APMdigest asked experts from across Application Performance Management (APM) and related markets what they see as the most important way application performance impacts the business. The third installment covers the internal impacts of application performance on your teams.
Today, company productivity hinges on the smooth operation of numerous applications. Collaboration platforms, proprietary applications, business software — if any of these critical systems are interrrupted, productivity can grind to a halt. That's why it makes sense for companies to permanently monitor the performance of these vital technology tools, including applications, email systems, data backup solutions and security updates.
CEO, Paessler AG
Application performance is at the heart of business — today, almost every function in an organization depends on a piece of software, which creates direct dependency between application performance; productivity; and ultimately, revenue. To illustrate, a recent SolarWinds survey found that 93% of end users say application performance affects their ability to do their job, with 62% saying it's absolutely critical. To ensure peak application performance, IT needs to build a performance discipline with end-user performance as a shared goal across the entire team and with increased visibility into performance metrics and bottlenecks across each element of the application stack.
VP, Product Marketing and Strategy, SolarWinds
The rise of business critical and revenue critical mobile apps means that poor app performance has a direct impact on business performance. Failures with employee-facing apps can lead employees to abandon them, and revert to the previously inefficient and expensive processes. For example, an airlines bug grounded planes and forced the crew to return to the gate to print flight plans.
CEO and Co-Founder, Crittercism
10. QUALITY SERVICE
Application performance is one of the most critical elements for delivering quality service to end users. Every service disruption creates a negative impression about the company (or department) to each user, as it reduces effectiveness, productivity and trust. Similarly, falling short on application performance expectations can be very damaging to a business’ productivity and profitability. By limiting or eliminating performance issues, software teams can enhance the effectiveness of the application and focus development efforts directly on improvements to functionality.
CEO, eG Innovations
Unified Communications solutions are tools and processes that allow people to work together anytime across offices, cities and countries. Collaboration solutions are the lifeblood of every modern organization where rapid communication can make or break a business. Poor application performance can directly impact how people can effectively work together. Monitoring the quality of the experience ensures the best user experience and productive collaboration.
Ulrica de Fort-Menares
VP of Product Strategy, LiveAction
In today's on-demand market a poor application performance is not just a quality problem — it's a revenue impacting problem. The impacts of poor applications are many, from recurring downtime and revenue risks to losing customers and loyalty. One of the most important ones in my view is its effect on productivity and innovation. Application performance problems not only impact you, but also your IT development team. The more time the IT team spends to fix a broken application, the less it spends on thinking ahead on potential opportunities.
Application bottlenecks can lead an otherwise functional computer or server to slow down to a crawl. Addressing bottleneck issues usually results in returning the system to operable performance levels; however, fixing bottleneck issues requires first identifying the underperforming component. These five bottleneck causes are among the most common ...
Providing business-critical services at agreed service levels is not easy because numerous factors such as faulty configuration changes, bandwidth, network performance and attacks affect them. To ensure seamless availability of business-critical services, IT teams have to overcome such challenges. ManageEngine surveyed IT professionals to find out the top five challenges that might impact IT in 2017 ...
The amount of data, research and case studies on the benefits and effectiveness of hybrid cloud keeps growing. Yet some people are still skeptical, thinking that it’s just a play to keep data centers relevant in a public cloud age. Some recent outages of cloud-based systems may be just the thing to bring hybrid cloud skeptics around ...
Monitoring a business means monitoring an entire business – not just IT or application performance. If businesses truly care about differentiating themselves from the competition, they must approach monitoring holistically. Separate, siloed monitoring systems are quickly becoming a thing of the past ...
A growing IT delivery gap is slowing down the majority of the businesses surveyed and directly putting revenue at risk, according to MuleSoft's 2017 Connectivity Benchmark Report on digital transformation initiatives and the business impact of APIs ...
Why containers are growing in popularity is no surprise — they’re extremely easy to spin up or down, but come with an unforeseen issue. Without the right foresight, DevOps and IT teams may lose a lot of visibility into these containers resulting in operational blind spots and even more haystacks to find the presumptive performance issue needle ...
Much emphasis is placed on servers and storage when discussing Application Performance, mainly because the application lives on a server and uses storage. However, the network has considerable importance, certainly in the case of WANs where there are ways of speeding up the transmission of data of a network ...
The majority of IT executives believe investment in IT Service Management (ITSM) is important to gain the agility needed to compete in an era of global, cross-industry disruption and digital transformation, according to Delivering Value to Today’s Digital Enterprise: The State of IT Service Management 2017, a report by BMC, conducted in association with Forbes ...
Let’s say your company has examined all the potential pros and cons, and moved your critical business applications to the cloud. The advertised benefits of the cloud seem like they’ll work out great. And in many ways, life is easier for you now. But as often happens when things seem too good to be true, reality has a way of kicking in to reveal just exactly how many things can go wrong with your cloud setup – things that can directly impact your business ...
IT leadership is more driven to be innovative than ever, but also more in need of justifying costs and showing value than ever. Combining the two is no mean feat, especially when individual technologies are put forward as the single tantalizing answer ...