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Reliable access to mission-critical applications is a key success factor for enterprises. For many organizations, moving applications from physical data centers to the cloud can increase resource capacity and ensure availability while reducing system management and IT infrastructure co...
We’ve all heard or read about the reasons Agile is good from the business or project management perspectives, but when it really comes down to it, how much do those reasons actually move the needle for the people on the front lines who are trying to implement Agile? As the Agile tea...
It is important that operations be in the loop when it comes to planning any software deployment. They need to know when the project starts, not at the last minute about your new deployment. Ensure that operations is aware of any infrastructure changes needed well in advance. If the op...
Despite valiant efforts of the Dutch ICT association, the local ministry of economic affairs and tireless encouragement from (now former) EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes, my home country, the Netherlands, has been struggling to gain cloud momentum. Not an uncommon characteristics in Europ...
According to a Greer Institute Workforce and Talent study, the 2020 workforce is both "the most educated and culturally diverse of any generation" and "notorious job-hoppers who dislike bureaucracy and distrust traditional hierarchies." Given this, it is crucial for leaders to understa...
Regardless of the business or industry you’re in, there’s no doubt that a successful year is at the forefront of your strategy. And at the helm driving that success is revenue. But not just any kind of revenue… we’re talking recurring revenue. When an average of 80% of a company’s futu...
Log data provides the most granular view into what is happening across your systems, applications, and end users. Logs can show you where the issues are in real-time, andprovide a historical trending view over time. Logs give you the whole picture. Yesterday we announced a new Communi...
Redis has quickly become one of the top open source key value stores around. We at Stackify have been using Windows Azure's Managed Cache but have had a long history of intermittent problems with it. So we decided it was time to bite the bullet and give Redis a try, which Azure now sup...
SOASTA has combined its two testing and monitoring products into a single solution for continuous performance analysis for mobile and Web applications. SOASTA CloudTest now incorporates mPulse, the company’s Real User Monitoring (RUM) solution, which integrates complete performance dat...
According to Pardalis, Salesforce employed the most successful method of exposing their APIs at the event, lessening security measures, and including a visual platform that greatly aided in onboarding developers so that direct calls via REST was not necessary. Now, reading between the ...
Shadow IT, aka Rogue IT, has a bad rep. And it probably should. It can compromise security, increase IT costs, result in dangerous leakage of data and IP, and get people fired. It also generates friction and thus expands the already too wide rift between developers and IT. In a nutshe...
Any CEO will tell you that marketing is an essential part of running a successful business. After all, without demand and lead generation there will be no sales; if the product isn't selling, all the brilliant innovative technology in the world won't make even the slightest difference ...
Is there a point where business can safely assume they have hit the limit of what traditional IT organizations have to offer? In an Internet and data driven world, does IT simply lack the agility and depth needed to fulfill business requirements and need for innovation? Parts of clou...
Enterprise cloud adoption rates have climbed in leaps and bounds over the past several years and 72 percent of companies are expected to pursue a hybrid cloud implementation strategy by 2015.[1] But cloud technology’s value proposition has transformed as business needs have evolved. Wh...
The shift to the cloud is in full swing. More and more organizations are adopting Software-as-a-Service(SaaS), forcing IT organizations to develop new strategies to secure the onslaught of data created and stored in cloud applications. Failure to develop strategies to close security g...
The most common concern our customers voiced in 2014 was the unexpected outcomes of Agile projects. They don't talk about failure as such. But they do talk about loss of consistency; inability to govern; lack of coordination and the increasing time-to-market caused by these precise iss...
As more and more organizations embrace DevOps, lean, agile, and other methods to increase efficiency and accelerate software delivery, it's not surprising that 2014 brought lots of interest in Continuous Testing. In case you missed them, here are the top 10 CT resources of the year. H...
When you consider APIs and API Management, one way of looking at APIs is that it's ultimately all about the data. The API can be seen as a conduit for data. Managing the API means managing access to
These are exciting times to be working in business technology. Now, the convergence of mobile, cloud and social computing has enabled businesses to better connect, engage and capture new customers within their markets from the software applications they develop. But there’s a catch. T...
