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In my last blog post, I shared my predictions for the Internet of Things in 2017. Prior to that, I talked about why I believe IoT is real, and how there is an opportunity for many businesses to improve operations, enable automation and drive new revenue. In this in a short video, I ans...
You can’t really say that I participated in SAP Hybris’ Digital Live Summit (#SAPHybrisLive) yesterday. It was a global event spreading multiple timezones – so yesterday doesn’t apply here. It was a unprecedented online event of a kind I’ve never experienc...
According to a roundup by Gartner, the average cost of downtime for an enterprise is $5,600 per minute. While the data collected was from incredibly large companies, the cost of downtime for even small startups is no laughing matter. Let’s assume, for the sake of... The post The Top Ca...
How to be more cost-efficient and improve productivity and agility by following these 10 best practices to optimize your change management process. Get the whole story and more on The Fast Track
In today’s world, we are living in an age where our thinking is not possible without Smartphones and mobile devices.... The post Strategies For Mobile Performance Testing appeared first on AppPerfect.
Look around. Promises are nothing, performance is everything. That’s just as true for developers and operations engineers as it is for the apps they’re responsible for managing. In the tech field, top performers are worth roughly 300 times that of the average knowledge work...
This week we announced some significant news for developers: we have expanded our partnership with Docker by joining the Docker...
How often is an environment unavailable due to factors within your project’s control? How often is an environment unavailable due to external factors? Are the software and hardware in an environment up to date with the target Production systems? How often do you have to resort to manua...
HUMAN MACHINES AND The distinction between management and leadership Applying integrated leadership and organization studies through a psychoanalytical perspective, specifically Freudian ego psychology, Zaleznik (1992) determined derived their influence from talents as opposed to compe...
In the mid-1980’s my dad ran SWAT teams for the LA County Sheriff. As a team leader, he had a simple mantra that he had learned […]
By Ken Klapproth The progress of ad blocker software over the years as described by Jason Bloomberg in the Forbes article is another case in point […]
Gartner cited the #1 challenge in Big Data as “Determining how to get value from Big Data.” Did I read that right? And by no a small margin! How to get value from Big Data? Shouldn’t it be shocking that such a fundamental question persists while businesses are spending billions on dat...
Modern organizations typically use several IT tools to monitor their applications, networks and other IT components in real time. Unfortunately, this leads to independent data islands, which creates a one-dimensional view of IT. In order to make strategic decisions, organizations need ...
By Israel Trade & Economic Office U.S. Midwest Region In an article outlining major cyber trends that came out of last week’s RSA Cyber Security Conference in […]
LogMeIn has completed its previously disclosed merger with Citrix Systems, Inc.’s GetGo, Inc. subsidiary, a wholly owned subsidiary consisting of Citrix’s GoTo family of service offerings. The merger officially closed after market hours on January 31, 2017. Effected through a Reverse M...
In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I continue last week’s DSC overview with an overview of the failover methods and the changes/enhancements introduced in the recently released version 13 of TMOS. Check back tomorrow for a write up on the v13 failover method changes!
After many months of hard work, we are preparing to release the latest Retrace agent for Windows / .NET, and along with this release, there are some changes to how we will be releasing our agents in the future. Change Around Automatic Agent Updates We have listened to a lot of feedback...
In the mid-1980’s my dad ran SWAT teams for the LA County Sheriff. As a team leader, he had a simple mantra that he had learned while training with the Navy Seals and which he and his team repeated before every entry: “Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.” This simple phrase was their remin...
Data Infrastructure server storage I/O network and associated tradecraft are your skills, experiences, insight as well as tricks of the trade, profession and job function (read more about what is a data infrastructure here). This is the first of a two-part series exploring data infrast...
She's smart. He's funny. They're the ambitious ones. That company is an innovator. This technology is a game-changer. As humans, we love labels. Consciously and unconsciously, we slap them on everything - and with good reason. The average human brain must process over 34GB of informat...
