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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 [...]

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2017 Predictions: Expect Enterprises to Adopt Proactive Application Performance Monitoring

Expect Enterprises to Adopt Proactive Application Performance Monitoring Hybrid cloud adoption to retain momentum Last year we had predicted that hybrid cloud adoption will increasingly find favor among large enterprises, and that many enterprises were evaluating a hybrid cloud strategy. This trend is expected to continue in 2017 despite some of the challenges associated with [...]

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3 Ways to Solve App Performance Problems with Transaction Tracking – Part 2

In part 1, I discussed the important of tracking applications and how that is similar to tracking packages.   However, there is one significant difference between the two, applications don’t have bar codes.  The collecting of the tracking events as the data moves through the application requires additional processing.   There are many techniques for doing this.   [...]

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3 Ways to Solve App Performance Problems with Transaction Tracking

Transaction Tracking can provide tremendous insight into the performance and behavior of applications. However, this can be challenging when transactions traverse platforms and technologies.  Often it can be similar to tracking someone in the old Westerns where you follow the trail to the river and then lose track of where they went next.  Tracking MQ [...]

Transformation of Real User Monitoring Tools in the Industry

With online viewership and sales growing rapidly, enterprises are interested in understanding how they analyze performance to positively impact business metrics. Deeper insight into the user experience is needed to understand why conversions are dropping and/or bounce rates are increasing or, preferably, to understand what has been helping these metrics improve. The digital performance management [...]

Why DevOps Transformation Produces Happiness

When reading the many articles on DevOps transformation online, it seems the only enjoyable element is the end result: the nirvana of Continuous Delivery. However, while dismantling and reconstructing the development lifecycle may seem a daunting task, the challenges involved actually satisfy three basic tenets for happiness if we embrace disruption. According to the award-winning [...]

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4 Key Benefits from Using Self-Service for IBM MQ – Part 2 of 3

[This is Part 2 of a 3 part series. Catch-up with part 1, here.] Drivers for MQ Self-Service In Part I, we discussed the extensive interest in MQ Self-Service.  This interest is due to a number of factors, including:  the shrinking size of middleware staff, growing workloads and increasing application complexity. At the same time [...]

4 Key Benefits from Using Self-Service for IBM MQ” Part 1 of 3

The concept of self-service has evolved over many years.  It has led to very important innovations and technology in many industries in the way we work and live.  Until the earliest 20th century, people who went shopping were entirely dependent on clerks.  They would go to a store and give a list of items that [...]

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Four Tips for Improving Application Performance Management

This week, Logicalis US released a list of four practices they suggest IT professionals adopt as part of an application performance management scheme. Set a measurable baseline: Many organizations lack an empirical benchmark for how an application should perform. As a result, too many rely on human perception or the number of support calls to [...]

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