Using AIOps

AIOps (Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations) is the “marketing term” that refers to the techniques and ideas associated with using machine learning based artificial intelligence to analyze machine data to automate the identification and resolution of common information technology (IT) issues.  AIOps offers IT some truly impressive improvements. There are three key benefits to [...]

Security Tips for the Season

Illegal activity has progressed to the digital world, at the speed of e-business. Today it may well be the biggest industry sector out there. Stealing personal information and selling this on illicit dark websites is big business, as is creating and selling techniques to phish, deliver illicit payloads, and of course creating the illicit payloads [...]

Operational Data Provides a New Dimension to Security

Those who wish to harm your business are the proverbial needle in a haystack, and it’s been much easier to be the needle and hide than to be those hunting through the hay. Being small in a large environment makes it much easier to be sneaky. But there are some complex indicators of intrusion that [...]

Improving APM

We all know that when you add lanes to a highway, the improvement in journey time is short lived, as more vehicles start to use the new road, creating more traffic, there are then more chances for accidents and this results in slower journey times. The same seems to happen with technology, Moore's law is the [...]

How long will your users wait?

As businesses transition to embrace cloud services, application solutions are becoming significantly more complex and federated. Every additional component stitched to the core application can potentially introduce unforeseen nuances that can lead to unexpected events that cause issues. The basic relationship between any components you add to a process is geometric. Simply speaking, every component [...]

Can Good Ideas Survive Your Experts Scrutiny?

The history of computing can be described as waves. The first waves were purely of invention of basic ideas, where cogs gave way to vacuum tubes which gave way to transistors, and magnetic core memory gave way to dynamic RAM. The next waves created scale, where individual components gave way to integrated circuits and silicon [...]

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 [...]

Machine Learning And Artificial Intelligence – Know The Real Differences

Is there any difference? Really? Because most of us have been using the terms artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) interchangeably since their inception. You’ll be surprised to know the thin-line differences that these two phenomena hold in the tech world. So, to begin: The analogy between ML and AI This has been a sensible practice among us [...]

Building a Foundation for Machine Learning Across Your Organization

A wave of obsession for all-things machine learning (ML) has washed over the technology and business communities — and society more broadly — in the last several years, and understandably so; machine learning-enabled products and services can present myriad benefits to an organization— not least the ability to harness large swaths of data to make previously tedious tasks more easy [...]

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