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Application Performance Management, or APM, refers to the discipline within systems management that focuses on monitoring and managing the performance and availability of software applications. APM can be defined as workflow and related IT tools deployed to detect, diagnose, remedy and report on application performance issues to ensure that application performance meets or exceeds end-users’ and businesses’ expectations.
Limited visibility has tethered CIOs' success in both IT and business. However, using federated CMDB technology, CIOs can view the complete IT infrastructure and the entire lifecycle of a business service.
ITIL provides a framework of customizable best practice initiatives that help organizations consistently deliver high-quality IT services. Effective ITIL implementation adds value to the IT infrastructure and improves business and service delivery.
Targeted at IT executives responsible for both the financial and ultimate project oversight of an enterprise CMDB initiative, this white paper sets expectations for ROI calculations for CMDB initiatives, provides basic ROI best practices, and gives readers sufficient insight to move forward with their CMDB project.
As IT evolves towards a more business-aligned position, it must seek out new ways of working that support more effective operations, service creation, and service delivery. These include technologies, processes, and a culture that supports higher levels of accountability, as well as more dynamic responsiveness to business needs.
In order to provide high quality, cost effective business services in complex, distributed environments, improved IT management strategies are required. Business Service Management (BSM) is a strategic approach to managing IT services in support of improved business performance.
Business Service Management (BSM) is of growing importance in the IT world. By managing IT systems according to the business services they support - like order entry, online sales, shipping, or customer service - IT is able to deliver on real business goals like providing competitive advantage, improving customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and increasing shareholder value.
Because business success is tightly fused with technology, IT costs are rising, and this trend is expected to continue. As a result, businesses are demanding that IT be more than a static resource. IT is expected to deliver business results with a measurable contribution to the organization's bottom line.
Published By: NodeSource
Published Date: Nov 20, 2017
Node.js is now the most dominant and in-demand language for application development, particularly on the enterprise scale. This report will trace the evolution and adoption of Node.js in the enterprise, as well as the directions in which the ecosystem will grow.
Published By: NodeSource
Published Date: Nov 10, 2017
Digital transformation is “the use of technology to radically improve performance or (business) reach. But for digital-native businesses that have never needed to make that shift — e-commerce, social media, web-based services — it involves a sharpening of that focus
combined with an ongoing evolution of process and infrastructure.
Organizations may believe that simply building new applications to keep up with changing business needs is enough to offer new value to the market.
However, between building new applications and maintaining legacy Java EE applications, organizations often end up supporting both traditional and new infrastructures with unchanged or even reduced IT budgets. As the pressure to increase their technical and business agility increases, IT organizations are being forced to re-examine their processes and infrastructure. The result? Architecturally rigid, monolithic middleware is being replaced with solutions that offer agility, flexibility, and rapid development and deployment, such as PaaS.
For small and midsize businesses, the realities of a dynamic marketplace and ever-changing customer expectations pose continual challenges and opportunities. Big Data, the cloud and mobility are changing the way information moves and connections are made across the organization, offering productive potential while promising competitive advantage. But adoption of these advanced technologies will require a transformation in the capacities, functions and methods of IT.
Published By: Prophix
Published Date: May 31, 2016
With Prophix you can produce rolling forecasts, multi-year forecasts, daily forecasts and driver-based forecasts. With a centralized application, organizing fragmented data from multiple sources and change assumptions easily and create a multitude of scenarios.
One of the most common questions being asked by many customers recently is “How does VMware AirWatch support Office 365?” Many ask if AirWatch can control access to Office 365 (O365) not only on their corporate desktop systems, but most importantly on their mobile devices.
Fortunately, AirWatch provides tremendous support to help organizations leverage O365 on their mobile devices and our recent integration with VMware® Identity Manager provides an industry-first adaptive access control framework to ensure that all work applications, including O365, can only be accessed on managed and compliant devices.
