Visibility is Mandatory, Blind Spots are Unacceptable…it’s the law

Make way, make way…Dodd-Frank is coming through. Signed into law 2010 it is now becoming a reality for Wall Street.  Not an IT issue, you say?  Guess again.  This highly impactful law will require ever more vigilance from IT to ensure that their businesses are able to meet its stringent requirements for reporting and transparency. [...]

By | June 28th, 2012|APM, Blogs, Financial Services|0 Comments

What’s new, MQ?

Are you tossing and turning at night trying to wrap your head around the new features WebSphere MQ 7.1 and 7.5? If this describes you, well you’re in luck. Our Tech Talk series continues with our 2nd event, “What's New in WebSphere MQ 7.1 and 7.5.” Please listen to the on-demand recording of our recent [...]

By | June 21st, 2012|Blogs, Middleware management|0 Comments

Help Find My Lost Payment

What happens if a payment doesn’t arrive on time or fails during the transaction? How quickly can your organization react before this becomes a costly error to the business? What can you do now to ensure this does not become a reoccurring problem? As technology continues to evolve, middleware-centric enterprises can use middleware monitoring tools [...]

By | June 13th, 2012|Blogs, Middleware management|0 Comments

Monitoring the Middleware-centric Enterprise

What happens when an unexpected weather event suddenly drives demand for your product causing a shudder throughout your supply chain? What about a system bottleneck that threatens to disrupt customer service during a peak period? Business success and continuity depends on immediately knowing about situations like these. If your business-critical applications run in a composite [...]

By | May 25th, 2012|Blogs, Middleware management|1 Comment

Unraveling the Mystery: How to Anticipate Application Performance Problems

Monitoring application performance is simple…as long as the application and the deployment architecture are also simple.  The mystery appears as the complexity of the application architecture grows and begins to span from an isolated Java or .NET silo into a full-blooded composite application spanning web, middleware and mainframe tiers. […]

By | May 18th, 2012|APM, Blogs, BTM, CEP|0 Comments

Business Results for the C-Suite: Making an Impact with Application Performance Monitoring

We’ve said it before and we’re going to say it again: Application Performance Monitoring (APM) is red hot right now. Although it’s a mature market, the capabilities APM brings to the table are only increasing in value throughout the enterprise. Application performance monitoring endures as a hotbed of innovation and cost savings.  […]

By | May 8th, 2012|APM, Blogs|0 Comments

Making big data into small data

It isn’t every day you get to write about Immanuel Kant and Big Data in the same blog post but last week Gartner Analyst Will Cappelli did just that. As you’ll see in his post, “AI and IAM: Will Two-Tier Analytics Become the Norm for IAM?” context is the key. Cappelli addresses Kant’s conclusion that [...]

By | April 6th, 2012|APM, Blogs|0 Comments

The best view, is a unified view

Many enterprises utilize middleware as the “glue” linking their application infrastructure together. This application fabric is usually comprised of bespoke and commercial applications, some of which are sourced within the company and others obtained through acquisition. For these enterprises, middleware lets it all work together. Unfortunately, the middleware solutions are often used on a department [...]

By | March 30th, 2012|Blogs|0 Comments

Don’t forget the CIO…he is also a customer

In 1909, Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of Selfridge’s department store, coined the phrase “The customer is always right,” and it has become the mantra of countless businesses since. At the time, Gordon could have been considered a customer service revolutionary in the world of modern business. Fast forward a century and there is little [...]

By | March 20th, 2012|Blogs|1 Comment