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Unitrends vision is simple A world in which IT infrastructure is as reliable as the sunrise. I noted yesterday that at the heart of Unitrends is our customer – the IT professional who must walk a tightrope or fear creating a future of downtime and missing data. How does that IT pro hav...
How to manage a team that’s been asked to do too much; Understanding your team member's strengths; and how to know if you're you doing “team work” all wrong. Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track
Instacart uses PagerDuty to scale their business while delivering exceptional customer experience Instacart is turning the burdensome grocery shopping experience into an incredible opportunity. Grocers have been struggling to lure millennials and working professionals into their stores...
Introducing the MEAN and MERN stacks This is the first in a series of blog posts examining the technologies that are driving the development of modern web and mobile applications, notably the MERN and MEAN stacks. The series will go on to step through tutorials to build all layers of a...
Change is hard, and many of us procrastinate, make excuses or lag behind. Today, we simply can’t. Digital technologies are no longer “nice-to-have” tools of the business – today they are the business. Digital laggards are already finding their markets disrupted and their abilities to c...
In a world that operates on billions of digits every day, humans are too slow and inattentive.  To adapt, we must automate the processing of millions of complex transactions on a daily basis, at speeds fast enough to satisfy impatient digital users. This adaptation requires a mass...
An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief SOASTA offers load and performance testing and real user monitoring of web sites for many recognizable brands. For such customers, SOASTA’s […]
Just when you thought you’d heard every cloud-related term out there, here’s a new(ish) one: multicloud. This one, at least, is pretty straightforward. It refers to businesses using more than one public cloud provider at a time. Now that there’s more than one mature public cloud option...
Innovating faster to meet end-user demand is one of the challenges addressed by DevOps. DevOps bridges the knowledge gap about the impact between business and application teams. Application teams have to better understand the impact they have on business with code or deployment changes...
New Relic is one of the industry leaders for SaaS based application performance management. There are now at least 15-25 New Relic alternatives for APM tools in general. Probably about half of those alternatives are [...] The post New Relic alternatives… and why developers pick R...
We’re happy to announce the beta release of Dynatrace ActiveMQ monitoring! ActiveMQ server monitoring provides information about queues, brokers, and more.  You’ll know immediately when your ActiveMQ nodes are underperforming. And when problems occur, it’s easy to find out ...
Tags have long offered a great means of organizing lists, notifications, and charts for related components across all Dynatrace views. Now, with the latest release of the Dynatrace Smartscape and Topology API, you can automate the push of relevant tags to monitored components. This new...
Business process management (BPM) has seen an explosion of growth as it has moved from... The post Does BPM have a mobile future? appeared first on KiSSFLOW.
I first heard Microsoft floating the “Industry Focus” concept to partners shortly after Office 365 launched. It seemed pretty clear that this cloud shift was going to eliminate a lot of existing revenue for partners. I felt back then, that the “Industry Focus” c...
AI has been a long established research topic for many university Computer Science departments, such as Acadia here in Nova Scotia where I am now, and Edinburgh where I “studied” (cough) the topic almost 100 years ago now. Now it seems this long brewing trend is reaching th...
We are well into the season and it is now right after Thanksgiving. When I was a mere boy and hunted with my Dad, when Thanksgiving came, it was over. Everything was frozen and the birds had mostly left the area.
Women have traditionally been significantly underrepresented in technology. At MongoDB, we’re committed to changing the ratio in our industry. MongoDB World, our annual educational conference, is coming up June 20-21 in Chicago, and we’re excited to kickstart another round of the Femal...
In my last blog, I talked about how the cloud game comes with a new set of rules software developers need to live by in order […]
Apple is upping the ante in its fight against Qualcomm’s patent fees. Apple has just filed two complaints against the San Diego-based mobile chip giant in Chinese courts. The first The post Apple Is Taking Its Fight Against Qualcomm To China appeared first on Technology News and ...
This month marks my tenth anniversary with Unitrends.  I can remember when I started working with the company the common wisdom was that backup was boring.  I’d been working as a consultant for over twelve years working with early stage software startup companies; prior to that I had r...
