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2016 APM Reference Guide: Application Performance Monitoring

2016 APM Reference Guide: Application Performance Monitoring

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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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Forrester Market Overview: Use Project Services To Accelerate Infrastructure Transformation

May 2, 2016 No Comments

The pace of digital transformation and cloud migration is forcing IT professionals to review their current infrastructure and force change to accommodate new business demands brought on by the age of the customer. Many organizations are motivated by fear, such as of the potential business disruption in their industries from new digital startups like airbnb or uber; more optimistically, they’re motivated by the opportunities brought by digital technologies to improve their customers’ experience.

Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers

April 28, 2016 No Comments

A total of 10 vendors made the 2015 Magic Quadrant, representing the biggest companies in the market that provide support and solutions around ADCs.

Aberdeen Report: What Drives Success for Best-in-Class Product Developers?

April 28, 2016 No Comments

Based on the experiences of 148 respondents, this report will explore what makes a product development company successful. It will look at the differences between the Best-in-Class and their competitors.

Top Tech Trends in 2016

April 28, 2016 No Comments

To get a sense for what you can expect in 2016, we talked to our course authors, internal experts and customers. We gained some valuable insights into what your team will need to know for the dev, IT and creative industries.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The rise of cloud application control technology

April 26, 2016 No Comments

with Ed Macnair, CEO, CensorNetIn this interview, Ed Macnair, CEO of CensorNet, speaks with IT Briefcase on how security technologies needs to evolve to meet the challenge and opportunities of cloud computing.Read More >>>

Rugged DevOps: Making Invisible Things Visible

April 26, 2016 No Comments

You might already know them from, but let me introduce you to two of the leading minds in the Rugged DevOps movement: James Wickett and Ernest Mueller. Both James and Ernest are active leaders in the DevOps space, in addition to helping organize events like DevOpsDays Austin and LASCON. Our conversation covered a lot of bases from the founding of Rugged DevOps to aligning organizational silos to lessons learned from W. Edwards Demings.

Customer Best Practices for SAP HANA on IBM Power and SUSE Linux

April 25, 2016 No Comments

In this session, you will learn about how a real cutting edge client has deployed the SAP HANA infrastructure using SUSE Linux and the Power Platform to deliver a value service to their client.

Top Apps for Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

April 11, 2016 No Comments

Advances in technology have made it easier than ever to manage both your personal and professional life. Having a smartphone on hand at all times is no longer a novelty—almost two-thirds of the population own one, according to a 2015 Pew Research Study. And smartphone owners are using them for more than just making phone calls and sending texts. Smartphones are used heavily to get online, or download applications specifically created to manage every facet of life.

Development of advanced applications with IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile

April 6, 2016 No Comments

Introduces the WebSphere Application Server V8.5.5 Liberty profile solution for developing the advanced applications and gives an overview of the Liberty profile and its tools.

Ensuring Business Success by Selecting the Right Application Development Platform

April 6, 2016 No Comments

This SmartSelect paper discusses the development challenges companies face today and how a suitable application development platform combined with a DevOps approach to development can provide the flexibility that takes into account the needs of developers, IT, and the business.

Middleware for the Modern Age: Tools for Making Cloud and On-Premises Systems Work Together

April 6, 2016 No Comments

In this white paper, you’ll learn how tools for continuous development, patterns for scaling infrastructure, resources for managing APIs, and middleware systems for deploying highly flexible application servers can help meet your goals, as well as management and market demands.

New Opportunities in the World of Custom Apps

April 6, 2016 No Comments

The mobile revolution has transformed the way that businesses get work done. Distributed teams and remote individuals need applications that are available any time and on all of their devices. This new model of collaboration and productivity has created a high demand for the latest “it” career in tech: custom app developer.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Top Skills Needed to Manage Hybrid IT Environments

March 14, 2016 No Comments

with Kong Yang, SolarWindsIn this interview, Kong Yang, Head Geek and technical product manager at SolarWinds, speaks with IT Briefcase on how hybrid environments are changing the role of the IT professional. Read More >>>

Key Technical Support Considerations for Smart IT Infrastructures

March 2, 2016 No Comments

We are entering a new era of computing. Following the programmable and tabulating systems eras, cognitive computing represents a huge leap forward. This new era brings with it fundamental differences in how systems are built and interact with humans.

Is IT Prepared for the Changes in Enterprise Mobility?

February 29, 2016 No Comments

Mobile devices are quickly becoming the primary devices among enterprises. Their great user experience, increased computing capabilities, explosion of apps, and always-on connectivity combined with agility, make them ideal replacements for PCs. Mobility these days, is not just a tool enabling employees access to email and a handful of corporate applications, but rather a tool to improve employee productivity and ease of working by enabling them with real-time connectivity to customers, partners, suppliers and workers.

