November 21, 2017
Pete Waterhouse

Consider a case where a retail business is demanding increased performance and response times for an application during a busy season. In the past, we'd instinctively throw more horsepower at the problem. All fine I hear you say if the application results in more sales, but what did that millisecond improvement actually cost and was it really worth it? ...

November 20, 2017

When you say "DevOps" one of the first words that comes to mind is "collaboration." But exactly how do we make this collaboration happen? This epic DEVOPSdigest list – posted in 7 parts – intends to find the answer. DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry for their opinions on the best way to foster collaboration between Dev and Ops ...

November 17, 2017

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, APMdigest asked experts from across the industry for their opinions on the best way to measure eCommerce performance, in terms of applications, networks and infrastructure. Part 3, the final installment, covers the customer journey ...

November 16, 2017

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, APMdigest asked experts from across the industry for their opinions on the best way to measure eCommerce performance, in terms of applications, networks and infrastructure. Part 2 covers APM and monitoring ...

November 15, 2017

As the holiday shopping season looms ahead, and online sales are positioned to challenge or even beat in-store purchases, eCommerce is on the minds of many decision makers. To help organizations decide how to gauge their eCommerce success, APMdigest compiled a list of expert opinions on the best way to measure eCommerce performance ...

November 14, 2017
Keith Bromley

More than 90 percent of respondents are concerned about data and application security in public clouds while nearly 60 percent of respondents reported that public cloud environments make it more difficult to obtain visibility into data traffic, according to a new Cloud Security survey ...

November 13, 2017
Tim Flower

Today's technology advances have enabled end-users to operate more efficiently, and for businesses to more easily interact with customers and gather and store huge amounts of data that previously would be impossible to collect. In kind, IT departments can also collect valuable telemetry from their distributed enterprise devices to allow for many of the same benefits. But now that all this data is within reach, how can organizations make sense of it all? ...

November 09, 2017

CIOs trying to lead digital transformation at the speed needed to succeed need a mix of three scale accelerators, according to Gartner, Inc. The three scale accelerators include: digital dexterity, network effect technologies, and an industrialized digital platform ...

November 08, 2017
Eric Sigler

While the majority of IT practitioners in the UK believe their organization is equipped to support digital services, over half of them also say they face consumer-impacting incidents at least one or more times a week, sometimes costing their organizations millions in lost revenue for every hour that an application is down, according to PagerDuty's State of Digital Operations Report: United Kingdom ...

November 07, 2017
Gray Salladay

Today's IT is under considerable pressure to remain agile, responsive and scalable to meet the changing needs of business. IT infrastructure can't become a bottleneck, it must be the enabler. But as new paradigms, such as DevOps, are adopted, data center complexity increases and infrastructure constraints can block the ability to achieve these goals ...

November 06, 2017

It's 3:47am. You and the rest of the Ops team have been summoned from your peaceful slumber to mitigate an application delivery outage. Your mind races as you switch to problem solving mode. It's time to start thinking about how to make this mitigation FUN! ...

November 03, 2017
Vincent Geffray

With the increased complexity of IT environments, the rising cyber threats and the growing number of IT alerts, IT organizations have come to the realization that throwing more people at IT issues doesn't solve the problem ...

November 02, 2017
Pete Waterhouse

Detecting "normal" application performance is becoming much harder. Unlike the past where we had time to find and fix performance problems across apps that behaved in predictable ways, modern distributed systems are much less forgiving ...

November 01, 2017

Here's what you need to securely access, analyze and visualize IoT in real time ...

October 31, 2017

The percentage of companies with more than 50,000 connected devices active has doubled in the last 12 months, according to Vodafone's IoT Barometer Report, a global survey of business sentiment regarding investment and innovation in the Internet of Things ...

October 27, 2017

Digitalization and technological innovation are changing the nature of the job of the CIO. Leaders are rapidly scaling their digital businesses, making the remainder of this year and 2018 a defining moment for CIOs who don't want to be left behind. Gartner, Inc.'s annual global survey of CIOs showed that the CIO role is transitioning from delivery executive to business executive, from controlling cost and engineering processes, to driving revenue and exploiting data ...

October 26, 2017
Keith Bromley

Most everyone in IT has heard about network performance monitoring (NPM) and application performance monitoring (APM) tools. But what are the real benefits? For instance, what kind of information do I really get and is it worth the investment? Also, what about the complexity involved with these types of solutions? The answer boils down to implementation ...

October 25, 2017

Enterprises view in-application communications technologies as critical to enhancing customer experiences and gaining a competitive edge and higher growth, according to a new Oracle Communications study, The Cloud Redefines Customer Experience. While 65 percent of enterprise IT decision makers polled noted that embedded communications will become the dominant way of communicating with employees, suppliers and customers moving forward, nearly half (46 percent) said they lack the expertise to deploy new communications technologies ...

October 24, 2017
Sven Hammar

On average, 83 percent of consumers in all markets are affected negatively by poor website or app performance. These alarming statistics are often born out of great web functionality expectations gone wrong. With APIs driving much of the new functionality on today's e-commerce driven sites, thorough testing has become more important than ever before ...