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An executive’s guide to software development

In his 2013 message to GE shareholders, CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt wrote, “We believe that every industrial company will become a software company.” Last year, he doubled down, moving GE’s corporate headquarters from Fairfield, Connecticut, to Boston, in large part to lure world-class software engineers in the area. GE is not alone in upping its [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|business process, developers, IT Management|0 Comments

The Black Hole in Digital Performance Management

By Jason Bloomberg February 22, 2017 For today’s enterprises, digital performance means far more than a snappy website and mobile apps. In reality, end-to-end performance is critical to keeping customers happy and, in turn, achieving the strategic goals of the business. End-to-end digital performance presents a tricky challenge, as every link in the chain must [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|blog, Digital Transformation, Middleware|0 Comments

Predictive Analytics: Driving Improvements Using Data

Governments today operate in an increasingly complex world, reflected in the volume and ubiquity of data produced by citizens and agencies, as well as the computing power to analyze it. In order to better understand and respond to citizens’ needs and allocate public resources more efficiently, governments must use predictive analytics to leverage this data [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|predictive analytics|0 Comments

What is Middleware?

People ask me regularly what is middleware?   Like the plumbing in your house, it’s easy to see the external interfaces.  Where and how it goes after that is a bit of a mystery and you normally aren’t concerned.   That is, until something goes wrong and you have a leak in your ceiling.   The more complex [...]

Cloud Computing-Savvy Companies Enjoy Greater Revenues And Speed, Survey Suggests

At first, it's all about cost savings -- avoiding up-front fees, hardware costs, and ongoing maintenance and software upgrades. But looking beyond the operational concerns with cloud computing, things get much more interesting. Cloud really begins to shine when it becomes an enabler for increased business opportunities, and expanded horizons. The challenge is measuring, or [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|cloud, cloud computing|0 Comments

DevOps transformation headaches: who you gonna call? Silo busters

In the classic Ghostbusters movies para-psychologists save New York City from being overrun by ghosts. While there may well be some long-deceased software lurking on a dusty mainframe, today’s large organisations are not being held to ransom by ghosts but by the proliferation of data silos. Many of these new silos are an unexpected fall-out [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|devops, Digital Transformation|0 Comments

Top 10 Strategic CIO Priorities For 2017

CIO Priorities - More so than in any other year in recent history, events in 2017 promise to put business executives under intense pressure, as new political forces, restructured trading coalitions, and more aggressive central bankers and regulators exert their influence on companies and markets worldwide. Advances in digital technology and business models will also [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|CIO|0 Comments

Curious about JavaScript performance, but don’t want to work hard?

There’s an easy way to determine if your JavaScript is inefficiently written. There’s no need to instrument every JavaScript function with code that logs timings and then analyze log files. With the use of W3C User Timing API’s use of “marks” as well as some creative JavaScript -ing, this can be done with minimal code. [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|blog, javascript, monitoring|0 Comments

What you need to know about application performance monitoring tools

More complex, more distributed and more dynamic than ever before, the modern IT environment needs application performance management (APM) that matches its agility. Inadequate application performance can directly affect a business, hurting brand image or cutting into revenue as customers struggle to complete transactions. Embrace APM: Be proactive APM is evolving and growing rapidly, shifting from the [...]

By | February 14th, 2017|APM|0 Comments

Why an application performance monitoring tool is essential

Application performance monitoring is a method used to harvest performance metrics via a distributed software system…. At a minimum, performance software is deployed on the application server, as well as the client machine. An advanced application performance monitoring tool also deploys monitoring software throughout the network to gain even more data points. The idea of [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|APM|0 Comments