The Fifth Key to Oracle Forms Performance:

Keep Your Stakeholders Aware

(Part Five of a Five-Part Blog Series)

In Part Four we discussed how performance analytics can help you both troubleshoot and plan your rollouts and migrations. In this last part, I want to tackle the monitoring … Read More

What Does Operations-Centric vs Developer-Centric APM Mean to You?

The pace of change in today’s IT world is truly astonishing. The traditional roles and descriptions between various IT roles have been blurred. In today’s complex IT environments, Development, Application Support, and IT Operations collaborate often to ensure application service … Read More

News of the Week in Application Performance Management and IT Operations – September 21

This week’s feature articles includes contributions from Jonah Kowall of Gartner, Cameron Laird of Real User Monitoring, Charlie Betz of EMA and more. Without further adieu, here are our highlights from the world of APM and IT operations:

1) Jonah … Read More

News of the Week in Application Performance Management and IT Operations – August 31

This week’s feature articles include a new surprising new survey on cloud computing ignorance, a new Yelp-like rating system for APM, new challenges for IT pros in cloud based environments and some tips and tricks for Oracle Forms users:

1) … Read More

News of the Week in Application Performance Management and IT Operations – August 24

This week’s featured articles includes contributions from Pete Golden of APMDigest, Charlie Betz of EMA research, Cameron Laird of Real User Monitoring, and more:

1) Pete Golden of APMDigest discussed the latest Gartner reasearch on SaaS adoption:

2) Charlie … Read More

New Strategies for Successful Documentum Integrations, Migrations and Performance Management

EMC’s Documentum platform is arguably one of the most complex, highly customized and challenging systems for IT professionals to manage. Gaining visibility into the performance of the various servers across the Documentum environment is challenging but crucial and maintaining performance … Read More

Five Keys for Performance Management of Oracle Forms and E-Business Suite

Today’s APM tools do not provide sufficient capabilities to perform real end user monitoring of Oracle applications. While these tools can track basic performance data, most solutions do not cover the entire Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack and it can … Read More

Traveling Transaction Modeling

Over the past few years, traveling has become a major part of my life. I travel a lot for business, so I’m on the road a good chunk of the time. One of the most interesting (and daunting) things about … Read More

An Introduction to Software Performance Engineering

Software performance engineering is becoming increasingly important to businesses as they look to improve the non-functional performance of applications and get more out of IT investments. By leveraging performance engineering techniques, IT professionals can be indispensable in building and optimizing … Read More

Tailoring Performance for Your Customers

Last week, my wife started giving me a hard time about my clothes. I had a trip to Europe coming up, and the official verdict from her was that my suits were simply “not enough”. Figuring I’d better do as … Read More

Five Important IT Capacity Management Trends for 2012

The increase in virtualization and cloud computing has significantly changed the scope and complexity of capacity management. Forecasting hardware needs is no longer enough. You must understand and optimize your business services, applications, and infrastructure through these new platforms. See … Read More

Monitoring vs. HR

In my many years of managing data centers and IT, I’ve had (and still have) the distinct honor to work with a diverse group of people – developers, SYS admins, DBA’s, first, second, and third level support. What I have … Read More

Is BSM Dead?

An event occurred recently which marked the end of an era. BSMdigest, an online publication covering our space, relaunched as APM digest. What exactly does this mean? This proves that the term BSM was never well equipped for describing … Read More

Solution for Application Performance & Capacity Management

SharePath is the market’s leading Application Performance Management solution. Athene is the market’s leading Capacity Management solution. Whilst each product stands well on its own, together they make the first, and best, integrated solution providing IT and the business with … Read More

Reducing Risk During a Data Center Migration

lanir-shachamAlthough data center migration projects are multifaceted—from construction to cooling to provisioning software and storage—the primary objective is to facilitate the delivery of IT services to end users in a cost-effective manner.

If applications are not performing up to par … Read More

Show me the Money: Performance Engineering 4 Real Results

Performance testing and optimization are often neglected parts of enterprise application roll out and upgrade initiatives. The challenge for many IT managers is communicating the value of IT performance projects to business stakeholders who would benefit the most.

See below … Read More

Transaction Monitoring Software: Jargon Proliferation

lanir-shachamThis article on the jargon proliferation within the transaction monitoring discipline reviews common phrases used today to describe how to link business and IT.

There are several ways to trace a transaction. Although different approaches to transaction tracing may yield … Read More

The Evolution of Transaction Management – Part 2

lanir-shachamTransaction management tools monitor the entire system, not just singular components. This article discusses how transaction management enables true availability.

Transaction management is a natural continuation of the past 15 year evolution of IT systems management. In the last few … Read More

The Evolution of Transaction Management – Part 1

lanir-shachamTransaction management has evolved to a fourth generation. Based on a podcast by Doug McClure, this article covers the end-to-end transaction management evolution.

Information technology contributes to business efficiency like nothing else. Managing complex IT systems requires constant innovation; systems … Read More

Correlsense and Avada Partnership Provides a Comprehensive Management and Monitoring Solution for Messaging-Based Environments

Framingham, Mass., January 31, 2011Correlsense, a provider of IT Reliability™ solutions, announced today that it has partnered with Avada Software to offer a comprehensive application performance management solution for enterprise IT environments whose application integrations rely upon

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