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

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 [...]

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Effective Security Requires a Change in Mindset and the Protection Paradigm

Effective Security Requires a Change in Mindset and the Protection Paradigm

Nearly every day another successful breach is reported. In 2016 alone, organizations from major governmental agencies such as the IRS and Department of Defense, to major retailers including Wendy’s, have succumbed to attack. These organizations are not alone; every major business and governmental sector has been compromised. Large tech companies such as LinkedIn and Oracle, healthcare providers including Premier Healthcare (as well as numerous hospitals), manufacturers, major educational institutions, and large financial organizations have all succumbed to either internal or external threats. What do all of these organizations have in common? Quite a lot, actually: Dedicated manpower for cyber security defense and ...

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Windows 10…One Year Later

Windows 10…One Year Later

Time flies when you’re upgrading operating systems. It has officially been a year since Microsoft introduced Windows 10 to much fanfare and approbation. Acceptance of the platform was almost immediate, with many users simply grateful to migrate away from the much-maligned Windows 8 environment. At the core of the problems with the previous edition of Microsoft’s flagship OS was that the GUI was designed to function more effectively on a tablet than on a PC, which infuriated users who had grown used to the Windows 7 look and feel on their laptops and desktops. The release of Windows 10 gave ...

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posted by Evan Quinn   | January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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IBM turned its Watson hype engine to “high” on the morning of January 9th when IBM CEO Ginni Rometty announced the formation of a new business group for IBM Watson, led by SVP Michael Rhodin.  Ms. Rometty and Mr. Rhodin kicked-off and MC’d the live and streamed event outlining the announcement, which included supportive talks...

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posted by Evan Quinn   | January 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

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The short answer to the question posed in the title is “quite loudly.” Current predictions suggest that the global economy will grow at or above 3% for the next two years, with the IMF predicting 3.6% for 2014 back in October. Information technology (IT) estimates vary considerably, from 3.1% to an outlier 6.0%. The...

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posted by Jim Frey   | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

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It’s that time of year again – when we all look back as well as forward, regret the things we haven’t done, then promise to make them right once more. Instead of doing the typical forecast and prognostications that most analysts pump out this time of year, I prefer to take a different tact –...

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The enterprise WAN is evolving. Connectivity between the enterprise and remote branch has been historically achieved through private leased line connections. Because these connections are expensive, bandwidth is often limited to what is affordable, often resulting in congestion, contention, and performance issues at the remote site. The tried and true method for resolving this problem...

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Many IT suppliers in the Northern Hemisphere, along with many other industries except for retail, are settling in for a long winter’s nap. Apparently data management and integration software vendors, however, didn’t get the memo about a slowdown or temporary shutdown during the latter half of the December. For example: On December 18th, Attunity, a...

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posted by Evan Quinn   | December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

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While cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) offer a cornucopia of database services, conventional wisdom suggests that databases for mission critical apps mainly are and will remain on-premises. That same wisdom expressed from another angle suggests that databases deployed in public clouds work best for dev and test workloads, or make sense for warm...

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posted by Tracy Corbo   | December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

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I was on a call listening to a Riverbed customer explain the dilemma they were facing and how Riverbed helped them solve a difficult performance issue. What was really interesting was how the problem came about. The company decided to go to a cloud-based SaaS service for a major application. The good news is that...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

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As every year, IBM invited the analyst community to Stamford, CT, for a deep dialogue on today’s most important topics in enterprise IT. Here is a short overview for everyone interested in IBM’s current world view. 1. It’s all about the service. This is the core lesson to take away from the event. IBM has...

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posted by Evan Quinn   | November 22, 2013 | one Comments
IBM boasts an extensive portfolio of products and services to help organizations develop analytics solutions to gain business advantage and to improve the human condition. At IBM Information on Demand (“IOD”) in Las Vegas the first week of November, IBM SVP and Group Executive Steve Mills, and other IBM executives, unveiled 30 announcements that identified...

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Discovering, capturing and making sense of complex interdependencies is central to running IT organizations more effectively, and it is also a critical part of running the businesses IT serves. Whether it’s optimizing a network, or an application infrastructure, managing change, or providing more effective security-related access—more often than not these problems involve a complex set...

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