February 24, 2017

Global revenue in the BI and analytics software market is forecast to reach $18.3 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.3 percent from 2016, according to the latest Gartner forecast. Gartner believes the rapidly evolving modern BI and analytics market is being influenced by the following 7 dynamics ...

February 23, 2017
Terry Critchley

An important aspect of performance monitoring is where the observer stands when looking at the IT scenario. Each participant has a different view of what is bad performance - network, database, web, system, user personnel, management and external people - customers, regulatory bodies etc. These are what I call viewpoints ...

February 22, 2017
Terry Critchley

An important aspect of performance monitoring is where the observer stands when looking at the IT scenario. If a complaint says the performance of an application is dreadful, the network man might say "Everything is fine" and the database man may agree, both saying "What's the problem?" All these people may say that the performance world is rosy but not to other people who have a different idea on what is rosy and what is not ...

February 21, 2017
Michelle McLean

Instapaper, a "read later" tool for saving web pages to read on other devices or offline, suffered an extensive outage 2 weeks ago. While Instapaper hit a unique problem — a file size limitation — its experience speaks to a much larger problem: scaling a database is difficult, and never quick. That basic fact explains why outages like this are surprisingly common ...

February 17, 2017
Pete Waterhouse

Docker monitoring requires a different approach – one that treats dockerized apps as the future of a modern digital business and works to, well - future proof them. There are four important considerations ...

February 16, 2017

Hybrid Cloud is the preferred enterprise strategy, according to RightScale's 2017 State of the Cloud Report ...

February 15, 2017
Dirk Paessler

IT departments often try to protect against downtime by focusing on the web application. Monitoring web application's performance helps identify malfunctions and their cause on a code level, so that the DevOps team can solve the problem. But, monitoring application performance only protects against application errors and ignores external factors such as network traffic, hardware, connectivity issues or bandwidth usage, all of which can have an impact performance and availability of a website ...

February 14, 2017
Aruna Ravichandran

Everybody loves DevOps. In fact, DevOps is the hottest date in IT. That's because DevOps promises to satisfy the deepest longings of digital business — including fast execution on innovative ideas, competitively differentiated customer experiences, and significantly improved operational efficiencies ...

February 13, 2017

Forrester forecasted that direct online sales totaled 11.6 percent of total US retail sales in 2016, but digital touchpoints actually impacted an estimated 49 percent of total US retail sales, according to The State of Retailing Online 2017: Key Metrics, Business Objectives and Mobile report, released by the National Retail Federation’s Shop.org division and Forrester ...

February 10, 2017
Gabriel Lowy

Cisco's acquisition of AppDynamics – and the premium it paid – represents a "statement acquisition" that addresses several converging trends in both technology and financial markets. For strategic acquirers and tech investors, the acquisition is about delivering value to users and improving business outcomes through a go-to-market model that drives recurring revenues ...

February 09, 2017
Armando Diana

Infrastructure management is sometimes divided into categories of server management, network management, event management, and storage management. With so many different substructures to manage it becomes difficult for an IT Operations professional to find answers in one place. APM Academy is launching a new, content-rich section for Infrastructure Management sponsored by CA Technologies. The new IM blog section will feature new content each week from the experts at CA Technologies spanning a wide range of topics but focused on helping you better understand the market, technology and trends ...

February 08, 2017
Doron Pinhas

Industrial and technological revolutions happen because new manufacturing systems or technologies make life easier, less expensive, more convenient, or more efficient. It's been that way in every epoch – but Continuity Software's new study indicates that in the cloud era, there's still work to be done ...

February 07, 2017
John Kim

APM tools allow developers to optimize their code and enhance user experience, however, these tools often fail to examine and optimize the core infrastructure responsible for application delivery. IPM solutions have emerged as a meaningful complement to APM for this very reason ...

February 06, 2017

The team behind APMdigest and DEVOPsdigest has launched ITSdigest, a new blog for the global Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) community ...

February 03, 2017
Pete Waterhouse

Businesses in every vertical are in race to gain a competitive edge, understanding that anything in a digital world has a limited shelf-life. To do this they're turning to big data and analytics; gleaning valuable information and then pivoting quickly before the pack catches up — essentially they win because their insights are actionable ...

February 02, 2017
Tammy Everts

Traffic surges can happen when you least expect them. Political events can have a huge impact on people’s online behavior, as the ACLU’s website outage clearly demonstrates. Here are 7 tips that organizations like the ACLU can borrow from the retail world ...

February 01, 2017
Michelle McLean

This past weekend, in the wake of a controversial Executive Order from President Trump, the ACLU found its website crashing under the load of an enormous spike in online donations. When an organization like the ACLU finds itself unexpectedly caught in "the Trump effect" — to its benefit or detriment — the IT staff may be under instant pressure to reinforce its systems to accommodate significant traffic surges. The following steps may help as a fast response ...

January 31, 2017
Daniel Mayo

One third (33 percent) of enterprises globally are underprepared for “digital transformation” – the process of replacing legacy networks and dedicated service platforms with a coherent digital environment that is flexible, cost-effective, and capable of delivering changes rapidly and dynamically – according to Ovum ...

January 30, 2017
Jerry Melnick

While VMware presents many opportunities for organizations of all sizes, it is not without its own challenges. As more companies begin to adopt this technology, IT pros are tasked to protect and ensure the efficiency of their business-critical applications that live in these virtual environments. A recent survey by SIOS Technology showed that IT teams are struggling to optimize VMware infrastructures, experiencing issues around managing multiple tools and resolving issues quickly and with accuracy ...

January 27, 2017

More than one-third (37 percent) of IT professionals plan to begin searching for a new employer and 26 percent plan to accept a new job next year, according to the 2017 Tech Career Outlook survey conducted by Spiceworks ...

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February 23, 2017
Terry Critchley
Author of "Making It in IT"
February 22, 2017
Terry Critchley
Author of "Making It in IT"
February 13, 2017
Pete Goldin
APMdigest
February 10, 2017
Gabriel Lowy
Tech-Tonics
January 27, 2017
Pete Goldin
APMdigest
January 06, 2017
Tony Baer
Ovum
December 07, 2016
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Gabriel Lowy
Tech-Tonics

Vendor Forum

February 21, 2017
Michelle McLean
ScaleArc
February 15, 2017
Dirk Paessler
Paessler AG
February 14, 2017
Aruna Ravichandran
CA Technologies
February 07, 2017
John Kim
HighBar Partners
February 01, 2017
Michelle McLean
ScaleArc
January 19, 2017
Andrew Levy
Apteligent
January 18, 2017
Dirk Paessler
Paessler AG