Checking the Pulse of Network Management


Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend IBM‘s Pulse conference, where the company welcomed over 10,000 of its software customers. This group is primarily focused on IBM’s Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure solutions, built largely around the Tivoli and Maximo portfolios. The overall theme of the event was how Cloud is the answer…to everything. [...]



By | February 27th, 2014|IT Management, Jim Frey, Network Management|0 Comments

PRISM: The End of the Cloud?


Who can watch the PRISM fiasco and NOT wonder about its impact on public Cloud computing? If the government can monitor your phone calls, it can certainly force SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS vendors to provide access to your financials, your sales records, your data, and anything else you do or store “in the Cloud”.  And [...]



By | June 10th, 2013|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Three Keys to Hybrid Cloud APM


I believe that 2013 will be the year that hybrid Cloud application deployments go mainstream. This prediction is based on EMA IT-facing Integration research conducted in mid-2012, which found that: • 45% of companies surveyed had already deployed at least one “ hybrid Cloud” application, defined as “applications integrating to at least one public Cloud [...]



By | January 7th, 2013|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Hybrid Cloud Integration: Building “FrankenApps”, one App at a Time (Part 2)


In part 1 of this blog, I provided a broad outline of my Hybrid Cloud Integration Radar research paper, recently completed. I detailed the reasons why EMA chose to undertake this research and listed the vendors/products included in the study. With this entry, I’m following up with additional details regarding the key premises of the [...]



By | November 19th, 2012|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

What do Cloud, Integration, Mobile & Big Data have in common?


Looking back over this year’s blog posts reminds me that I’ve been heavy on Cloud – and Integration-related topics. And a review of my recent “Cloud Integration” survey has convinced me that I’m not finished yet.  As a matter of fact, from an Application Management perspective, the conversation is just beginning. Four of today’s hottest [...]



By | July 22nd, 2012|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Cloud and Integration: The Angelic Child and the Evil Twin


My research focus last year was on Application Performance Management for Cloud services. It uncovered some stunning statistics. More than 40% of IT organizations are supporting API integrations. More than 50% are supporting EAI and/or ESB-based applications. 75% are supporting Web Services and 35% are running SaaS to SaaS integrations. Finally, almost 50% are running transactions [...]



By | May 18th, 2012|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Quick Preview: EMA Upcoming “Application Performance Management (APM) for Cloud” Radar Report


For the past few months, I have been “heads down” completing my latest EMA Radar Report—which is why I have been notably absent from the Blog- and Twitter- spheres. Entitled “Application Performance Management (APM) for Cloud”, it discusses the challenges of managing Cloud-based applications, and eighteen APM solutions which can help solve them. So what [...]



By | January 23rd, 2012|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments
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