Tame Costly IT Outages with APM Solutions

The enterprise sector is growing at breakneck speed with organizations across all industry verticals and sizes leveraging IT solutions to enhance productivity while minimizing losses. Technological advancements are driving better results by empowering businesses to maintain higher uptime, faster IT performance and quicker response times – all at lower costs. However, IT outages are a major hurdle plaguing technology performance, which is especially critical for business success in the highly competitive corporate sector. Read more…

12th European iGaming Congress & Expo (EiG) 2013 – Day 1 of 3

Forward thinking, innovative and interactive, with new features and formats spanning both the Congress and the Expo floor, EiG goes into its 12th year with a 360 degree focus on you and driving your success in the iGaming… Read More

Optimize Server Throughput Using Microsoft Excel

Today we are kicking off a series of posts that explain how you can use some simple mathematical tools to maximize server throughput in your data center. We will write one article per week to slowly build up our idea and introduce you to the concept. Read more…

More than just one thing: the many values of Application Performance Management

Truly powerful ideas are frustrating to explain, because, however simple their “elevator speech” core, their lasting value lies in the entire network of relations they make possible, and those multiple linkages resist glib summary. Application performance management (APM) is a perfect example. Read more…

Three Upcoming Events for Performance Specialists

Three events coming up soon deserve special attention from those of us responsible for aligning performance and business goals. First is the 20th Annual User Conference of the Tcl/Tk programming language in New Orleans this week.  Read more…

Subtle but important: three smart performance pieces

Three of my favorite writers on performance topics recently made important points all having to do with finding the right balance in challenging circumstances. More than easy slogans quickly memorized, they bring deeper insight to technical topics. Read more…

Emphasis on flexibility elevates IT to strategic realm

IT Ops often writes about quantifiable technical returns-to-investment with clear business significance: improvement in uptime, lowered cost, better application responsiveness and so on. Many of the same engineering initiatives of systematic end-to-end performance management, devops acculturation and so on, pay off in less tangible but more strategic ways, though. Read more…

DevOps and Metrics

As you probably know, “DevOps” is a methodology that attempts to narrow the divide between developers and operations. By definition, it does no good to speed up code delivery if operations is not equipped or eager to roll out changes at an increased velocity. DevOps proposes a release manager role and increased communications to bring the parties together. Read more…

In the ER, IT is Like Heat, Power and Light

Some systems are mission critical. But when systems go down at a hospital, it’s not just mission critical, it’s critical to life. Dr. John Halamka is a former ER doctor who turned to technology. He is now CIO… Read More

How Does APM Affect the Bottom Line?

APM Digest dives into the issue of how Application Performance Management affects financial results. They talked to IT Operations managers, directors, and VPs and quote them extensively. Before we explore this list a bit, what does “bottom line” mean? There is some confusion about that. Read more…

IT important part of "balancing act" of modern medicine

In certain industries, information technology is much closer to being a matter of “life and death” that’s otherwise just a cliché: when computers go off-line in air transport, chemical refineries, hospitals or utilities, lives truly are put at immediate risk. Read more…

Be Prepared: Lessons from an Extended Outage of a Hospital’s EHR System – Healthcare Informatics

An EHR outage can greatly impact a hospital’s operations, so it is important to have a plan in place to avoid performance degradations proactively as well as fix them reactively. This article explores a ten day EMR outage… Read More