State of the Union: Page Speed & Web Performance – Web Performance Today

This infographic collates data from a study of the load times of the top 500 retail web sites. Findings include statistics on page load speed, web performance best practices and browser performance: The median page takes 4.9 seconds… Read More

EHR Vendor Survey Reveals Projected Shortfalls in Meeting Meaningful Use Stage 3 – Healthcare IT Connect

Many recent studies have highlighted the difficulties that healthcare organizations have faced as they attempt to meet meaningful use guidelines. Usability of EHR systems is another important factor that introduces a number of challenges: 88% predict that the… Read More

Why IT Organizations Must Adopt an Architectural Approach to Automation – The Data Center Journal

As IT complexity continues to increase, automation solutions are often implemented in order to make things run smoothly. However, managing applications and application performance is essential to ensure that these solutions do not degrade service levels: In today’s… Read More

4 'Personas' Hospital CIOs Must Balance to Avoid Burnout – Fierce Health IT

Healthcare CIOs must take responsibility for a variety of tasks within their organizations. These include infrastructure, integration, intelligence and innovation: Currently, many organizations lack proper support structures and organizational alignment for CIOs already tasked with management of internal… Read More

Two Key Reasons Deploying to the Cloud is Different – Info World

Performance and cost are two important considerations when migrating to the cloud. For this reason, it is crucial to set SLAs with cloud providers and manage performance expectations actively: When most people look at migrating to the cloud,… Read More

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, But There is Free APM – Aberdeen

Many APM vendors are offering a free version of their tools for evaluation. This model allows organizations to use the product in its own IT environment and realize performance management benefits: While not as functional as the “premium”… Read More

APM: Running With a Renegade – APM Digest

Many organizations use multiple tools in parallel, when in reality a single application performance management tool can cover multiple monitoring needs. APM’s real time monitoring capabilities allow for business reporting and trend identification that can address a variety… Read More

How Can Electronic Health Records Actually Increase Revenues? – EMR Daily News

The successful implementation of electronic health records can increase revenue for healthcare providers by causing lower practice expenditures and higher claims reimbursements. To do so, however, healthcare providers need to ensure they have visibility into the performance of… Read More

4 Risks from Legacy Applications – Computer World

Legacy applications need to be managed and monitored because their performance can cause degradation of overall IT infrastructure performance as well as introduce security risks: Consider the fact that legacy applications will need monitoring, maintenance, and functional modifications… Read More

SaaS Performance Bar Rising – Network World

SaaS application performance introduces a number of complexities that must be addressed to ensure success. Variables that impact the performance of SaaS apps include the application itself, the data center infrastructure, the network and the end user’s client… Read More

Holistic Unified User Experience Assurance – APM Digest

As user experience becomes a greater focus and trends such as virtualization and the cloud increase, enterprise IT silos are creating problems such as inefficiencies and higher costs. This article suggests a more holistic approach that combines application… Read More

CIOs to Farzad: More Time for Stage 2 Meaningful Use Adoption, Please – Search Health IT

While they believe that meaningful use guidelines are essential for advancing healthcare, members of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives asked for an extension on adoption deadlines. Because they are undergoing other health IT initiatives and because… Read More

Do What Matters: Improve System Performance

One of engineers’ hardest jobs is to do what matters. What parts of application performance management (APM) are hard for you? What distracts you from the measurement and optimization you know will give you the biggest “bang”? Read more…

Complexity and Legacy IT Delay Cloud Adoption – CIO Insight

Although many organizations want to keep up with new trends like moving to the cloud, there are still challenges, such as the current enterprise infrastructure, holding them back from success. Before taking advantage of the cloud, these organizations… Read More

How to Unify Governance in a World of Multi-Component Applications – Search SOA

Multi-component applications introduce new challenges for application governance models. To better understand the interdependencies between applications, components and other systems, APM tools like topology maps can be helpful: To address governance for multi-component applications, IT pros have to… Read More

2 Do's and 2 Don'ts When Migrating Apps to the Cloud – Info World

David Linthicum offers advice for migrating applications to the cloud. Suggestions include reworking the application architecture, considering the use of native cloud features, conducting your own research before committing to the project and managing performance: Don’t forget about… Read More

Your ITSM Program on the Second Half of the Chess Board: Are You Ready? – Search CIO

Information technology service management is constantly changing and creating a need for re-prioritizing within organizations. This article discussions some of the key trends within this space and how they should be addressed, including monitoring tools and metrics around… Read More

All Virtualization Is Not Equal Under the Cloud – IT Business Edge

Virtualization and the cloud introduce new complexities when managing application performance. It is crucial to ensure that your infrastructure is sound and functional before undertaking one of these projects: Virtual environments are more prone to system- and application-level… Read More

How Many Clicks to Relevant Clinical Data? – HIS Talk

Data is important to clinicians, however so is the ability to access that data easily. For this reason, visibility into the performance of software is important by providing clinicians with the information they need as well as assistance… Read More

Customer Experience: Don’t Forget the Now – APM Digest

As IT environments rapidly change and new versions of applications are constantly rolled out, it is important to focus on current end users and their experience with the applications. If application performance is not up to par, users… Read More