For better or worse, no one can say that 2016 was dull. And while it might not have produced quite as much excitement in the IP world (phew!), 2016 wasn’t without some notable IP shifts. Last year I shared my predictions for 2016. As we kick of this inaugural post on IP Analytics, let'...
One of the most requested features by New Relic users is support for .NET Core. If you aren’t familiar with it, .NET Core is Microsoft’s newest version of the .NET framework that is leaner, faster, [...] The post New Relic .NET Core Alternative APM appeared first on Stackify.
Last week, HP Enterprise announced its agreement to acquire Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) vendor Simplivity for $650M. You can read the story here. Big news? I guess it depends on how you look at it. The HPE acquisition had been rumored for some time. So, it wasn’t a big surprise...
In Microsoft’s continuing quest to make Business Solutions easier, “Configuration over Code” is where they are making the most investment. “Coding” requires skills that most customers, and frankly most partners, do not have, which leads to additional costs...
As the world becomes more connected and technology continues to evolve, your success as a programmer depends on your ability to learn and adapt. Any seasoned developer knows you should always be looking for ways to improve your programming skills. On that note, whether you’re new to th...
Online employee communities have been an essential enterprise tool since the early days of intranets. For Salesforce customers, Community Cloud offers easy-to-use, templated communities that meet […]
Recently, the Google released the tool with the aim to make it easier to port the software between two major smartphone platforms, by converting Java code for Android into Objective-C code that can be compiled to run on Apple iOS devices.Google’s Tom Ball in a post announcing the tool ...
It is common for enterprises to work with hundreds of applications, each of those calling for a number of database scripts to be executed in a particular order. Needless to say, the execution and organization of these scripts can become complex and tedious. Instead of creating new step...
Bob Gourley There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post ...
I recently joined the PagerDuty sales team as the Director of Strategic Accounts. You have to admit the name “PagerDuty” is quite unique as it paints a picture of how quickly technology has evolved over the last two decades. We’ve gone from on-call engineers carrying... The post Why I ...
Containers are leading us into the third wave of computing where the fundamental unit of computing is shifting from virtual machines to containers. With the core infrastructure including hypervisors, operating systems, and management software getting optimized for containers, the next ...
Let Them Eat Cake! Apologies for the bad pun. I couldn’t help it. Today, we’re going to talk about CakeBuild, and why Stackify decided to start using it. But first, a little background. We like [...] The post How we use Cake to build .NET Core apps and version assemblies appeared first...
In the upcoming six months of 2017 I’ll be speaking at the following conferences: 1. BuzzJS, New York City, January 27, 1 talk 2. DevNexus, Atlanta, February 22-24, 2 talks 3. DevoxxUS, San Jose, March… More
Application Insights is Microsoft’s lightweight application performance monitoring service. I have collected a nice list of things that every developer should know. Including tips, key features, and limitations. 1. Make sure your app targets .NET [...] The post Application Insigh...
Recognizing APIs as a driver of business and strategic initiatives is a fairly recent development, and organizations have now started to invest heavily in their API strategy. Organizations that are...
No, that’s not a question for superstitious IT leaders. We’re talking about application performance ghost issues—the bane of IT’s existence. Ghost issues are the ones that come up intermittently to degrade end-user experience, but are often impossible to reproduce, identify and fix. Yo...
Etsy, a global e-commerce site focused on handmade and vintage items, uses data science to improve buyers and sellers’ discovery and shopping experiences. We'll learn how mining big data at speed and volume helps Etsy define and distribute top trends, and allows those with specific in...
My flight home to Tampa from Seattle, following the Worldwide Dynamics Partner Advisory Council meeting, is a relatively short hop compared to that of many of the other partners in the group, but nevertheless, it feels long to me. But it is a perfect time to write up what little …...
C++ is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It’s very fast and used for many high-profile projects, including Google Chrome and Microsoft Office. C++ is a mid-level language that communicates close to the hardware layer while still being easier to program than lo...
Enterprises without DevOps teams and culture typically experience long applications deployment cycles. Once developers make a new release the operations team needs to deploy it to one of the existing or new servers, and it often takes a long time (up to several weeks is not uncommon) t...