Why Data Analytics as a Service?

Why Data Analytics as a Service?

Waaay back in the day (say 2002), organizations would ask themselves: “If our customer and prospect (potential customer) information is our most valuable asset, why would we EVER trust it with a 3rd party who would put it with the customer information from other companies?” Today, organizations do not hesitate to start their sales endeavors with the swipe of a credit card and the creation of a Salesforce.com account. In fact, the concept of X-as-as-service has grown to have as many definitions as the concept of cloud computing itself. There are infrastructure-as-a-services (IaaS) that allow you to have the next ...

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

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 as a production service?) In EMA’s latest APM research, survey respondents were asked to indicate which types of applications their IT organizations were delivering as production services and to “check all that apply”. The results reveal an astounding mix of application and technology types. Looking at these ...

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Prioritizing Workloads – Deciding What’s Hot and What’s Not

Prioritizing Workloads – Deciding What’s Hot and What’s Not

If you are an IT manager, have you ever found yourself stuck in the uncomfortable position of having to choose which jobs are given priority access to essential computing resources? Most likely you have as this is not an uncommon problem. Expecting them to invoke the Wisdom of Solomon, enterprises often bestow the power to decide the workload hierarchy on IT operations. But as most IT managers will tell you, this responsibility is typically more of a curse than a blessing. A recent blog by IBM Tiger Team member, Xavier Giannakopoulos, titled “You are promoted! Priority lanes in workload automation,” discusses ...

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Despite conventional wisdom that assumes an enterprise needs to give ample consideration to how its workers and processes support the overall mission prior to successfully implementing complex solutions, personal devices and social media are radically changing work behaviors and technology adoption – for better or worse. Smartphones and tablets coupled with the rise in the...

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posted by    | April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Recently, I was invited to give a talk at Troux Directions on the evolution of enterprise architecture (gulp). I think it went pretty well, judging from comments and some of the tweets. The centerpiece slide was this two-dimensional view: (click on the graphic for a better view) EA is not evolving in just one dimension....

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posted by    | April 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Attended the Troux Worldwide event last week as an invited speaker. It was a fantastic event, over 300 attendees from all over the world, and the discussions were consistently deep and thoughtful. It felt very much like a homecoming – while I have been working in the trenches of IT portfolio management, ITSM, ITAM, and related...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | March 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Pulse

Every March, IBM invites customers and analysts to its annual Pulse user conference. This year, Pulse was all about the more efficient delivery of IT services, a concept that is usually referred to as “cloud”. Since cloud has developed into a term that, due to its overuse, is often frowned upon, to say the least,...

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posted by    | March 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Spent some time today writing up Serena’s new Demand Management offering; look for an Impact Brief shortly. Along these lines, I’m tracking a number of what I call next generation IT management vendors, which by my definition must incorporate both project and service management capabilities on a common platform with integrated resource management. It’s still...

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posted by    | March 27, 2012 | 0 Comments
My survey on IT demand management just came in, and it’s fascinating. I could get used to this research thing… As I’ve discussed here, here, and here, trends like DevOps and Lean IT are challenging the traditional silos of technology management, and spurring interest in more unified approaches to IT demand and execution. Until I...

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posted by Dennis Drogseth   | March 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Uers Experience Management

User Experience Management (UEM) continues to capture interest in the marketplace.  And yet it remains somewhat elusive. So, what is User Experience Management really?  It’s gone by many other names in the past, such as Quality of Experience (QoE), and has other incarnations in the present such as Real User Management (RUM).   Older, typically network-centric...

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posted by    | March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

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What works for one industry can often be applied in another. One of the positive unintended consequences of forcing highly regulated and litigious industries to adopt technology solutions to slog through mountains of electronically stored information (ESI) is these systems, in some ways, have become more intelligent than humans in discerning relationships between words and...

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posted by Shawn Rogers   | March 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

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I’ve been participating in the web seminar series hosted by Informatica covering data virtualization (DV) technology. As many of you know I feel strongly about the impact this technology can have on your business and I believe there is a place for it within most companies. I just finished listening to the latest program in...

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posted by    | March 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

IBM-Pulse-2012

I spent a few days at IBM Pulse last week, the IBM conference associated with infrastructure management and the Tivoli product line. It was an enormous event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – 8,000 people as announced at the conference. IBM is of course in a class by itself in terms of its...

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