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2016 APM Reference Guide: Application Performance Monitoring

2016 APM Reference Guide: Application Performance Monitoring

IT Briefcase Analyst Report
This product guide allows you to quickly assess -- current products in the market, deployment options, basic differences by monitoring features, the stability of suppliers and more.
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Podcast: Humanizing BPM with Clay Richardson, Forrester Research

Podcast: Humanizing BPM with Clay Richardson, Forrester Research

In this brief podcast, Clay Richardson, Principle Analyst at Forrester Research, discusses the future of BPM and emphasizes the value of the user experience, referring to business processes today as existing within the “Age of the Customer”.

5 Places Where Mobile Might Not Yet Be the Right Solution

5 Places Where Mobile Might Not Yet Be the Right Solution

By Joe McKendrick, Author and Independent Researcher
If you’ve been to any IT conference in the past two years, or picked up any analyst report, or read any trade journal, you can be forgiven for thinking that the entire world...





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AI’s Impact on Cybersecurity: Navigating New Threats and Defenses in 2024

May 1, 2024 No Comments

Tweet In the rapidly evolving landscape of cybersecurity, the emergence of AI presents a dual-edged sword. While it offers immense potential for defenders to bolster threat detection and response, cybercriminals are also leveraging AI to intensify attacks, posing new challenges for businesses. This year, AI is expected to play a significant role in reshaping cybersecurity, […]

How Technology will Change Education in the Future

March 15, 2024 No Comments

Technology has affected our lives one way or the other. It has also improved many sectors. However, education remains one the key sectors that have and would benefit more as technology continues to grow. With cheap broadband, improved infrastructure, among others, there is a high possibility that education will become more accessible and simpler for students and teachers. We have already experienced these changes in the last couple of years. Now you can do your math assignment or find help with ease, something that was a bit difficult in the past. Here is how technology is changing education and what we can expect in the future.

Gartner’s Top Technology Trends for 2024

December 1, 2023 No Comments

Tweet Clarify your tech priorities with these 10 key technology trends likely to drive strategic impact in 2024 and beyond. Gartner’s Top Technology Trends for 2024 eBook helps CIOs, and IT Leaders clarify which technology trends are likely to be the most relevant and when so they can effectively prioritize investments in the age of […]

What is ChatGPT and how can it benefit your SaaS business?

September 5, 2023 No Comments

ChatGPT is not just a chatbot; it’s a versatile AI language model capable of understanding and generating human-like text. In this article, we’ll delve into what ChatGPT is and explore how it can revolutionize your Software as a Service (SaaS) business.

Forrester Guide: Tech Predictions 2023

March 8, 2023 No Comments

Tweet Get Our Guide To Move Ahead Confidently With Analyst Insight Into Opportunities For Success. In 2023, the only certainty is change itself. Indecision reigns supreme; volatility shows no signs of easing; and technology, CX, and marketing leaders are setting priorities on shaky ground. The challenge now: How can you keep moving, adjust your strategy, […]

Improve Cloud Migration Success by Selecting the Right Strategy

February 25, 2023 No Comments

According to Forrester’s “The State of the Cloud in the US, 2022” report, 64 percent of U.S. infrastructure decision makers at enterprise organizations said modernization is a top IT priority over the next 12 months. While the conversation usually focuses on setting a cloud migration strategy for the organization, that’s the wrong emphasis.

Top 5 Reasons To Go Slow with Cloud Computing

February 18, 2023 5 Comments

By David A. Kelly and Heather Ashton, Upside Researchthere’s a flip side to the rush to cloud computing. More specifically, the question is, is cloud computing is where enterprise should be investing? Has the market exploded too quickly to properly assess the associated risks with the cloud?

Smart cities can help us manage post-COVID life, but they’ll need trust as well as tech

February 1, 2023 No Comments

We have to come to terms with the reality that COVID-19 requires us to rethink how we live. And that includes the idea of smart cities that use advanced technologies to serve citizens. This has become critical in a time of pandemic.

The Path to 2020: Marketers Seize the Customer Experience

August 2, 2016 No Comments

Analyst ReportDownload this report to learn about this transformation and hear perspectives from CMOs at Georgetown University , JPMorgan Chase, Philips, Pure Storage and Unilever. Read More >>>

2016 APM Reference Guide: Application Performance Monitoring

February 11, 2016 No Comments

IT Briefcase Analyst ReportThis product guide allows you to quickly assess — current products in the market, deployment options, basic differences by monitoring features, the stability of suppliers and more. Read More >>>

8 Ways to Think Like a ‘Quant’

January 17, 2016 No Comments

By Joe McKendrick, Author and Independent ResearcherData analytics is a skill that has applications at every level of the enterprise. For marketers, there are opportunities to slice and dice customer segments to better understand their purchasing patterns. Read More >>>

Here’s the Long-Awaited ‘Silver Bullet’ for Data Security: Plain Old Elbow Grease

January 1, 2016 No Comments

By Joe McKendrick, Author and Independent ResearcherVerizon just released the latest edition of its annual Data Breach Investigations Report, and it reveals that most data security breaches don’t have to happen – yet, they still do keep on taking place. Read More >>>

Does the Cloud Help or Hinder Application Integration?

December 15, 2015 No Comments

By Joe McKendrick, Author and Independent ResearcherThese days, it’s almost impossible to mention the term “application integration” without also adding “Platform as a Service” (or, interchangeably, “cloud”). Read More >>>

Analyst Report – 2016 Datacenter Technology Trends

December 2, 2015 No Comments

Widespread change will be disrupting the datacenter industry during 2016 – everything from software and services to equipment suppliers. This report examines five key trends we see shaping datacenter technologies for the coming year.

