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In a tough economic climate everyone is looking for ways to cut costs without sacrificing performance. More and more small and mid-size businesses are realizing the benefits of business management software. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and other business management tools ...
Legacy storage architectures do not perform very efficiently in virtual computing environments. The very random, very write-intensive I/O patterns generated by virtual hosts drive storage costs up as enterprises either add spindles or look to newer storage technologies like solid state...
A new survey about cloud computing explores the business growth opportunities for buyers and consumers of cloud services alike, with surprising findings about confidence and a high degree of ongoing experimentation. The multi-year annual survey on the cloud market provides a springboa...
It’s rather difficult to get a good read on public opinion, especially about things that half of them don’t know about. Cloud computing is one of those things. How does one get a really good view on the overall public perception of particular things? Sure, you’ve got your own persona...
For the real-world enterprise, cloud computing promises flexibility, efficiency and convenience. But those attractions mask realistic potential risks to data integrity, privacy and oversight. And that's enough to make even the earliest of early adopters hesitate to move to the cloud. ...
Technical Debt is worth nothing if no pragmatic action is taken into code, in order to control and tackle it. To ilustrate the Scertify's capability to automatically correct code defects that increase this unintended debt, we performed code refactoring on OpenKM, an Free/Libre document...
Multi-tasking is not about doing two things at once in most circumstances, it's about effectively moving from one task to another. It was only fairly recently that I cracked the myth of multitasking, and found an attitude toward it that I am comfortable with. These days, I see it th...
The debate between data and information has been going on for quite some time. When people say “knowledge is power”, are they referring to data or information? Is knowledge different still? And how about “intelligence” where does that fit? How can we go from data to information to kno...
A cloud-of-clouds approach is providing new types of IT services to Thomas Duryea’s many Asia-Pacific region customers. Why cloud services for your consulting and business customers now? Have they been asking for it Certainly, the customers are the big driver while we are moving into...
If you had to pick a winning news, feature or blog headline to garner maximum reader interest and the widest potential industry relevance these days then how about trying… Open Source Mobile Touch-Based Social Chinese Clouds. Of the eight words in this banner, we can probably say tha...
Service enablement of existing enterprise applications helps us to extend the functionality of enterprise applications to mobile devises. Service enablement framework is explained in the multi layered approach for mobile browsers and also for native mobile applications. Different ways ...
Businesses must exploit open collaboration advances in procurement and finance to produce new types of productivity benefits, say an industry analyst and Ariba executive. And the benefits of improved data integration and the process efficiencies of cloud computing are additionally hel...
A CIO should not be concerned with buying technology from different silos and vendors but instead acquiring solutions that solve business problems. Long gone are the days when it was acceptable for a CIO to proudly boast the magnitude of their data centres and the large technology grow...
In the initial presentations at the 4G World Conference in Chicago’s McCormick Place this week, several executive insights from Verizon, Nokia, Telstra, IBM, and others focus on the need to expand speeds and network capacities. One talked about the need to expand networks in order to h...
An eCommerce site that crashes seven times during the Christmas season being down for up to five hours each time it crashes is a site that loses a lot of money and reputation. It happened to one of our customers who told this story at our annual performance conference earlier this mont...
IT Asset Management, or ITAM if you prefer, is the lost link to the cloud. There, now we’ve said it, do you feel better? Before we can decide whether this is true, we need to understand what ITAM really is of course. Sometimes called EAM (Enterprise Asset Management), the practice o...
A look at the phenomenon of Human Generated Big Data, the petabytes and exabytes of structured and unstructured data that are currently being generated by users and organizations internationally. Is Big Data going to be another oil rush with a few winners and many losers or will it enr...
Does the following situation sound familiar? From one minute to the other, your production servers grind to a halt, terse emails are complemented by equally hectic phone calls, and the first order of business is to get back up and running. After the dust settles, you’re usually left wi...
Traditional Enterprise Database vendors often bring up the lack of professional monitoring and management tool support for NoSQL solutions. Their argument is that enterprise applications require sophisticated tuning and monitoring of the database in order to ensure a performant and smo...
Recently FireScope Inc. introduced the general availability of its Stratis product. Stratis brings all of the FireScope Unify capabilities to the cloud, with the added advantage of a new architecture that delivers near infinite scalability. Moreover, the new Stratis architecture provid...
