Vendor Forum

July 21, 2016
Dirk Paessler
Paessler AG

One of the most common problems network monitoring tools are employed to solve are problems with bandwidth. Availability is critical for IT departments of all sizes, and slow bandwidth creates productivity problems and even outages that have a real effect on businesses. Identifying the problems behind bandwidth drains can be difficult, so to help, I’ve put together a list of the five most common causes of sudden traffic spikes ...

July 20, 2016
Marcel M. Karman
IBM

In 2014 Gartner predicted that "75 percent of IT organizations will be bi-modal in some way by 2017." We are in the midst of this two-speed IT approach that organizations are adopting at an increasing rate to stay relevant for their customers. Speed 1 is the traditional IT that is being managed by the IT Operations persona and Speed 2 is the agile IT where within the organization especially the Developer persona and the Line of Business Persona are involved to get the most out of the digital innovations that flood our daily lives. One thing that these personas have in common is that they have a need for monitoring. In this blog I will focus on the needs of the various personas ...

July 19, 2016
Ricardo Belmar
InfoVista

While shoppers enjoy the bargains on Prime Day – a 24-hour sale on Amazon – few may realize that the success of such massive events hinges on network and application performance ...

July 18, 2016
Paul Higley
Aternity

I am constantly hearing the common theme that organizations want to make their IT-dependent employees and customers top priority in order to better support business growth. However, what I then find contradictory is while the desire is there, it's a significant challenge for organizations to actually achieve this. Here are four common barriers to business transformation initiatives – and suggested steps enterprises can take to overcome them ...

July 15, 2016
Saba Anees
AppDynamics

You already see the potential of adopting an Internet of Things model into your enterprise, but are you doing it in the best way? The following are four questions you and your team should be answering to determine how to find the right opportunity in the IoT space for your business ...

July 13, 2016
Brad Denniston
AppEnsure

The correct response within the expected time – those are the two main benefits your data center provides. If you don't provide those benefits your business loses customers. It will filter down to you through sales, then marketing, then the CIO then – what are you going to do now?

July 12, 2016
Linda Ellis
Ipswitch

By participating in identifying and implementing tools that fill employees needs while providing quality experiences, IT departments can support employee productivity rather than hinder it. At the same time, they’ll be able to more easily and securely govern the plethora of consumer applications inundating the enterprise. Here are examples of software characteristics and user experience best practices that can provide workers with efficient workflows yet also meet the functionality requirements of IT administrators ...

July 08, 2016
Bob Johnson
Optanix

APM technologies have evolved quickly over the past few years and, will no doubt, continue to accelerate during the coming years. One key area which APM vendors have to recognize is a current weakness that must be quickly addressed is that the compelling business driver is not just ensuring the health, availability, and performance of "applications" but the business services which they support ...

July 07, 2016
Sri Chaganty
AppEnsure

Delivering perfect production performance is always hard and ever changing. The fundamentals are very structured and logical, however, with so many end points in a dynamic, virtualized, distributed application topology. The only viable approach today is to understand the end user experience as measured by response time ...

June 21, 2016
Joshua Dobies
Riverbed Technology

Application performance levels too often fail to meet the needs of the business. This creates what I call a "performance gap" – a widening gulf between the needs of business and what IT is able to provide (or not) to meet those needs. The business impacts include more unhappy customers, contract delays, missed deadlines and lost revenue. So in Part 2 of this series, let's examine the four key elements any organization can address today to bridge this gap ...

June 20, 2016
Dirk Paessler
Paessler AG

The technology landscape is littered with confusing terminology. The term "monitoring," for example, can mean any number of things, and while more specified terms like application performance monitoring, network performance monitoring, or infrastructure monitoring are supposed to narrow it down, there is often overlap and confusion into what is supposed to go where. Here are several key areas to focus on when evaluating your next IT purchase ...

June 17, 2016
Ricardo Belmar
InfoVista

The demand for real-time collaboration has introduced new performance requirements for enterprise networks to deliver a great user experience. A recent study conducted by BT and InfoVista, Meeting the Network Demands of Changing Generations, found that 90 percent of today’s workforce is unsatisfied with the application performance on their employer’s network overall ...

June 15, 2016
Dirk Wallerstorfer
Dynatrace

Network communications are a top priority for DevOps teams working in support of modern globally-distributed systems and microservices. But basic network interface statistics like received and sent traffic aren't as useful as they once were because multiple microservices may share the same network interface. For meaningful analysis, you need to dig deeper and correlate network-traffic metrics with individual processes. This is however just the beginning ...

June 13, 2016
Colette Finneran
IBM

If your company has experience in developing applications or performance management solutions, then you might want to consider joining an APM vendor's ecosystem to grow revenue. Here is how it should work: you develop market solutions incorporating your industry and technology experience, the vendor sells the solution globally through multiple channels, and you collect your check each month. The key is developing solutions for a market, not just one customer ...

June 10, 2016
Jeff Loeb
Ipswitch

“The rise of the intelligent machines.” This may sound like the makings of a great sci-fi epic, but intelligent machines are grounded more in reality than most people may realize. While intelligent machines may conjure up notions of big, scary robots plotting to take over the world, machines with decision making and learning capabilities are central to the success of business and IT processes, according to new research by analyst firm Freeform Dynamics ...

June 09, 2016
Joshua Dobies
Riverbed Technology

The IT organization can do more than oversee the ad hoc adoption of new technologies like cloud computing, mobile, big data and social media platforms. IT has the opportunity to drive an executive-led, enterprise-wide strategy that leverages technology to improve business processes. That means moving away from IT's traditional role of maintaining systems and troubleshooting users' problems to offering services that improve users' productivity levels and spur revenue growth. That's a significant change, so your first question is likely along the lines of, "What are the first steps to creating this digital transformation strategy?" This three-part series will answer that question ...

June 08, 2016
Andrew Levy
Apteligent

Managing your app's performance is a never-ending challenge. With constantly changing network conditions and new devices frequently entering the market, maintaining a high-quality user experience takes knowledge and diligence. Adding to the list of factors to watch out for when it comes to app performance is something you might not expect — the weather ...

June 06, 2016
Howard Wilson
Dynatrace

T-Mobile and Dynatrace recently conducted a study into the importance of site and application speed, and the impact on consumer satisfaction and conversions. Here's some of what the report found ...

June 03, 2016
Collin Firenze
Optanix

Without the proper expertise and tools in place to quickly isolate, diagnose, and resolve an incident, a quick routine error can result in hours of downtime – causing significant interruption in business operations that can impact both business revenue and employee productivity. How can we stop these little instances from turning into major fallouts? Major companies and organizations, take heed ...

June 01, 2016
Srinivas Ramanathan
eG Innovations

The need for performance management for Citrix has grown in importance as the use cases for Citrix technology have expanded significantly – with 96 percent of respondents viewing Citrix services as critical for their organization’s business – according to an annual joint survey conducted by eG Innovations and DABCC ...

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