About Julie Craig

Julie Craig has over 20 years of experience in software development and enterprise systems management. Julie has a Master's Degree in Computer Information Systems, with emphasis areas in Object Oriented technologies and Enterprise Architecture. At EMA, Julie’s focus is on configuration management and application performance.

Increased Focus on Digital Experience Management Prompts New Research- Done Jointly by Dennis Drogseth and Julie Craig


Digital and user experience management has been the focus of multiple EMA research studies throughout the years, both as a stand-alone topic and as part of EMA’s ongoing examination of critical trends such as digital and operational transformation, IT performance optimization, and of course application performance management (APM). In many respects, optimizing the digital experience [...]



By | August 26th, 2016|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Microsoft Reverses March to Irrelevance with LinkedIn Acquisition


Over the past several years, the impact of “the cloud” on traditional ISVs has been made abundantly clear. Blindsided by the runaway growth of hosted technologies which were simply glints in the eyes of the open source community in 2000, virtually all ISVs have scrambled to stay relevant. At this point, the move from on-premise [...]



By | June 15th, 2016|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Best Practices for Innovating Through Cloud Technologies – Dev/Ops, Cloud Provisioning


A recent Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) blog, Best Practices for Innovating Through Cloud Technologies discusses the results of EMA’s 2014 research on open cloud orchestration. It examines the pros and cons of a variety of cloud form factors and the business benefits of cloud computing in general. EMA has also done a great deal of research [...]



By | June 15th, 2016|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

For Enterprise IT, Continuous Delivery is about more than just continuously delivering


As I write this piece, EMA’s survey team is in the final stages of launching my latest research, “Automating for Digital Transformation: Tools-Driven DevOps and Continuous Software Delivery.” Preliminary data should be in (and shared with survey sponsors) around the beginning of November 2015, with my research paper on the topic out by November 26 [...]



By | June 15th, 2016|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

IBM InterConnect 2015: “Have it Your Way” Hybrid Cloud Delivery with IBM PureApplication Options


Every year, IBM hosts multiple customer conferences and technical events worldwide. In past years, IBM Pulse, Impact, and Innovate have attracted thousands of IT professionals as separate events focusing on application delivery, middleware, and Dev/Ops respectively. Over time, however, it has become increasingly difficult to divide the IT Pie into such neatly-delineated slices. Application delivery [...]



By | June 15th, 2016|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Innovation Explosion Sets the Stage for New Wave of “Hybrid” Applications


In the past, technology evolution was quantified as generational. So the first generation of computing was based on the vacuum tube, followed by the transistor, integrated circuits, and microprocessors. Even today, multi-generational software and hardware systems are very much alive in many modern data centers. The interesting thing about the generational approach is that it [...]



By | December 8th, 2014|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Stoking the Application Pipeline with PaaS: Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Platform


Dominique Vernier’s blog, “Leverage SaaS and PaaS to speed up application development,“ provides an excellent overview of IBM’s cloud-based approach to software development and delivery. IBM’s introduction of the Bluemix Platform as a Service (PaaS) to the marketplace earlier this year builds on the existing capabilities of Jazz (/jazz.net/) introduced in 2008. While Jazz addresses [...]



By | July 29th, 2014|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

APM on Premise versus “in the Cloud”: Either, Or, or Both?


The Rise of Cloud-based APM Solutions In my last blog, I called today’s enterprise application landscape “a dog’s breakfast”1 as far as complexity and heterogeneity are concerned. A growing number of APM vendors would likely agree. Regardless of whether you are on the vendor or the consumer side, application management— as opposed to simple application [...]



By | July 25th, 2014|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

APM as a Service: An Elegant Solution to an Ongoing Challenge


Did you ever hear the term “a dog’s breakfast”? It is a slightly old-fashioned description that the folks over at Princeton University’s WordNet[1] define as “a mess[2]”.And if you’re wondering what a dog’s breakfast has to do with Application Performance Management, check out Figure 1. (Figure 1: Which of these is your company currently delivering [...]



By | July 10th, 2014|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments
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