The Fifth Key to Oracle Forms Performance: Keep Your Stakeholders Aware

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 and alerting you’ll need to have in place when your best laid plans and preparation inevitably fall short of reality. As always, I’ll focus on Oracle Forms. Continue reading

Business Transaction Management – the Next Generation of Business Service Management

Why a New Generation? What’s Wrong with the Old One? Traditional systems management tools focused on monitoring the health of individual components. Tools like IBM Tivoli, BMC patrol, CA Unicenter, and HP Openview, initially focused on management of servers, services, … Continue reading

Why IT Operations is Like an Action TV Series

Nir Livni, Product Management Director at Correlsense, writes about IT operations, citing W. Edwards Deming who said “In God we trust; all others must bring data.” I like watching the series “24,” though I can’t really explain why. Every time … Continue reading

End-to-End Monitoring of Transactions

End-to-end monitoring solutions should monitor all of the infrastructure’s components, yet some solutions only monitor one part of the bigger picture. The term “end-to-end” relative to transaction monitoring is very over-used. End-to-end Website monitoring, end-to-end server performance monitoring, end-to-end database … Continue reading

Google Tries to Keep Google Plus from Getting Overloaded

When Google released its new social networking tool, Google Plus last week, it was confined to what they called a limited invitation-only Beta. Scoring an invitation was a precious commodity, but many new members (including me) quickly found that instead … Continue reading

Transaction Monitoring: Traditional vs. BTM

Transaction monitoring includes both traditional and new approaches. Before making a purchase, read this article to learn the differences and make the right choice. Even experienced IT professionals can confuse traditional monitoring tools and the newer generation of business transaction … Continue reading

Transaction Monitoring Software: Jargon Proliferation

This 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 different outcomes, … Continue reading