Vendor Forum

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 ...

September 06, 2012
Antonio Piraino

Hosting providers should be looking way beyond just a good discount from the vendors in order to survive ...

September 05, 2012
Antonio Piraino

In our recent survey, if there was a single clear delineation between AWS and Rackspace, both vying for cloud attention, Rackspace stands out as the pioneer in selling support services while AWS pioneered the hourly billing rate for raw storage and compute power. Putting it into perspective, there is a growing desire from hosting providers to emulate the superior management and support services that are being used in mid-size and large enterprises ...

September 04, 2012
Steve Tack

Imagine it's Black Friday, when all of the sudden … boom! Your most critical Web application goes awry, bringing your e-commerce operation to a screeching halt on the very day flawless performance is needed most ...

August 29, 2012
Denise Dubie
CA Technologies

Software development teams face increasing pressure to deliver high-quality apps on-time and within budget. Unfortunately, according to recent study results, those teams aren’t often equipped with the right tools and appropriate technology to adequately meet the demands of customer needs at low costs and in short timeframes. This reality often translates into applications that reflect poorly on the business ...

August 27, 2012
Charley Rich
Nastel Technologies

I have found that with leaks, it doesn’t matter how fast you bail, leaks will still take you down! Although the kinds of leaks we see in today's organizations are different than a water leak, a JVM leak can still be just as disastrous ...

August 24, 2012
Belinda Yung-Rubke

Application performance monitoring has become the focal point of IT operations and management. However, managing application performance is no longer the exclusive responsibility of the application team. Today we see network administration teams – that need to prove “it’s not the network” – also stepping up to participate in diagnosing application performance problems. To accomplish this, there are a number of network-based APM solutions on the market that target network engineers and operations teams. If you’re one of those team members, consider the following as you evaluate new solutions ...

August 13, 2012
Pamela Roussos

In my first two blogs I discussed how the ‘new world’ IT department is raising the profile of DevOps, and how this fundamental shift is making visibility across business risk and system metrics more important than ever before. Now I'd like to talk about how you can leverage this ‘new world’ by positioning your IT department to drive innovation at your company ...

August 08, 2012
Suvish Viswanathan

Efficient APM is all about giving insights into the inter-dependency of all devices and showing various business transactions that are taking place to realize what an end-user is experiencing ... At the end of the day, the ultimate goal is to create systems that are robust and can give real-time visibility into events and transactions ...