A Google Trends search for “BYOD” reveals it is a fairly new term, appearing in news publications for the first time in late 2011. BYOD is one part of a much larger, deeper-rooted trend: The consumerization of IT, which can be traced back to the early 2000s. Around that time, most everyone had a personal computer, which enabled them to work from home after hours – and to realize the benefits of using the devices that they had carefully chosen and were comfortable using, rather than the corporate devices their IT departments had issued them.
BYOD and the consumerization of IT continued to grow as devices became cheaper and more connected. Where IT leaders were once solely concerned with reining in all the unapproved devices accessing the corporate network, a recent Intel and readwrite report that shows 49 percent of U.S. IT managers “strongly agree that BYOD improves worker productivity.” The next era of BYOD has arrived, and IT departments are thinking about it as a strategic value-ad
This document includes general information about the Pure Storage architecture as it compares to SolidFire. Not intended to be exhaustive, it covers architectural elements where the solutions differ and impact overall suitability for the needs of the Next Generation Data Center (NGDC).
In this study, you’ll discover key trends from today’s mobile consumer such as the activities they engage in the most, which elements in mobile experience receive the highest scores, and the benchmarks and best practices your company can take to raise your own mobile experience bar.
Beginning with a brief overview of private cloud computing and the evolution of on-premises private clouds, we will compare Cisco Metapod to options from VMware and the OpenStack community. We’ll also describe Cisco’s unique OpenStack as a Service (OaaS) operating model, and present Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analyses that compare Cisco Metapod to VMware vCloud Director and an OpenStack Do-It-Yourself (DIY) strategy.
The growing strategic value of desktop virtualization is advancing quickly, providing new ways to enable business mobility and increase the flexibility. Learn how falling cost factors in every part of the desktop virtualization architecture making it more affordable than ever.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 13, 2016
This whitepaper proposes a new approach to integration - API-led connectivity - that extends traditional service oriented approaches to reflect today’s connectivity needs. We’ll outline the core of this approach and implementation challenges and discuss how IT leaders can realize this vision in their own organizations.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 13, 2016
Since it first emerged more than a decade ago, Service Oriented
Architecture (SOA) has been both widely praised as a modern, agile approach to software development and infrastructure architecture as well as dismissed as a colossal waste of time and money.
Missed expectations for many SOA projects led one analyst in 2009 to declare, “SOA is dead.” Far from being dead, however, service oriented architecture is in fact more relevant than ever.
Cisco made Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) generally available on November 3rd, 2015. It is an SDN controller that supports apps that make WAN and access networks easier to deploy and manage. Cisco’s focus on a low-risk, incremental approach to adopting SDN will appeal to its user-base. Cisco needs to describe the policy control capabilities benefits of APIC-EM, and also highlight its power as a platform and its ability to distinguish apps from point solution offerings from many other companies with competitive features.
Digital transformation isn’t a technology or a product. Rather, it’s a philosophy for using digital assets to change the way an organization runs. It involves realigning technology and modifying business processes to better engage employees, customers and other constituents of the extended enterprise. Digital transformation significantly improves the performance and reach of an enterprise and has become a top priority for IT and business leaders across the globe.
The role of the CIO has changed more in the past five years than any other position in the corporate world. IT leaders are now partners with business leaders, and they are tasked with helping companies respond to competitive pressures as quickly as possible. In an effort to improve overall IT agility, compute and application technology has evolved significantly through the use of mobility, virtualization and cloud computing. However, the network itself has yet to evolve, limiting the overall agility of IT today. These technology shifts have transformed almost every part of the enterprise. However, to maximize the potential of these investments, the network must also transform. Read more to learn how.
Published By: CDW - APC
Published Date: Apr 07, 2016
Poor rack cable management has proven to many data center operators to be a source of downtime and frustration during moves, adds and changes. It can also lead to data transmission errors, safety hazards, poor cooling efficiency, and a negative overall look and feel of the data center. This paper discuses the benefits of effective rack cable management, provides guidance for cable management within IT racks including high density and networking IT racks, which will improve cable traceability and troubleshooting time while reducing the risk of human error.