7 Forces Shattering the BI and Analytics ‘Caste’ System

November 22, 2015 No Comments

By Joe McKendrick, Author and Independent ResearcherFor the past two decades, there has been an informal segregation of duties seen in the BI and analytics world, with three primary classes of users. Read More >>>

A Peek at What’s Hot in the Cloud – SDN for Cloud in the Enterprise

November 16, 2015 No Comments

By David A. Kelly, Upside ResearchAs we gear up for what promises to be a busy year around cloud computing, I thought it would be helpful to take a look at a cloud-related technology that is still emerging, but shows tremendous potential for making its mark on the enterprise. The technology is known as SDN – software-defined networking. SDN is an approach for building networks that separates and abstracts elements to allow for greater flexibility and agility. Read More >>>

Big Data Storage and Backup – You Need More Than Some Empty Warehouses

November 1, 2015 No Comments

By David A. Kelly, Upside ResearchThe landscape for data backup and storage is shifting dramatically, thanks to some of the recent developments on the data and technology front. It used to be that most data was structured, or semi-structured, and easily stored in databases, or as the volume grew, data warehouses. Read More >>>

Analyst Report: Corporate Datacenter Trends – July 2015

July 15, 2015 No Comments

About This 451 Research Report: A May survey of 1,240 members of the 451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance looked at key enterprise datacenter trends – including overall spending on datacenter facilities, current capacity utilization and what organizations plan to do as they run out.

Analyst Report: 3Q 2015 Corporate IT Spending Trends

July 15, 2015 No Comments

451 Research’s latest ChangeWave corporate IT spending survey shows a very slight uptick in overall U.S. business IT spending going forward. A total of 1,544 respondents involved with IT spending in their organization participated in the May survey, which also focused on business demand for smartphones and PCs. ChangeWave Research is a service of 451 Research.

Corporate Cloud Computing Trends Survey Results

June 11, 2015 No Comments

A March survey of 1,593 members of the 451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance looked at cloud computing and other key IT market trends, including enterprise adoption of cloud, IT budgets and spending, and customer satisfaction with leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Hosted Private and On-Premises Private Cloud vendors.

Podcast: Humanizing BPM with Clay Richardson, Forrester Research

November 13, 2013 No Comments

In this brief podcast, Clay Richardson, Principle Analyst at Forrester Research, discusses the future of BPM and emphasizes the value of the user experience, referring to business processes today as existing within the “Age of the Customer”.

Mobile Computing: Are BYOD Policies Even Worth It?

July 16, 2013 1 Comment

By Joe McKendrick, Author and Independent ResearcherIt’s no use even trying to control it. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is here to stay. Everyone is bringing in their own devices to help at work, and trying to fight this trend is like trying to stop the tides from coming in. Some organizations, it is reported, are even mandating that employees bring in their own smartphones for work. Read More >>>

Does It Pay Yet to be a ‘Social Business’?

April 18, 2013 1 Comment

By Joe McKendrick, Author and Independent ResearcherIn recent times, there has been no end to the chatter about the emerging “social business.” Going social means all kinds of great things, they say – from achieving greater collaboration between employees internally to more interaction with customers externally. Read More >>>

5 Places Where Mobile Might Not Yet Be the Right Solution

March 14, 2013 No Comments

By Joe McKendrick, Author and Independent ResearcherIf you’ve been to any IT conference in the past two years, or picked up any analyst report, or read any trade journal, you can be forgiven for thinking that the entire world is being swept clean of traditional PCs by mobile devices. Read More >>>

7 Ways to Help the Business Digest Big Data

February 13, 2013 1 Comment

By Joe McKendrick, Author and Independent ResearcherBig Data is now the term du jour, thrown about at conferences with wild abandon, often sneered at, but more often that not greeted with a mix of nervousness and fascination. Read More >>>

What’s Cloud Got to Do with ERP?

January 11, 2013 1 Comment

By David A. Kelly, Upside ResearchIn the first of two columns this month that take a closer look at what’s new in the cloud computing space for the enterprise, I thought it useful to take a look at a company that is trying to set the bar for how to fully bring ERP into the future. Read More >>>

A Few 2013 Cloud Predictions for the Enterprise

January 2, 2013 No Comments

By David A. Kelly, Upside ResearchIt’s that time of year again, when the entire technology community is abuzz with predictions for the coming year. What will change dramatically in enterprise computing? What will be the hot-button items? I feel compelled to add my hat to the ring, and make the assertion that 2013 is going to be the year of the Cloud. Here are a few ways I see the Cloud impacting enterprise computing. Read More >>>

Social Technology Continues to Infiltrate the Enterprise

December 13, 2012 No Comments

By David A. Kelly, Upside ResearchIt’s been a busy year for Social Business, and as 2012 draws to a close, it is worth another look at how this enabling technology is becoming more firmly implanted in the enterprise IT fabric. Read More…

BYOD and COPE: Mobile Devices Descend Upon the Enterprise: What it Means

November 28, 2012 1 Comment

By David A. Kelly, Upside ResearchThere is no doubt that the enterprise computing landscape has been forever altered with the arrival of mobile devices. The ubiquity of mobile devices is startling, with Gartner Group reporting that 75% of companies allow employees to use personal devices at work, and that number is predicted to rise to 90% by 2014, less than two years away. Read More >>>

JDA and Red Prairie Nuptials: Is the Cloud The Ideal Location for Enterprise Software Mergers?

November 14, 2012 No Comments

By David A. Kelly, Upside ResearchYou’ve heard it before: Location, location, location. It matters for real estate and for weddings. The latest thought to ponder is whether the cloud is becoming the stylish location du jour for enterprise software mergers? We are about to test the theory with the most recently announced blockbuster merger between JDA Software and Red Prairie. Read More…

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