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“End-to-End Application Management” is one of those terms everybody uses but nobody stops to think about. What does it really mean? Since “inquiring minds need to know”, I started nailing down answers to this question with a 3 part research study back in 2008. I continue to follow up each year, and in doing so [...]

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heads up to cloud failures

The recent events at Amazon are notable for multiple reasons, but for those of us who have spent time actually working in IT there are no big surprises there. Technology fails. Big, integrated technology systems fail bigger, and Amazon is definitely one big, honkin’ system. No matter who hosts it—even Amazon—if it is technology-based, it’s [...]

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posted by Julie Craig   | April 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

New Research-n1

Last week, I FINALLY published the 2011 ROI Case Studies research, which I had planned to publish back in 2010. The delay was due to competing priorities on my side, and I’d like to thank Robert Zoch (Brainware), Sam Benihya (AppLoader), and Joe Fitzpatrick (Splunk) for hanging in there with me during the lengthy interview, [...]

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IBM Pulse 2011 was a low key affair, announcement-wise, compared to past events. Attended by nearly 7,000 people– a record for this event– tracks and sessions were plentiful, while major announcements were somewhat sparse. Instead of glitz, however, it was clear that IBM Software has spent the past year building a foundation for new ways [...]

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posted by Julie Craig   | March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tell me your thoughts on ROI and you may win a $100 Amazon gift card! Drawing next week. http://advisor.123-survey.com/i.asp?c=T3VQ

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posted by Julie Craig   | February 18, 2011 | one Comments

I’m not a big Jeopardy fan, more from lack of time than lack of interest. However, I couldn’t resist watching this week’s shows, in which Watson “shellacked” the human competition. And as an ex-programmer who has been industry-watching for longer than I care to admit, I have to say a few words about IBM‘s achievement. [...]

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posted by Julie Craig   | February 10, 2011 | one Comments

In Part 1 of this blog, I described the information gathered from Application Aware Network Performance Management (ANPM) solutions, as a “key enabler for the increasingly automated management systems of the future”. This blog entry explains why I believe this to be true. Virtually every company with on-premise IT (as opposed to outsourced IT) has [...]

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As many readers know, my colleague Jim Frey, who leads EMA’s Network Management practice, released groundbreaking research on Application Aware Networking (ANPM) in Q3 of 2010 entitled, “Application Awareness in Network Performance Management”. A free summary is available at: http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/research/asset.php?id=1801. While Jim was working on his report, Dennis Drogseth and I were doing parallel research [...]

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posted by Julie Craig   | January 13, 2011 | one Comments

I always enjoy working with startups because there is so much innovation going on out there. This morning, I briefed with Techcello about the celloSaaS product. This is a solution that enables virtually any company to build multi-tenant SaaS over .NET. While it could certainly be used by ISVs, it also opens up private SaaS [...]

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posted by Julie Craig   | January 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last week, I blogged on 5 tech-related predictions for 2011. Prediction #4 concerned Internet TV on the tablet. The idea was that tablet users will want to run Internet TV on their tablets, which means massive traffic on 3 and 4G networks. This brings opportunities for vendors such as Citrix, which market soft-appliance-based ADCs (Citrix [...]

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