Vendor Forum

June 10, 2013
Eran Kinsbruner

As the adoption and centrality of mobile business apps continue to grow, so does the need for enterprises and mobile carriers to ensure a flawless user experience. A recent report by Compuware highlights the increasingly high expectations that users have for accessing sites on mobile phones and tablets. 57% of surveyed users said that they would not recommend a business that had a bad mobile site. Moreover, 46% would not return to that website and 40% had turned to a competitor’s site after a disappointing experience. Clearly, bad performance is bad for business ...

June 07, 2013
Jason Meserve
CA Technologies

Cloud computing is exceeding expectations, according to The TechInsights Report 2013: Cloud Succeeds. Now What? commissioned by CA Technologies ...

June 05, 2013
Michael Butt

IT operations managers are taking a high percentage of the blame when apps and sites stop working. Here are a few pressure points on IT operations today ...

June 04, 2013
Antonio Piraino

I recently spoke with Rachel Chalmers, Research Vice President - Infrastructure Management at 451 Research, about being cost-conscious while managing Amazon Web Services (AWS). Chalmers said you can save a ton of money by introducing cloud resources, and then you can spend it by having to rebuild or go back to fix mistakes ...

May 28, 2013
Belinda Yung-Rubke

Data center consolidation is an IT strategy brought on by the changing IT climate to combine large amounts of servers into a compact, cost-efficient system. Here are five ways data center consolidation can benefit organizations ...

May 23, 2013
Kieran Taylor

In essence, the health of ERP application performance is a proxy for business health, and fast, reliable applications have never been more important. However, the increased complexity within modern application delivery environments makes it very difficult to ensure strong performance ...

May 17, 2013
Jim Swepson

We’re all way too technical and often a user reporting “The network is slow” is taken literally. Then an investigation of the network is performed to absolutely no avail, because the user(s) who reported it have no way on earth of telling if the network is slow or fast or anything else. They’re actually observing that their “Application is Slow” ...

May 01, 2013
Vikas Aggarwal

Always regarded as a non-critical part of day-to-day operations in the past, Big Data and its delayed analysis was relegated to batch processing tools and monthly meetings. Today, as the IT industry has snowballed into a fast moving avalanche of Cloud, virtualization, outsourcing and distributed computing, the science of extracting meaningful intelligent metrics from Big Data has become an important and real-time component of IT Operations ...

April 25, 2013
Donal O'Sullivan

“A company missing its targets is an underperforming company. A company missing its forecast is a company out of control.” This was a favorite saying of an old friend of mine in sales management, and while you could argue the merits of the first sentence, the second is fairly undeniable. And yet it seems to me that when it comes to APM, many organizations fail to qualify for either category – neither underperforming nor even out of control ...

April 23, 2013
Ennio Carboni

APM tools provide current and historical performance statistics of the overall application, but in many cases they overlook the critical dependencies – both between multiple applications and between applications and the underlying infrastructure that supports them. Given the increased complexity in the modern IT ecosystem, it is critical to understand these dependencies and the impact they have on the effectiveness of an APM solution ...

April 16, 2013
Jason Meserve
CA Technologies

Innovative business models and services such as cloud and big data analytics aren’t possible without a strategic Service Assurance portfolio underpinned by infrastructure management, according to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of CA Technologies ...

April 08, 2013
Lawrence Baisch
Precise Software

There are two primary drivers which, when they come together, typically prompt a move to In-Memory. The first is the need for speed. The second is the phenomenal growth in data volumes. When both size and speed matter, the answer may well be In-Memory. Here are five points we recommend considering when moving to In-Memory ...

March 28, 2013
Jimmy Augustine

Do you like fast cars? I must admit I do. I also like websites that are fast too. In this day and age where Internet speed is now blazing fast, your customers expect everything else to keep pace ...

March 22, 2013
Belinda Yung-Rubke

The writing on the wall is bold: The role of the network team is changing ...

March 18, 2013
Sasha Gilenson

Available since the early 1990s, enterprises have relied on hundreds of IT management tools to monitor their infrastructure elements and applications. Still the promise of monitoring remains elusive. Many of these IT management tools present raw data, but lack insight into the actual meaning buried in all that data ...

March 13, 2013
Vic Nyman
BlueStripe Software

To help companies get their operations in shape to truly support business requirements, BlueStripe is advocating a service-oriented approach to application management ...

March 07, 2013
Karen Tegan Padir
Progress Software

Two thirds of those surveyed in a Vanson Bourne global study are concerned that they lack the skills to develop and maintain an appropriate, modern app in-house. Let's call this inability to connect end-users with enterprise approved mobile applications the App Gap ...

March 04, 2013
Jim Swepson

There are many APM solutions out in the market place - some 200 at last count - across different disciplines and domains, with differing features, methodology and options. The trick is to find one that suits you best ...

February 26, 2013
Srinivas Ramanathan
eG Innovations

eG Innovations is observing the following IT trends as well as the way these changes elevate the need for deep performance visibility, automated cross-silo performance correlation and diagnosis, pre-emptive problem alerting and predictive analytics so that companies can deliver on the ROI promise of transformational IT ...

February 22, 2013
Stephen Pierzchala

For advertisers, the Super Bowl represents much more than a football game. It’s the pinnacle event in the advertising industry’s year, where companies spend millions of dollars for 30 second and one-minute ad blocks as well as millions for the creation of the ads ...