The smart investment money in software application development is in the management layer. Actually that’s not true, the smart money is probably on almost every level of the application development lifecycle; but the deployment, release automation, testing, governance and release mana...
On my recent visits to Velocity, WebPerfDay and Apps World in London, Real User Monitoring (RUM) was the hot topic. That triggered my thinking about the differences between vendors. They all promise the same for a varying range of prices – from free to a couple thousand US dollars. Wha...
Only a fraction of organizations will migrate to Agile methods completely and for all projects. The reality is, many types of projects are not well suited for Agile approaches for a variety of reasons. Some organizations run multiple projects across many departments and corporate entit...
Revlon's comprehensive cloud has matured, and the benefits from aggressively embracing the cloud have evolved into positive consequences for their data architecture. When you think of Revlon, we're global and we have a huge application portfolio. As we put everything on our cloud and...
Thanks to the great guys who help our customers with their application performance problems we can share some of their stories in this article. We hope you – responsible for application performance in your own organization – can leverage these findings in order to prevent these common ...
OSGi reduces complexity by providing a modular architecture for today's large-scale distributed systems as well as small, embedded applications. Building systems from in-house and off-the-shelf modules significantly reduces complexity and thus development and maintenance expenses. The ...
If you are an IT manager, application owner, architect or developer in a corporation leveraging a mainframe, then today is a revolutionary day: Application Performance Management is now available end-to-end for the mainframe. Read about how this will drastically change the way we manag...
What was that thing before the enterprise-level social network called? It was meetings, personal calls from salespeople or perhaps even the Christmas and summer party right? These “were” the various means that we used to talk with each other and our customers before we were connected o...
How does the approach to performance / load testing extranet mobile applications change from testing other RIAs? In some ways, not much. Yes, the user activity for every mobile application will be unique, but the same goes for every web application. Different technology stacks, differe...
BancVue creates the services that empower its customers to beat the giants in their field by better leveraging agile IT. The first thing we wanted to do was to abstract the applications and the operating system from the hardware so that a hardware failure wouldn’t bring down our syste...
Fundamentally, the client has no way of knowing anything at all about what’s really going on behind the scenes. The resource might be a file, a script, a container, an object, or some complicated combination of these and other kinds of things. There are two important lessons for the te...
A one-size-fits-all approach to network optimization and applications performance is no longer adequate. New realities of delivering applications and content in the cloud and mobile era demand a more situational capability among and between enterprises, clouds, and the many popular en...
Rapid and proactive containment of problems and breaches -- in addition to just trying to keep the bad guys out of your systems -- makes sense in today's environment. A lot has changed in the past five years. Two key economic trends have really accelerated our security changes. First...
Cloud computing has changed the way we work. People and businesses can now access services, applications and infrastructure over the Internet, with lower costs, higher productivity and an enhanced user experience. While cloud computing has revolutionized many aspects of business, its ...
Don’t you just love spending millions of dollars to license a commercial ERP package? And then I bet you feel warm and fuzzy about hiring a bus-load of expensive consultants to come and tell you how to run your own business, following so-called ‘best practices’ built into an inflexible...
It used to be so easy. The company needed more IT infrastructure, so you bought more components, built more technology, and scrambled to keep it all well oiled. Then along came the cloud and the world shifted under your feet – or perhaps more accurately, over your head. Suddenly they w...
What if the approach to infrastructure was one of a green fields approach or seamless migration to a pretested, pre-validated, pre-integrated, prebuilt and preconfigured product, i.e., a true Converged Infrastructure? What impact could that possibly have on the success of Visible Ops a...
Healthcare services provider McKesson has transformed the notion of IT by recasting the role of IT. How pharmaceuticals distributor and healthcare information technology services provider McKesson has transformed the very notion of IT. We will see how a shift in culture and an emphasis...
Any on-premise or Private Cloud-based app that is subject to spikes in demand that existing infrastructure can’t handle should be able to benefit, so the argument goes. Unfortunately, however, Cloudbursting has a number of problems, making it challenging for even the most suitable scen...
More than ever before, we are seeing cloud-based software and storage slowly becoming the benchmark. It simply cannot be ignored any longer; the concept is here to stay. Companies and certain growing industries that want to expand while also staying safe are turning to the cloud for co...


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