Vendor Forum

February 21, 2013
Albert Mavashev
Nastel Technologies

In my last blog, I discussed strategies for dealing with the complexities of monitoring performance in the various stacks that make up a cloud implementation. Here, we will look at ways to detect trends, analyze your data, and act on it ...

February 20, 2013
Albert Mavashev
Nastel Technologies

In cloud environments, where volatility is the norm, it becomes ever more difficult to predict application behavior and measure performance. Now, we are chasing a moving target, and hence the added difficulties. Are you up for the challenge?

February 05, 2013
Belinda Yung-Rubke

Unified performance management breaks down the silo approach in which organizations tend to focus on a single issue within different groups, even if there may be huge implications ranging from the end user to the CEO. Instead of following the old approach of focusing on a single issue or user performance, the unified performance management strategy can be deployed across the enterprise in four key steps ...

February 01, 2013
Stephen Pierzchala

Sadly, natural disasters often cause major devastation and wreckage. They can make a business prone to widespread power outages, transportation stoppages, and massive flooding, interrupting day-to-day physical operations and revenue streams. But recent advances in computing – specifically, the advent of Cloud computing – have made today’s data centers and the businesses they support much more resilient ...

January 08, 2013
Pamela Roussos

David Roth, CEO and Co-Founder of AppFirst, has provided APMdigest with his top 4 APM predictions for 2013 ...

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 ...