The race to hire is on. By 2029, the U.S. Census Bureau notes that the entire baby boomer generation will be over the age of 65. But even now, boomers are leaving the workforce in considerable numbers, and finding replacements will be stiff competition among organizations looking to at...
As I mentioned above, I find that understanding the "why" of moral and ethical behavior is just as important as knowing "what" moral behavior is expected. For this reason, I will briefly outline the origins of the ethical principles I have outlined above. Broadly speaking, ethical an...
As IT professionals we have been overwhelmed with different standards for each component of architecture, service delivery, governance, security, and operations. Not only does IT need to ensure technical training and certification, but it is also desired to pursue certifications in IT...
Go ahead. Name a cloud environment that doesn't include load balancing as the key enabler of elastic scalability. I've got coffee... so it's good, take your time... Exactly. Load balancing - whether implemented as traditional high availability pairs or clustering - provides the mean...
Over the years Function Points have been a most scientific method of measuring the size of business capability. The main reason is that function point is technology agnostic and counts the output directly from the point of view of business user. So at the end of day any gain in the ...
Big Data is a loose term for the collection, storage, processing, and sophisticated analysis of massive amounts of data, far larger and from many more kinds of sources than ever before. The definition of Big Data can be traced back to the 3Vs model defined by Doug Laney in 2001: Volume...
Providing guidance or consulting to organizations on cloud computing topics can be really easy, or really tough. In the past most of the initial engagement was dedicated to training and building awareness with your customer. The next step was finding a high value, low risk applicatio...
DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo 2014 Silicon Valley was a terrific event for us. The Qubell booth was crowded on all three days. We ran demos every 30 minutes with folks lining up to get a seat and usually standing around. It was great to meet and talk to over 500 people! My keynote was we...
Cloud has become an extension of today’s enterprise and the traditional perimeter has long disappeared. Increasing business requirements for agility and flexibility make the cloud-extended enterprise ideal for a workforce that works anywhere, anytime and any place. This is especially t...
As the years passed, and we entered 2014, not only did cloud computing mature as a business model, but senior management began to increase their awareness of various aspects of cloud computing, including the financial benefits, standardization of IT resources, the characteristics of cl...
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it’s been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprises the I...
Whenever we get to the end of a year we have this tendency to reflect on what has happened in the past year and how we can improve in the coming year. It’s natural to use the change of calendar year as a point in time to think back, even though practically speaking it is usually the mo...
In the last year, conversations about In-Memory Computing (IMC) have become more and more prevalent in enterprise IT circles, especially with organizations feeling the pressure to process massive quantities of data at the speed that is now being demanded by the Internet. The hype aroun...
This is one of the reasons lots of 'traditional' Infrastructure and Application Performance Management (APM) vendors have joined the DevOps mission and started offering many tools and products in support of this. While there are lot of merits in these tools, if we go by the first p...
What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig? No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse”. My general prediction is that Cloudera and Hortonworks are both aggressively moving to fulfilling a vision which looks a lot like Gartner’s “Logical Da...
As 2014 draws to an end we lay out our top 5 predictions for the Sync, Share and Collaboration Market for 2015. The SME EFSS white paper gave a good view of the Enterprise File Share and Sync Market for 2014 and below we lay out our top 5 predictions for the Sync, Share and Collaborati...
The amount of information available is increasing exponentially. Last October, David J. Cappuccio of technology research firm Gartner predicted that in the next five years, the average business will experience an 800 percent increase in its data capacity. How will organizations collect...
When something as simple as an API can integrate massive amounts of data into, and through, a wide variety of applications, any company can be a digital enterprise. There is a perception that some industries are using technology to innovate, while others languish in antiquated ways of ...
With every enterprise-grade software tool, there’s a right and a wrong way to use it. Luckily for AppDynamics’ customers, we have superb customer success team to help facilitate this process and teach our users the best practices — this might be why they keep recommending AppDynamics t...
While only 22% of respondents reported "accessing the necessary data streams" as the biggest obstacle to real-time decision-making, processing speed (40%) and "integrating diverse data streams to form a single picture" (38%) were reported as more significant challenges. "The data is th...
This past week the Appcore team got the opportunity to attend one of the industry’s leading cloud events, Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, CA. We spent a lot of time interacting with attendees at the exhibit portion of the event. As a software company with a sole commitment to CloudStack, we...