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November 27, 2015
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

The Asia-Pacific APM market continues to grow strongly, driven by stringent regulatory norms and the growing dependence of business processes on applications, according to new research by Frost & Sullivan ...

November 20, 2014
James Billingham
Intechnica

Recently as part of an engagement reviewing a customer’s performance engineering maturity level and looking at what Application Performance Management (APM) tools best fit their needs I was asked, “Why not do it ourselves?” We didn’t have to go far in the analysis to demonstrate it was a non-starter for this customer, particularly as they rely on third parties and don’t have a large in-house development team who would have enough control to even start building this. But if you were going to create an OpenAPM yourself, would it even be feasible? ...

November 11, 2014
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

The average online shopper expects a web page to render in less than three seconds, according to two new studies by Radware. However, analysis of the load times of the top 100 retailers reveals that the median home page on a desktop takes 6.5 seconds to render its primary content and 11.4 seconds to fully load ...

November 06, 2014
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

Almost half of Holiday shopping will be done online in 2014, according to National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Holiday Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics ...

November 04, 2014
Bob Wescott
The Every Computer Performance Book

Sometimes performance work is all about the customer: “What do we need to handle the seasonal peak with reasonable response time?” Sometimes performance work is all about the money: “Can we cut 30% of our IT budget?” When it is all about the money, you have to have some financial numbers to work with that everyone agrees upon ...

October 29, 2014
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

Only 15 percent of organizations reported they were fully prepared to support mobile requirements, despite the fact that 60 percent indicated they considered mobile management important or critical to their business, according to a survey conducted by FrontRange in conjunction with Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) ...

October 24, 2014
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

Traditional network vulnerabilities are causing more business impacts than most realize, resulting in revenue and job loss, according to a survey commissioned by Avaya ...

October 20, 2014
Larry Dragich
Auto Club Group

Adopting an Application Performance Management (APM) strategy will help you manage the quality of the customer experience. The challenge is that APM has evolved into a mosaic of monitoring tools, analytic engines, and event processors that provide many solutions to different problem sets ...

October 13, 2014
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

Last month I introduced some recent — and I believe highly significant — research into the area of what EMA calls "Advanced Operations Analytics" or AOA. In that blog, I defined AOA as "big data for IT" and went on to explain how it transcends operations to include all of IT as well as some business constituents. In parallel, AOA also supports many multiple use cases.Now I’d like to share some of the "use case" insights and perspectives we learned from the research ...

October 07, 2014
Gabriel Lowy
Tech-Tonics

Pursuing DevOps ROI (return on investment) is compelling for organizations that adopt this approach to agile development practices. With the evolution toward cloud and mobile apps that run on converged infrastructures companies that implement DevOps processes can realize significant benefits in the three components of ROI. These include reduced costs, enhanced productivity and faster time to revenue.

October 03, 2014
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

IT is more and more a key component of all business initiatives and is becoming an important part of those budgets, according to Gartner. CIOs must work with business executives and the CFO to ensure that the critical contribution of IT is incorporated early in the strategic planning and budget planning processes ...

September 30, 2014
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

Poor image optimization on web pages has a clear measurable impact on the user experience, according to a new report entitled Progressive Image Rendering: Good or Evil? ...

September 23, 2014
Bob Wescott
The Every Computer Performance Book

Performance work is a great career as everything change over time and with each change comes new performance challenges. There are always things to do and things to learn. Good performance work can save the company and put your kids though college ...

September 17, 2014
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

EMA has just completed a groundbreaking research project assessing just how IT organizations are seeking to invest in, optimize, integrate and prioritize use cases for what we call "Advanced Operations Analytics" or "AOA" ...

September 12, 2014
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

In a recent survey, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise collected primary research among 1,000 members of its international customer base and 300 of its channel partners to identify the main challenges and opportunities for enterprises which have been created by developments in technology and behavior.

Called out here are four of the top findings concerned the following topics:

September 11, 2014
Gabriel Lowy
Tech-Tonics

Once again, Apple has shown its product and marketing prowess with the launch of the iPhone 6 models and the Apple Watch. Cool as they may be, ApplePay could be the most significant illustration of how Apple necessitates the PADS Framework ...

September 09, 2014
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

The median page of the top 100 retail websites has grown 67% in just one year - and many are failing to leverage advanced techniques to help accelerate their pages, according to Radware's latest quarterly study ...

August 26, 2014
Julie Craig
EMA

Every vendor-hosted APM offering is different, and it is up to the consumer to go into the selection process with a clear understanding of what is most important to his/her company. For potential customers seeking a cloud option delivering a comprehensive, end to end APM perspective, the options are limited ...

August 22, 2014
Julie Craig
EMA

Enterprise-grade APM solutions have traditionally had a reputation for being complex and difficult to deploy. Virtually every enterprise-sized company is supporting a mix of applications written in multiple languages, running on different OSs, anchored by exotic technologies such as caching and acceleration and increasingly extending into the public cloud. Monitoring each of these components in context to end-to-end execution can be a daunting proposition – which is why APM products tend to be more complex to deploy than, say, a server monitoring tool. That being said, an increasing number of IT organizations are seeking an alternative, and, not surprisingly, an increasing number of vendors are now offering "APM as a Service" ...

August 18, 2014
John Rakowski
Forrester

Last year, Forrester released a report in which we highlighted that 32% of respondents to our Forrsights Business Decision-Makers Survey in 2012 stated that they believe their IT department hinders business success. Unfortunately in 2014, this figure has jumped to 43% ...

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