[Preface: This is the third in a four-part series that uses the AWS outage as a springboard to discuss our technology vision for backup and continuity.  Part 1 discussed the AWS outage of February 28, 2017.  Part 2 discussed the concept of black swans and this AWS black swan in particu...
Last week I was looking at our web analytics and saw some unfavorable trends in our site visits. There were some dips and declines. My slow but steady upward trend was starting to level. The horror, I know. Look, we all know content is king, but when you are running marketing for a sma...
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It’s about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action. In my career, I have had the opportunity to work with some inspiring women who have helped sha...
ISVs must complete the transition from an on-premises to a SaaS-based business model, but will find both challenges and opportunities in the transition The move to […]
We were pretty excited here at AppNeta when we got the good news that we got high marks from users in Gartner’s Network Performance Monitoring-Diagnostics category. Gartner’s Critical Capabilities research examines how tech users actually choose and interact with the products they need...
Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which ones will robots take first? First, we should define “robots” (for this article only) as technologies, such as machine learning algorithms running on purp...
A memo from our CEO, Jennifer Tejada. More than a hallmark card holiday, we celebrate today as International Women’s Day. It’s a celebration across the US and the tech industry with a grass roots movement, “A Day Without Women,” which calls for women to go... The post Celebrating Women...
As International Women’s Day approached, I thought about what I could do to recognize this day. Recently the news has been filled with stories from women like Susan Fowler at Uber and AJ Vandermeyden at Telsa about the discrimination and harassment that is pervasive in tech. These stor...
All the cool kids these days use some kind of project management app. Whether it... The post The Futility of Project Management Software Without a Workflow appeared first on KiSSFLOW.
continuing from On McKinsey's Two Speed IT Architecture and Digital Business Models   In a "A two-speed IT architecture for the digital enterprise" McKins
The holiday season is coming up in a few days, and everyone is ready. Is your E-commerce website is ready... The post Be Ready For Holidays: E-Commerce Website Load Testing appeared first on AppPerfect.
Updated 3/7/2017 Cloud, Bulk, Object Storage Trends News Welcome to the Cloud, Big Data, Software Defined, Bulk and Object Storage trends news page, part of the objectstoragecenter.com micro site collection of resources. Software defined, Bulk, Cloud and Object Storage exist to su...
You have likely run into quality issues within your Agile organization and often times these issues can be traced back to three main factors: Not focusing enough on quality early in the development...
Future proofing IT  is a popular term in the technology world, particularly when referring to cloud computing. A quick Google search will produce 1000s of cloud solutions touted as future proofing one task or another, a particular component of IT infrastructure, or a myriad of other ho...
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s best-in-class cloud services offering, had downtime of only 2.5 hours in 2015. You may think their uptime of 99.9997 percent had something to do with an engineering team of hundreds, a budget of billions, or dozens of data centers across the globe—bu...
Perhaps one of the most intriguing applications for drones in the coming years are those related to safety – public safety, that is!
Once upon a time, I set up an OpenStack cluster and experienced some strange connectivity problems with all my OpenStack instances. It was the perfect opportunity to learn more about OpenStack, perform a head-long deep dive into Neutron, and update my network troubleshooting skills. Th...
As we’ve learned from recent events, any online entity, big or small, is subject to fail. Today’s IT landscape is so complex, most digital businesses rely on other services to ensure their service is running properly and efficiently. For many businesses, the cloud has become the answer...
Even though iPad sales have been slumping for years now, Tim Cook and Apple remain committed to the tablet form factor. According to various reports we’ve seen over the past The post Apple will unveil new iPads on April 4th, report claims appeared first on Technology News and Reviews |...
[Preface: This is the second in a four-part series that uses the AWS outage as a springboard to discuss our technology vision for backup and continuity.  Part 1 discussed the AWS outage of February 28, 2017.] AWS black swans?  So AWS had a major outage in February, and in 2015, and qui...