Beyond SD-WAN: Network-Aware Orchestration

February 26, 2016 No Comments

It is becoming increasingly harder to maintain network reliability and consistent service levels across the organization. The adoption of cloud services, business application-focused requirements and evolving security policies require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes.

First-Time Telecom Implementation? Four Tips To Help You Choose

February 16, 2016 No Comments

The voice over IP (VoIP) services market is enjoying a strong growth. According to Empowered News, the corporate consumer segment of VoIP technologies should reach $86.2 billion in revenue by 2020, while alternatives like hosted PBX and even PSTN continue to perform well. If you’re considering a first-time telecom implementation and this all sounds confusing, you’re not alone — many companies struggle when choosing the right mix of value, features and ease of use. Here are four tips to help jump-start the telecoms conversation.

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 >>>

Guide: How to Migrate Your App from Parse to AWS?

February 10, 2016 No Comments

Facebook’s latest move on shutting down came across as a shock to many! It’s important to take a look at the other alternatives and pick the right cloud computing service. Here’s a quick guide on how to migrate your application from Parse to AWS!

5 Soft Skills for Customer Support with Paul Glen

February 8, 2016 No Comments

Join Paul Glen, award-winning author and Computerworld columnist, as he explores the top five soft skills you need to deliver amazing customer support experiences.

Rugged DevOps: Solving Big Problems

February 4, 2016 No Comments

In part one of this series, “Rugged DevOps: Survival is Not Mandatory”, I shared news that 1 in 16 open source and third-party components downloaded last year included a known vulnerability. That may not seem like too many until you realize the average company downloads well over 200,000 components annually. These components are electively downloaded by development teams, often unaware of the vulnerabilities that come with them.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Hottest Trends for Government IT Leaders in 2016

February 4, 2016 No Comments

with Chadd Kenney, Pure StorageIn this interview, Chad Kenney discusses how critical laying strategic foundational IT infrastructure is for success in the short-term and over the long haul. Read More >>>

5 Tips for Implementing Custom Apps in Your Organization

February 3, 2016 No Comments

Digital transformation is here, changing how organizations work, collaborate and innovate. Fueled by mobility and BYOD trends, organizations of all sizes are embracing the power of apps to drive output, increase efficiency and streamline workloads. To many, it might seem that the easiest and best answer would be to buy off-the-shelf apps. However, it’s important to consider that apps of this type tend to be generic in order to appeal to a wide audience. They may get the job done, but there’s little to no personalization available.

The Access and Identity Market Is Growing: Here’s Why

January 28, 2016 No Comments

by Dean Wiech, Tools4everWhile as a whole, the IAM market has been growing, there have been certain areas and solutions that have, in particular, shown great growth. What are these and why have organizations of all sizes been implementing them? Read More >>>

IT Brand Pulse: Application Delivery Controller 2015 Brand Leader Report

January 28, 2016 No Comments

IT Brand Pulse: Application Delivery Controller 2015 Brand Leader Report

Rising Rates of Cyber Shoplifting Causing Innocent E-tailers to Lose Their Bank Approval

January 22, 2016 No Comments

While technology has benefited retailers in many ways, it has also contributed to growing levels of fraud. Although EMV and other developments are helping to curb identity theft fraud and unauthorized transactions, “chargeback fraud” remains a major threat to eCommerce merchants. As the technology of electronic payment processing becomes nearly ubiquitous in the business world, online shopping is rapidly overtaking in-store sales for many items. But with any fast-evolving system, scammers find loopholes that can eat deeply into profits.

Tech Training: Tips For Successful Software Implementation

January 14, 2016 No Comments

“Software is eating the world.” The now-classic quote from Marc Andreessen needs some updating, since it’s now more accurate to say software as a service (SaaS) is consuming the world, but the core statement is spot on: Companies can’t survive (and thrive) without the regular influx of new software. The problem? Many employees struggle to keep pace with changing environments and workflows — here are four tips for executives looking to streamline the software training process.

Network Visibility: Meeting the Challenge of Windows 10 and Beyond

January 14, 2016 No Comments

2015 was a banner year for Microsoft. The company updated its Xbox One video game console, created an Outlook app for iPhones and other user-friendly tools across platforms, and opened its successful Microsoft Azure cloud to a wider base of software developers than ever. To top it off, Microsoft released Windows 10 – for free.

Make Room for a New Title on the CIO’s Business Card: Chief Productivity Officer

January 8, 2016 No Comments

Thirty years ago, BusinessWeek magazine announced the creation of a new senior executive leadership position: the CIO. The role and responsibilities of overseeing the IT infrastructure had become so important that companies started promoting their Directors of Data Processing to the C-Suite. In 2016, those responsibilities will undergo the most significant transformation in the last three decades.

Five Things to Look Forward to in 2016

January 7, 2016 No Comments

by Alex Atzberger , AribaIt’s time for annual predictions. Rather than trying to consult a crystal ball, I will instead offer up five things I see today that I believe will shape our tomorrow.Read More >>>


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