Contractually Obligated: Service-Level Agreements and Savvy IT

Service-level agreements (SLAs) are the go-to document in the event of a conflict between the provider and client. It determines who bears responsibility and which specific actions must be taken to ensure compliance. However, as noted in a recent MSPmentor article, some managed service providers (MSPs) still choose to act without an SLA. Part of [...]

5 database monitoring issues that need your attention now

As the old management adage goes, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” In the fast-paced world of IT, this more accurately translates to, “You can’t improve what you don’t measure.” When it comes to your database, a continuous database monitoring system provides the foundation for progress: metrics. Without a monitoring system, it’s impossible to [...]

Best practices to improve application performance in ASP.Net

There are factors aplenty that influence application performance of web applications. The essence to improving application performance is ensuring that you build applications that would consume the least amount of memory and require the least amount of processing to produce the desired output. To achieve this, you need to adhere to the recommended guidelines and [...]

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Why application monitoring is critical for your business

Application performance monitoring is the key to ensuring that the hard-earned app is delivering the business value it was designed for. APM is the IT discipline that focuses on application monitoring and management. One source well summarizes the ... Read the source article at Home | SYS-CON MEDIA

Top 5 Performance Problems in .NET Applications

This article builds on these topics by reviewing five of the top performance problems you might experience in your .NET application. Specifically this article reviews the following: There are times in your application code when you want to ensure that only a single thread can execute a subset of code at a time. Read the [...]

The changing face of Application Performance Management – Computerworld

Nastel Comments: The ability to support new application environments is brought out as an import element in selecting the the APM vendor that is most appropriate for your environment. Often, this includes monitoring and analysis across silos as Clabby says, both off and on-premises. When I first started writing about Application Performance Management (APM), the [...]

Federal Agencies Slow to Detect and Fix Application Performance Issues

As federal agencies move to the cloud and consolidate IT resources to cut costs and improve efficiency, applications have become crucial to government productivity. However, according to a new survey, many agencies lack the resources to quickly identify and fix application performance issues. Read the source article at Subscribe to our Newsletters

Detect Performance Issues Before Impact

We see these numbers play out in the press. The Bank of England suffered the UK's worst payments outage since 2007. JetBlue Airways suffered a "systems failure" that grounded its fleet for most of a day, and the underlying cause turned out to be an infrastructure issue crippling a key app. Even Apple's iOS App [...]

Rewarding Impatience with User Self-Service

There seems to be a direct correlation between how successful business professionals are and their level of impatience. While I am not familiar with any studies on this particular subject, it is simple logic that the most productive employees are those who most frequently demand rapid response to service requests. Read the source article at [...]

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What to expect from application performance monitoring tools

Without effective performance management, applications suffer response time delays, anger customers and ruin employee productivity. Trial-and-error troubleshooting and poor visibility into problems cause outages. Both situations make key business functions effectively unavailable for long periods of time, choking off the sales and production cycle.  

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