Vendor Forum

May 11, 2016
Donna Parent

A recent enterprise mobility survey noted that respondents executing business mobility average two to three times the ROI over surveyed organizations that have not undertaken business mobility initiatives [and only run business apps on desktops or physical devices], according to the The Mobile Playbook, 3rd Annual Edition produced by EndUserExperience2Day ...

May 10, 2016
Akhil Sahai
Symphony SummitAI

Why do outages of mission-critical applications still happen? Aren't there multiple solutions that can alert IT teams to problems? Yes – and that can be part of the problem. One alarm goes off, and then another and another until the team is quickly overwhelmed. By the time an incident like this is brought under control, the company may have lost on average as much as $750,000 for a 90-minute outage. Ask these 5 questions before moving forward with a monitoring solution that can address application outages ...

May 09, 2016
Sasha Gilenson

Today IT Operations Analytics technology detecting the latest state of the hybrid cloud environments and tracking history of the introduced changes is essential to creating visibility into an otherwise black box of the cloud ...

April 29, 2016
Mandana Javaheri

A majority (80 percent) of organizations receiving 500 or more severe/critical alerts per day currently investigate less than one percent of those alerts, according to new research from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), sponsored by Savvius ...

April 28, 2016
Jeff Loeb

Ipswitch recently released a report, The Challenges of Controlling IT Complexity, that reveals IT teams feel they are at risk of losing control of their company’s IT environment in the face of new technologies. But what exactly is it about new technologies that is vexing today’s IT teams? A deeper dive into the research uncovers two major themes that teams are grappling with to better manage increasing IT complexity ...

April 19, 2016
Boaz Amidor

A bad onboarding experience can be a nightmare for a new user. Bad website design, absent customer support, a poorly implemented tutorial, all of this can turn into a Kafkaesque nightmare for the unsuspecting customer. Here are four of the most common customer onboarding pitfalls in the SaaS world and the equivalent nightmares we've all experienced at one time or another ...

April 18, 2016
Mehdi Daoudi

The digital business era is placing a premium on strong end-user performance (speed) for all websites, mobile sites and applications. Failing to deliver strong experiences can negatively impact a company's profits and brand reputation. Staying ahead of the game from a performance perspective really comes down to preparation and monitoring. If a comprehensive performance strategy is deployed, organizations are less likely to fall behind. Today, a failsafe performance management strategy consists of these six key factors ...

April 14, 2016
Matthew Hines
CA Technologies

Where is the current state of DevOps adoption, and what are the resulting challenges and conditions, among the global masses? Beyond the unicorns and thought leaders – and certainly outside the realm of vendor marketing – how far has this journey progressed among you, the average DevOps-affected professionals? How can you find out where your organization really stands, or what questions you need to consider in further advancing, or even merely beginning the DevOps transformation? Here's one alternative – take the 2016 State of DevOps Survey ...

April 12, 2016
Dan Turchin

We're all technology companies. Every second of downtime hurts. Monitoring at scale is hard. And that's just the beginning of what you shared in our recent survey ...

April 11, 2016
Guy Warren
ITRS Group

There is a lot of confusion about what is Application Performance Monitoring, Application Performance Management (APM) and IT Operational Analytics (ITOA). To help clarify this rather muddy set of terms, we use two models which we find are much clearer and logical, and have less ambiguity than the APM and ITOA definitions ...

April 06, 2016
Doron Pinhas
Continuity Software

How can we use IT Operations Analytics to effectively improve IT operational excellence? How can it help us make better decisions? And most importantly, how can it help prevent downtime and service disruptions? Continuity Software recently conducted an infrastructure resiliency survey, with the goal of helping IT infrastructure and operations executives benchmark their organization’s performance and practices against their peers ...

April 04, 2016
Kong Yang

IT infrastructures are evolving from traditional on-premises-only to a hybrid strategy that links internal and external IT services driven by the existence of the cloud. To shed more light on the new concerns and pressures created by this evolution, SolarWinds recently released the SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2016: The Hybrid IT Evolution, our annual study consisting of survey-based research that explores significant trends, developments and movements related to and directly affecting IT and IT professionals ...

April 01, 2016
Kent Alstad

Many sites are cramming their homepages with images, video and other content. But as they add more visuals, they're missing one core element: optimization. Whether it's due to a steady uptick in the number of images, complicated JavaScript, or other plugins (all part of a push toward eye-catching pages), many sites are slow to load and need far too much time before users can interact with them. That's one of the key findings in Radware's 2016 State of the Union report on multi-industry web performance ...

March 30, 2016
Clay Smith
New Relic

For any website, including the ones for the next president of the United States, here are some best practices informed by the performance data that we’ve collected ...

March 29, 2016
Sridhar Iyengar

From an IT team's point of view, understanding the user experience of their applications is becoming challenging as technology evolves. Newer and more complex applications are being written using an assortment of languages. These applications are being deployed on a wide variety of infrastructure components. Fortunately, there are a few means available through which businesses can determine the user experience of their Web applications. Let's take a look at three common approaches ...

March 28, 2016
Priyanka Tiwari
SmartBear Software

When it comes to developing, deploying, and maintaining a truly powerful application, performance needs to be a top priority. But that performance isn't only limited to the software your team builds and maintains. Moreover, the performance of an application depends on the performance of the APIs that power it. SmartBear Software recently released the results of a global API survey ...

March 24, 2016
Ramy Hassanein
CA Technologies

In a perfect world, deployments would always go as planned – however in the world of IT we all know that is not the case. There's a long list of reasons why Application Performance Management (APM) deployments might fail. Some reasons can be aligned to people, others to process and finally some to product ...

March 23, 2016
Dirk Paessler
Paessler AG

Paessler conducted a survey of 229 of our customers and found that 86 percent of respondents believe that a high number of users streaming NCAA Tournament games could have a severe impact on their network, and that 94 percent expected network traffic/utilization levels to be higher during tournament games that take place during the work day. In response to this, 87 percent said that their company will block access to live streaming on the network ...

March 16, 2016
Jeremy Rossbach

Building a network fit for the application economy means transformation, optimization and virtualization. Today’s networks and processes will not be sufficient to meet digital consumers’ expectations for agility and availability. Services will suffer downtime. Applications will be slow to respond. And digital consumers will be quick to find an alternative. Embracing new technologies, such as SDN and NFV will be key to safeguarding application performance and service continuity in a digital age ...

March 11, 2016
Kong Yang

Although the new role of IT professionals in the hybrid world will vary based on individual business needs, all will need to become polymaths in order to be successful. In fact, SolarWinds recently conducted a survey among nearly 100 global IT professionals in its thwack community that revealed the top six skills they say are needed to manage hybrid IT environments ...