The BSM Blog

May 19, 2016
Jean Tunis
RootPerformance

The HyperText Transport Protocol (HTTP) is the application layer protocol in the TCP/IP stack used for the communication of web traffic. The most widely used version is the previous version, HTTP/1.1, which has a number of limitations ...

May 18, 2016
Jean Tunis
RootPerformance

As websites continue to advance, the underlying protocols that they run on top of must change in order to meet the demands of user expected page load times. This blog is the first in a 5-part series on APMdigest where I will discuss web application performance and how new protocols like SPDY, HTTP/2, and QUIC will hopefully improve IT so we can have happy website users ...

May 12, 2016
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

Software Defined Network (SDN) is being called "the future of networking" for its ability to deliver greater efficiency and automation, however, research from British cloud and network provider Exponential-e has revealed that 86 percent of UK businesses do not understand SDN and 95 percent do not know what benefits it could bring to their enterprise ...

April 27, 2016
Julie Craig
EMA

The findings outlined in Part 1 of this blog point to a need for "smart" APM solutions supporting automation of change monitoring, performance and availability management, and production troubleshooting functions. With such capabilities in place, Dev and Ops resources could be freed up to deliver the new software products that have become the lifeblood of the agile business ...

April 26, 2016
Julie Craig
EMA

At a time when software is becoming increasingly business relevant, IT teams are, in too many cases, retreating to the silo monitoring techniques of the past to track and troubleshoot application performance ...

April 22, 2016
Jean Tunis
RootPerformance

Here are some common recommendations to optimize the steps of a web page request ...

April 21, 2016
Jean Tunis
RootPerformance

The performance of your website is obviously very important. When visitors comes to your company website, they won't stick around very long if it's slow. If those visitors are users of your web application, they may not be for long if they encounter a consistently slow performing app. So we want to make our websites and web applications fast. But how can we go about doing that? ...

April 15, 2016
Shamus McGillicuddy
EMA

Enterprises are aggressively deploying hybrid cloud infrastructure today, and the majority of them are deploying new network performance management software to support it. Performance monitoring is a critical technology for enterprises that are deploying or operating hybrid clouds, according to the Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) network management megatrends research report, Network Management Megatrends 2016: Managing Networks in the Era of the Internet of Things, Hybrid Clouds and Advanced Network Analytics ...

April 13, 2016
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

Management of thousands or millions of Internet connected devices is posing a major obstacle to the success of the Internet of Things (IoT), according to DevicePilot ...

April 08, 2016
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

Gartner, Inc. has highlighted the top 10 Internet of Things (IoT) technologies that should be on every organization's radar through the next two years ...

April 07, 2016
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

The Internet of Things (IoT) will move toward mainstream adoption in 2016 for many industries, according to the findings of a recent survey by Gartner ...

April 05, 2016
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

"Hybrid adoption is growing with companies using 6 different clouds on average," said Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale, citing the RightScale 2016 State of the Cloud Survey. "More workloads are moving to public and private clouds; security concerns have abated; cloud cost management challenges are increasing; and Docker is showing phenomenal growth. We also saw changes in the public cloud provider landscape with #2 Azure gaining ground on leader AWS." ...

March 31, 2016
Terry Critchley
Author of "Making It in IT"

This blog is an extract from Dr. Terry Critchley's upcoming book: High Performance IT Services, due mid-2016 ...

March 22, 2016
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

When I talk with clients, deployments and even when I take time out to read the headlines, I still believe that the industry is confused about how Advanced IT Analytics (AIA) is evolving. Here are three big reasons why, as supported by our current data ...

March 21, 2016
Dennis Drogseth
EMA

New EMA research is just in on advanced IT analytics (AIA) and the results are telling. I'll be giving a webinar on April 13 with much more detail and insight than I can present here, but in this 2-part blog I wanted to share a few highlights — and a few opinions about the data — in advance ...

March 17, 2016
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

As technology continues to be a business differentiator and provide competitive advantage, tech budgets are increasing for almost half of organizations (46%), according to the annual Forecast Survey from Computerworld ...

March 15, 2016
Gabriel Lowy
TechTonics

In Part 2 of this blog, we highlight new regulations in the global securities industry that underscore the risks companies face when they don’t have a good handle on user experience or application performance across the application delivery chain ...

March 14, 2016
Gabriel Lowy
TechTonics

The PADS (Performance Analytics Decision Support) Framework recommends a more strategic approach to user experience and application performance. But deeper intelligence into the application delivery chain can also help companies meet compliance and security requirements more effectively in order to achieve their risk management objectives ...

March 10, 2016
Gabriel Lowy
TechTonics

A Tech-Tonics Advisors study revealed that among S&P 500 companies, those that take a unified approach to gain better visibility into user experience outperform their peer group in revenue growth, profitability and market valuation. We also found that companies with a unified approach deploy a fewer number of tools. This suggests that a higher level of efficiency with IT Ops data can drive sustained competitive advantage at lower total cost of ownership ...

March 08, 2016
Larry Haig
Intechnica

The first aspect of Front End Optimization (FEO) practice in Operations is understanding the outturn performance to external end points (usually end users). This is achieved through monitoring ...

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