Vendor Forum

October 04, 2023
Tim Flower

Software License Optimization is a strategy focused on making a single procured software license, or group of licenses, as cost-efficient and effective as possible through the management of software license counts, usage and cost. The focus of the strategy should be centered around software standards and usage to avoid losing money on unused or redundant software ...

October 02, 2023
Mike Marks

As Gen Z and Millennials become a larger part of the workforce, expectations for the Digital Employee Experience (DEX) have never been higher, according to Riverbed's Global Digital Employee Experience Survey of 1,800 IT business decision makers worldwide ...

September 27, 2023
Aviv Zohari

Navigating observability pricing models can be compared to solving a perplexing puzzle which includes financial variables and contractual intricacies. Predicting all potential costs in advance becomes an elusive endeavor, exemplified by a recent eye-popping $65 million observability bill ...

September 26, 2023
Kapil Tandon

Generative AI may be a great tool for the enterprise to help drive further innovation and meaningful work, but it also runs the risk of generating massive amounts of spam that will counteract its intended benefits. From increased AI spam bots to data maintenance due to large volumes of outputs, enterprise AI applications can create a cascade of issues that end up detracting from productivity gains ...

September 25, 2023
Ajay Singh

A long-running study of DevOps practices ... suggests that any historical gains in MTTR reduction have now plateaued. For years now, the time it takes to restore services has stayed about the same: less than a day for high performers but up to a week for middle-tier teams and up to a month for laggards. The fact that progress is flat despite big investments in people, tools and automation is a cause for concern ...

September 19, 2023
Ritu Dubey

Customer loyalty is changing as retailers get increasingly competitive. More than 75% of consumers say they would end business with a company after a single bad customer experience. This means that just one price discrepancy, inventory mishap or checkout issue in a physical or digital store, could have customers running out to the next store that can provide them with better service. Retailers must be able to predict business outages in advance, and act proactively before an incident occurs, impacting customer experience ...

September 14, 2023
Ishan Mukherjee
New Relic

Earlier this year, New Relic conducted a study on observability ... The 2023 Observability Forecast reveals observability's impact on the lives of technical professionals and businesses' bottom lines. Here are 10 key takeaways from the forecast ...

September 06, 2023
Mike Marks

Companies have historically relied on tools that warn IT teams when their digital systems are experiencing glitches or attacks. But in an age where consumer loyalty is fickle and hybrid workers' Digital Employee Experience (DEX) is paramount for productivity, companies cannot afford to retroactively deal with IT failures that slow down employee productivity ...

August 21, 2023
Rob Mason

The digital landscape is continually evolving, and as businesses strive to provide exceptional user experiences, digital quality becomes a critical factor in ensuring customer satisfaction ...

August 09, 2023
Mark Troester

The modern world relies on applications: every business, regardless of industry, depends on them to varying degrees. Whether you operate a hospital, an e-commerce business, a farm or a factory, applications play a central role in day-to-day operations. Even a few minutes of application downtime can have disastrous consequences ... To effectively manage application experience (AX) and user experience (UX), businesses need greater visibility into the networks. This can be achieved through application-aware network performance monitoring (NPM) technologies ...

August 08, 2023
Rebecca Dilthey
Rocket Software

It's no secret that IT modernization has become one of the most critical ways for a business to stay competitive and ahead of the curve. But even while that notion is clear, the path toward achieving modernization is not. IT leaders today are bombarded with all kinds of trends and technologies that make the task of modernizing a complex, even risky endeavor. With so many options to choose from, where do IT leaders' priorities fall? ...

August 01, 2023
Eberhardt Weber

One often overlooked area when it comes to reducing costs is the total cost of ownership (TCO) of software ... Reducing TCO can lead to huge savings, but requires a strategic approach that balances the minimizing of unnecessary expenditure with the need to optimize efficiency and improve business outcomes ...

July 31, 2023
Matt Krieg

The internet is generally said to have been born in 1989, and since then, every 11 years, there have been significant changes to core networking technology. Why? Because as enterprise networks grew, they required additional scale, speed, reliability, security, and privacy ... So, we're due for a big shift ...

July 26, 2023
Todd Moore

In 2023, cloud computing has become commonplace across tech and non-tech organizations around the world ... But are organizations prepared for public clouds? ...

July 24, 2023
Brian DeWyer
Reveille Software

To accomplish application integrations, IT developers will increasingly have a choice between GraphQL and REST APIs for web client interfaces ... But which one is better? Spoiler alert: it's GraphQL, and here's why ...

July 18, 2023
Franco Messori

As the world becomes increasingly connected, the demand for faster and more reliable mobile networks continues to grow. 5G is the latest mobile network technology that promises faster speeds, lower latency, and higher reliability. However, implementing 5G requires mobile network operators to transform their organizations and adopt a DevOps mindset ...

July 17, 2023
Ben Elms

We heard from over 650 CIOs across the world on how they are spearheading the transformation of their organizations equipped with future-ready networks to anticipate change, scale and adapt swiftly in today's hyperconnected world ...

July 13, 2023
Jeff Tao

In today's digital world, cloud migration is essential for organizations looking to modernize their data infrastructure ... Let's discuss some practical solutions for a seamless cloud migration experience. Whether you're a small business or a large enterprise, these tips can help organizations overcome the hurdles of cloud migration to modernize their data infrastructure ...

July 12, 2023
Grant Duxbury

Despite the overwhelming enthusiasm around hybrid cloud infrastructures, hurdles remain around cloud optimization, according to the 2023 Cloud Impact Study, commissioned by Aptum. The study also reveals the untapped potential IT leaders should implement. A few notable highlights include ...

June 27, 2023
Michael Cade
Kasten by Veeam

Prior to undertaking a Kubernetes deployment, IT leaders need to be aware of the potential pitfalls and how to address them, and optimizing costs might be the most important consideration ... It's important for IT leaders to look at three ways to keep surprise costs low and optimize their spend, all without having to scale back on deployments ...