Redefining WAN in Light of Cloud

Redefining WAN in Light of Cloud

Thanks in large part to investor-driven demand for constant double-digit growth, the WAN optimization market has taken a substantial beating, and as a result the term “WAN optimization” has become something of a lament. Vendors looking to distance themselves from the term have latched onto the “software-defined” bandwagon, and the result is “SDN WAN” or “SD WAN.” However, the need for WAN optimization is not going away; in fact, it is only going to increase because the WAN is a critical component of cloud-based deployment models. Cloud is not a magic fix for all that ails IT. The laws of ...

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Top 5 Trends in 2015 for Unifying PC and Mobile Management

Top 5 Trends in 2015 for Unifying PC and Mobile Management

Have you ever tried to create a major slide presentation on a tablet? Or edit a large spreadsheet? Or write a long document? Probably not. While it’s certainly possible to perform more substantial business tasks on a tablet, the small screen real estate and limited system resources (e.g., processing speed, memory, graphic support, etc.) are typically insufficient in current tablet form factors. However, carrying a laptop around with you everywhere you go just so you can access email is not very practical either. The reality is that we live in a multi-device world where the average worker employs 3 – ...

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Leveraging Security Policy Orchestration to “Bake Security in” to SDDC Environments

Leveraging Security Policy Orchestration to “Bake Security in” to SDDC Environments

I have a new guest blog just posted at for Tufin around Security Policy Orchestration.  You can check it out here. It discusses the benefits to using Security Policy Orchestration when defining software-defined data centers (SDDCs).  By supporting a centralized security policy across physical and virtual networks via a single interface. Security  change management provides many benefits including: Application discovery and availability monitoring Service dependency mapping Change design and workflow automation Network topology and policy analysis Policy optimization and violation guidance Policy violation notification Take a look at it.  

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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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posted by Dennis Drogseth   | March 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
See Dennis’ recent article on User Experience Management (UEM), posted at APM Digest,...

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I apologize for the lack of postings lately, but the APM marketplace is full of news and I’ve been off covering it in a number of new papers posted at: www.emausa.com. I also took the time to write an article for APM Digest entitled “Why Your APM Solutions may not be Cloud Ready”, available at:...

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posted by John Myers   | March 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Miami Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium and IBM Intelligence Operations Center Last September, Forbes Magazine published its 2011 ranking of the NFL’s Most Valuable Teams. Forbes gives detailed financial information on why NFL franchise values are “only” growing by 1.4%. The article notes that operating costs for NFL franchises are rising. This increase is due to: Increased...

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posted by John Myers   | February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

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As Big Data initiatives mature into enterprise data sources supported by NoSQL products for analytics and operational systems, a clash of cultures is on the horizon (if not here already). Traditional IT implementations teams and their top-down programs rarely see eye to eye with the grass roots culture of NoSQL platform operators. But this divide...

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posted by    | February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
“Too many tools!” That’s how IT managers feel. The systems needed just to run IT can cost millions to acquire and operate. Yet without appropriate tools, how can you run a service desk, IT operations center, or a project management office? Undoubtedly, it’s critical that your IT management tools approach be well thought out. You...

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