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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Traditional APM products require significant care and feeding. Customers are required to tune thresholds, for example, to notify when desired performance thresholds are breached. In contrast, today’s leading edge APM solutions are starting to incorporate self-learning capabilities that enable them to “watch” the IT environment and “learn” normal performance levels for specific times of day, [...]

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Here’s a prediction that may be slightly off the wall, and I might be a bit early here. However, here’s my thinking. This week’s buzz is all about the Consumer Electronics Show going on in Las Vegas. Number 1 on the buzz parade top 10 is tablets. Connecting the dots between the influx of Android [...]

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Service Desk leads SaaS-based enterprise management into early mainstream: It’s not as if enterprise management solutions have not been available as SaaS in the past. IBM, BMC, HP, Absolute Performance, Service-now.com, ManageEngine, and others have delivered such functionality for years. But in 2011, there is a difference– vendors are investing significant R&D into SaaS-enabling their [...]

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Dennis Drogseth and I recently completed a Radar Report on application discovery and dependency mapping (Link: http://www.enterprisemanagement.com/research/asset.php?id=1897). One outcome of the research was that it became very clear that IT organizations are seeking enterprise management products which incorporate high levels of “intelligence” and self-learning capabilities—both of which rely on sophisticated analytics. The quotes from the [...]

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I know, new year prognostications aren’t exactly an innovative idea, but I thought it might be an interesting mental exercise to sit down and think through what I expect for the upcoming year. I’ll share my ideas over the remainder of the week, then take a tally at the end of the year and see [...]

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