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Is APM limiting your IT innovation?

The aspiration of APM has always been to describe IT as Business, but for many companies this has failed to materialize, because the complexity of describing the workflows, decisions and procedures that make up the business processes has proven to be too complex for the systems being employed to do it. When synthesized down to [...]

Why Classic Monitoring Is Not Enough

"Round up the usual suspects." Monitoring your IT systems continues to be a critical part of ensuring that your business runs. But is it enough? With the continually increasing complexity of IT systems, many businesses struggle to ensure that everything continues to operate at levels that the customers demand. Monitoring systems generally track some or [...]

The Evolution of Monitoring

It’s time for a better way to drive real improvement the MTBF and MTTR for business applications.

The seven words that everyone knows and loves

If there is one thing you can guarantee you will hear from the leadership of your company it’s these seven words: “Do more with what you already have”. And it is sound advice. Before you spend anything on new stuff, different stuff or in-fact anything, you need to make sure that you are doing everything [...]

Are you being courted by a buggy-whip vendor?

There was a time when buggy-whips were the height of technology. If you wanted your horse and cart to go faster, you invested in a better buggy-whip. And then came the automobile, and all of a sudden buggy-whips were obsolete; It really doesn’t matter how hard you whack a lump of iron exploding the remains [...]

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 Difference Between Monitoring and Tracking Transactions

Every few days I hear stories in the press, on social media and by talking with people about the major outages that happen to large enterprise applications. The implications for companies that suffer a major disruption span from embarrassment to significant lost business to huge costs and all the way through to a loss of [...]

Why Performance Monitoring may not be Enough to Stop Performance Issues

Today’s businesses demand extraordinarily complex applications. A business process may start with a presentation of information on a web page; and allow a user to browse a range of product offerings, creating lists of configured items in a shopping cart, that they may review and change before making a purchase decision. And then the process [...]

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Application Monitoring For Improved Application Performance

Application monitoring and application performance management is relevant to most businesses today, and with good reason. Profitability is the watchword for every business, regardless of industry. For businesses engaged in service-focused work, efficiency of programs, their monitoring and performance is of special importance. Regular application monitoring and maintenance for ensuring sound performance is a necessary [...]

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