation. Observability data, drawn from their systems and imbued with context from AI, lets teams automate the issues holding them back. Contextualized data and insights also give them the language to speak to the incremental, product-led approach and the direction to drive key innovations in customer experience improvement. Communicating value becomes a much easier proposition for DevOps practitioners — and they can take their seat at the company table as contributors to value ...

February 03, 2021
Catherine Wong
Domo

When I think about the word "hybrid," the first thing that pops into my mind is hybrid cloud models, which are de-facto in many organizations. But what I've come to see over this past year is that hybrid isn't just about the technology, hybrid models are taking over our daily lives ...

February 02, 2021
Sergio Bea
Accedian

A poll of over 1,000 IT decision makers in the US we conducted recently revealed that over 40% suffer network brownouts several times a week, while end user complaints about application performance soared by 60% due to performance degradations, excessive slowdowns and network congestion ...

January 27, 2021
Nadeem Zahid
cPacket Networks

Experiences with enterprise and web-based (SaaS) applications by internal and external end-users directly impact an organization's success. These experiences may be formally specified with measurable metrics in a Service Level Experience (SLE). Externally, experiences impact customer satisfaction, retention and lifetime value. Within the organization, experiences affect employee satisfaction and productivity, including IT efficiency. Experiences also matter to automated processes, especially when specific timing tolerances are critical. Therefore, assuring exceptional experiences for all stakeholders and use cases is a critical success factor ...

January 26, 2021
Nadeem Zahid
cPacket Networks

Network Performance Management and Diagnostics is an important aspect of Application Performance Management because application performance and experiences are intertwined with network performance. Networks connect end-users with applications; they also connect application components such as application servers and database servers, microservices, and IoT devices ...

January 25, 2021
Nik Koutsoukos
Catchpoint

It's hard enough just to keep a business running during a pandemic. But when most of your workforce suddenly shifts to work-from-home, understanding employee experience becomes more important, not less. Not to mention that, for many businesses, large portions of the workforce will continue working remotely long after the COVID-19 crisis subsides. Bottom line, "work" means something very different than it did a year ago. If we're going to give people the support they need to thrive in this new normal, we need to rethink employee experience: what we measure, how we measure it, and what we can ultimately do about it ...

January 13, 2021
Jay Botelho
LiveAction

Enterprise IT infrastructure never ceases to evolve, as companies continually re-examine and reimagine the network to incorporate new technology advancements and meet changing business requirements. But network change initiatives can be costly and time-consuming without a proactive approach to ensuring the right data is available to drive your initiatives ...

January 12, 2021
Jeff Veis
Actian

Data can be hard — knowing where to get it, where to store it, and most importantly, how to use it, are all questions enterprises need to answer. For most companies, this is an ongoing process in which multiple factors and challenges have arisen. In the Actian Datacast 2020: Hybrid Data Trends Snapshot, we shed light on the challenges of cloud migration and how organizations are leveraging data ...

January 11, 2021
Ross Schibler
Opsani

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing economic disruptions all over the world, business organizations are further pressed to accelerate their migration to the cloud. As recovery begins and enterprises resume operations, experts expect to see increased spending on cloud services ...

January 05, 2021
Mike Marks
Aternity

As the global pandemic continues, it has become increasingly clear that companies across every industry are planning the "next normal" of their workplace with a much longer-term view. They have moved from serially extending temporary work-from-home (WFH) arrangements to establishing permanent policies focused on empowering people to WFE — work-from-everywhere ...

December 08, 2020
Adam Frank
Moogsoft

In the era of observability, systems across your organization accumulate vast amounts of data about themselves — too much for IT teams to manage at the pace which containerized and cloud IT changes. And as data sources increase, silos emerge in the form of various telemetry and monitoring tools meant to aggregate that telemetry. These systems don't talk to each other, causing alerts to run amok. For SREs, the mental aerobics of correlating these alerts into insights constitutes toil — tedious, manual work spotting, deciphering and resolving events ...

December 07, 2020
Bhanu Singh
OpsRamp

There are few positives that have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic, but as the spotlight has shined on IT, tech organizations have responded with performances worthy of an award. Even as the US economy remains tenuous with more than 10 million people out of work, IT budgets have held up remarkably well, thanks in large part to the recognition of the critical role technology plays in the successful launch of products and services ...

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