Application Performance Monitoring

The Changing Healthcare User Experience

This week at an event, I had the chance to chat with the VP responsible for application development at a major US health insurance provider. A very interesting lady with a deep appreciation for the experience users see. She explained the modifications they see, driven by the recent healthcare law changes are creating new challenges. [...]

Test before you invest

A few days ago, I posted a blog discussing the maturity model for application performance. To describe one of the least mature levels of application performance monitoring I described a scenario I’ve seen before, where a company decided to improve their monitoring by having their offshore support team visit their application page on their website [...]

The Six levels of Application Performance Maturity

Level 1 Hope & Pray Many companies build business applications iteratively, starting with a proof of concept and then using creative internal and external talent to build out the concept into a working prototype. Which is then extended into product. I’ve seen systems built this way that deliver very powerful innovative ideas. The challenge is [...]

The Reasons Projects Fail

There are a number of reasons that projects to develop and/or improve applications fail. Here are the ones I hear about most often, and how Nastel can help avoid these situations. The “shiny-thing” effect. Most Application Development projects get funding when they get executive sponsorship. But keeping the executive who agreed to fund the project, [...]

IBM Partners: Top Picks of Disruptive Offerings at Think 2018

In a recent Forbes article, leading industry analyst and Forbes contributor Jason Bloomberg lists his top picks from Think 2018 of disruptive capabilities and offerings complementary to IBM’s focus on cloud and data, artificial intelligence (AI),  blockchain and security. Among the vendors listed from Think 2018, he included Nastel's comprehensive monitoring capabilities across hybrid environments. [...]

10 Bottom-Line Business Benefits of APM

The bottom-line business benefits are what APM is really all about, or should be all about, although the market can forget this at times. But the reality is that no company should be deploying Application Performance Management unless they are using it to drive bottom-line business benefits such as those on this list. The benefits [...]

The Benefits of Application Performance Monitoring (APM)

Application performance monitoring (APM) is the primary source of guidance when it comes to managing application performance and ensuring availability to end users. With the right APM solutions and a systematic approach to resolving performance issues, businesses can focus on innovation and strategy while keeping their customers happy Here are the key benefits of application [...]

Application performance monitoring (APM): aligning business and technology in financial services

Today, almost every activity in a financial services business – trade execution, settlement, clearing etc. – is linked to at least one application and an underlying IT infrastructure. Aligning the two, business and technology, is therefore central to the success of market participants, from stock exchanges to broker-dealers. Monitoring tools can enable business and technology [...]

What you need to know about application performance monitoring (APM) 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. 1) Embrace APM Be proactive APM is evolving and growing rapidly, shifting from [...]