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July 24, 2014
Larry Haig
Intechnica

(aka – “If that monitoring system wakes me up at 3am one more time … !”)

In considering alerting, the core issue is not whether a given tool will generate alerts, as anything sensible certainly will. Rather, the central problem is what could be termed the actionability of the alerts generated. Failure to flag issues related to poor performance is a clear no-no, but unfortunately over-alerting has the same effect, as these will rapidly be ignored.

July 17, 2014
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

Today's blog will center on some examples of we call "external metrics" based on use cases, as well as on planning meaningful ROI metrics in conjunction with specific use-case benefits ...

July 10, 2014
Larry Dragich
Auto Club Group

Monitoring application performance on the surface and the currents below is a great way to build a performance baseline and provide application fluency. Ironically, the deep dive tools sets in place today still may not provide all the insight you need to quickly resolve anomalous behavior ...

July 08, 2014
John Rakowski
Forrester

I put this blog together to support my new research report on Introducing Software Analytics, A Key Business Technology Solution. If you want to know why it’s key then please read on …

June 26, 2014
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

It may sound childlike, but a good place to start before putting any metrics in place is to ask,"Why?" Probably the first answer at the top of most adopters' minds is because I have no choice if I'm going to sell this thing. Other bad reasons to establish metrics include to justify the cost of the CMDB project and to provide an absolute yardstick of CMDB success. While both of these motivators may sound good politically, they create a false notion of how value can be directly measured around a CMDB System.

June 13, 2014
Gabriel Lowy
Tech-Tonics

Performance analytics in cloud platforms is becoming table stakes amid intensifying price competition for increasingly commoditized services. The ability to effectively manage application performance is a key component of every infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider’s cloud monitoring strategy. As a result, cloud platform providers must continue to add functionality due to fewer opportunities to differentiate on raw compute or storage resources.

June 03, 2014
Larry Dragich
Auto Club Group

As enterprises embrace the DevOps philosophy, and the coalescence of the Development and Operations continues, I foresee the conditions ripening to foster innovative methods of making application performance better and code deployments smoother. To me, the argument that system monitoring is just a “nice to have” and not really a core requirement for operational readiness dissipates quickly when a critical application goes down with no warning.


May 27, 2014
Shahid Saleem
Quadnet

The lack of innovation in traditional data centers has given way to developments in the cloud. It offers flexible user models such as Pay As You Go (PAYG) and Multi Tenancy services for e.g. Amazon Web Services (AWS). The downside is that as the cloud’s capacity increases (400k registrations AWS-Quadnet 2014) it is prone to more blackouts, security and compliance risks than we are led to believe.

May 22, 2014
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

Nearly half of survey respondents are plagued by regular IT performance and availability issues, according to IT Growth and Transformation, a survey of UK CIOs and IT leaders ...

May 19, 2014
Bob Wescott
The Every Computer Performance Book

For those who firefight recurring performance problems, there is tremendous satisfaction in their heroic efforts. There is an adrenalin rush and a freedom of action that stands in stark contrast to the boring calm of an ordinary day ...

May 12, 2014
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

CIOs and other IT executives have made significant progress in their long-standing efforts to tightly align and coordinate their IT departments with their organizations’ business units. Despite this progress, obstacles remain before the vision of true IT and business integration can be fully realized, according to the results of the CIOs at a Technology and Cultural Crossroads survey ...

May 08, 2014
Shahid Saleem
Quadnet

The following are four reasons why you should utilize Application Performance Management (APM) tools ...

May 05, 2014
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

Optimizing application development and maintenance (ADM) can cut costs by more than 50 percent, according to research by Gartner ...

May 02, 2014
Bob Wescott
The Every Computer Performance Book

Response time is the total amount of time you waited for something you asked for. If you have response time data, there are some really interesting questions you can answer about the total amount of time spent waiting and theoretical max throughput that can be achieved. Here we will look at a couple of them ...

April 28, 2014
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

While 75% of the top 100 retail websites employ a Content Delivery Network (CDN), the median home page takes a full second longer to become interactive than the median page that does not use a CDN ...

April 17, 2014
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

In my previous blog, CMDB System Use Cases - Part One, I discussed use cases such as Change Impact Management and Change Automation, and Asset Management and Financial Optimization. In this follow-up blog I cover two more CMDB use cases ...

April 14, 2014
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

The least effective way to begin a CMDB deployment is to simply assume that by having the software in place and feeding it with assorted data you're building a system that will magically bring you value. That's why I like to stress "relevance" and "use case" when planning a CMDB initiative. The following is a summary of CMDB/CMS-related use-cases based on observations from real deployments ...

April 07, 2014
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

With consumers engaging more directly with businesses through mobile and social media, more than 60 percent of CIOs will focus more heavily on improving the customer experience and getting closer to customers, according to a new report released by IBM ...

April 02, 2014
John Rakowski
Forrester

Our relationship with technology is changing rapidly. It is becoming more intimate and personal, meaning that datacenter centric monitoring approaches that focus on availability and performance alone, while still essential, are only the beginning of what is required for a holistic technology monitoring strategy ...

March 19, 2014
Russell Rothstein
IT Central Station

IT Central Station is a fast-growing professional social network for enterprise IT professionals to share knowledge and expertise. Reading reviews on IT Central Station are a valuable source to understand the challenges that other companies are facing today when managing application performance and choosing the right APM vendor to address their needs. The following are three themes I have seen discussed in some of our recent APM reviews ...

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