Vendor Forum

August 26, 2020
Mike Fuhrman
Flexential

No matter what year it is, businesses cannot afford, financially or operationally, to be hit by a data breach or system loss. This is an ongoing concern, but in the age of COVID-19, that risk multiplies several fold due to remote data access. Any downtime as companies work to recover lost information could have major consequences ...

August 25, 2020
Mike Marks
Aternity

During the past three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the business world has grappled with the question of whether to or when to reopen offices. Numerous companies have publicly announced permanent remote work options or signaled a move to hybrid work models, but most have yet to determine their plans. While the decision-making fundamentally rests on how well countries and states manage the virus, CEOs also need to consider the long-term impact on employee productivity ...

August 18, 2020
Paul Davenport
AppNeta

The mass rush to work-from-home (WFH) that took place back in the spring was a shock to the system for many enterprise networks. But with summer closing out and the prospects of a near-term return to office-centric workflows looking increasingly slim, enterprise IT teams that haven't gotten comfortable with their "new normal" need to start making changes fast ...

August 12, 2020
Scott Leatherman
Virtana

The outsourcing of IT infrastructure to a dedicated provider can make it difficult for organizations to understand where and how their operations are running and can become a breeding ground for misunderstanding and myths. To help clear up some of these myths, I've put together a guide to support organizations in the decision-making process and help them understand whether moving to the cloud is the right option for their business ...

August 05, 2020
Nadeem Zahid
cPacket Networks

Application or network downtime is expensive, and given the growing numbers and types of high-availability and mission-critical applications, systems and networks — and our increasing reliance on them — ensuring consistent access to mission-critical applications is essential for ensuring customer loyalty and keeping employees productive. Businesses must recognize that applications availability depends on the network and implement a strategy to ensure network-aware application performance monitoring ...

July 30, 2020
Mehdi Daoudi
Catchpoint

One of the most frustrating experiences for website visitors is a slow, unresponsive website. Worst-case scenario, a web bounce causes prospects to permanently bounce from your company. In an effort to help companies improve web performance, Google launched the Web Vitals initiative in May and announced three new search engine ranking factors ...

July 27, 2020
Brian Trzupek
DigiCert

Many remote employees must access a corporate private network from home to continue business as usual. Organizations are turning to virtual private networks (VPN) as never before to keep remote workers connected to critical information and tools. To protect sensitive data and network bandwidth, however, companies must secure and control that network access such as by incorporating digital certificates into their cybersecurity strategy. Follow these five VPN best practices for secure remote worker access ...

July 23, 2020
Sergio Bea
Accedian

The role of the IT department was once manageable — straightforward tasks such as computer desktop support, installing and configuring hardware and software, and monitoring and maintaining systems and servers were commonplace. But as a result of digital transformation and the adoption of new and emerging technologies, IT teams are now responsible for driving business strategy and cost savings. With all of the new responsibilities, it's not surprising that we've seen new disciplines emerge, such as NetOps, DevOps, SecOps and DevSecOps ...

July 21, 2020
Tobias Dunn-Krahn
xMatters

One byproduct of COVID-19-imposed stay-at-home mandates is an unprecedented reliance on digital services for everything from grocery shopping and food delivery to video conferencing and workflow automation. And it's impacting both consumers of those digital services and the IT operations professionals responsible for delivering them ...

July 20, 2020
Dave McAllister
Splunk

OpenTelemetry is a project within the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) that has gathered contributors and supporters far and wide, becoming one of the most active projects found in open source today. In fact, the collaboration that OpenTelemetry has developed is pretty amazing ...

July 15, 2020
Jason Lieblich
Exoprise

Digital Experience Monitoring is a tool that should be integrated with an organization's change management strategy. A key benefit of SaaS/cloud is no longer being responsible for software and hardware upgrades, maintenance, and patch cycles. Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 means no longer spending precious time and resources on Windows, Exchange or SharePoint upgrades for example. But that doesn't mean that IT can ignore changes or doesn't need to monitor for their effects ...

July 14, 2020
Jason Lieblich
Exoprise

As systems become more complex and IT loses direct control of infrastructure (hello cloud), it becomes both more difficult and more important to capture and observe, holistically, the user experience. SaaS or cloud apps like Salesforce, Microsoft Office 365, and Workday have become mission-critical to most businesses and therefore need to be examined when it comes to experience monitoring ...

July 09, 2020
Scott Leatherman
Virtana

Enterprises that halted their cloud migration journey during the current global pandemic are two and a half times more likely than those that continued their move to the cloud to have experienced IT outages that negatively impacted their SLAs, according to Virtana's latest survey report The Current State of Hybrid Cloud and IT ...

July 08, 2020
Tom Amsterdam
Granulate

Every business has the responsibility to do their part against climate change by reducing their carbon footprint while increasing sustainability and efficiency. Harnessing optimization of IT infrastructure is one method companies can use to reduce carbon footprint, improve sustainability and increase business efficiency, while also keeping costs down ...

June 24, 2020
Bruno Kurtic
Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic recently commissioned an independent market research study to understand the industry momentum behind continuous intelligence — and the necessity for digital organizations to embrace a cloud-native, real-time continuous intelligence platform to support the speed and agility of business for faster decision-making, optimizing security, driving new innovation and delivering world-class customer experiences. Some of the key findings include ...

June 23, 2020
Ritu Dubey
Digitate

When it comes to viruses, it's typically those of the computer/digital variety that IT is concerned about. But with the ongoing pandemic, IT operations teams are on the hook to maintain business functions in the midst of rapid and massive change. One of the biggest challenges for businesses is the shift to remote work at scale. Ensuring that they can continue to provide products and services — and satisfy their customers — against this backdrop is challenging for many ...

June 22, 2020
Tal Weiss
OverOps

Teams tasked with developing and delivering software are under pressure to balance the business imperative for speed with high customer expectations for quality. In the course of trying to achieve this balance, engineering organizations rely on a variety of tools, techniques and processes. The 2020 State of Software Quality report provides a snapshot of the key challenges organizations encounter when it comes to delivering quality software at speed, as well as how they are approaching these hurdles. This blog introduces its key findings ...

June 17, 2020
Ross Schibler
Opsani

In the agile DevOps framework, there is a vital piece missing; something that previous approaches to application development did well, but has since fallen by the wayside. That is, the post-delivery portion of the toolchain. Without continuous cloud optimization, the CI/CD toolchain still produces massive inefficiencies and overspend ...

June 16, 2020
Angie Mistretta
AppDynamics

The COVID-19 pandemic has exponentially accelerated digital transformation projects. To better understand where IT professionals are turning for help, we analyzed the online behaviors of IT decision-makers. Our research found an increase in demand for resources related to APM, microservices and dependence on cloud services ...

June 15, 2020
Scott Leatherman
Virtana

The rush to the public cloud has now slowed as organizations realized that it is not a "one size fits all" solution. The main issue is the lack of deep visibility into the performance of applications provided by the host. Our own research has recently revealed that 32% of public cloud resources are currently under-utilized, and without proper direction and guidance, this will remain the case ...

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