Enterprise-Grade Digital Transformation Lately, there’s a lot of talk about something called “digital transformation”. Is this really,”a thing”? Apparently, it is. Digital transformation is the process of shifting your organization from a legacy approach to new ways of working using emerging technologies. […]
[This is Part 4 in a 4 part series. Catch-up with part 1, here.] Converting DataPower metrics and events into actionable intelligence DataPower appliances have several management API’s and interfaces providing detailed information about system operations and performance. By using these interfaces, we can capture a very broad range of configuration and status data. [...]
Monitoring application performance is simple…as long as the application and the deployment architecture are also simple. The mystery appears as the complexity of the application architecture grows and begins to span from an isolated Java or .NET silo into a full-blooded composite application spanning web, middleware and mainframe tiers. […]
Good news: Your company has just gone through a merger. But surprise, surprise: you have also acquired a whole new set of management tools, along with a whole new set of applications. Also included, at no charge is a fresh set of application problems. Oh boy.
Building puzzles requires identifying the location of each piece. One usually starts with the pieces whose location is most obvious, the corners, and then the process of building the puzzle proceeds by finding the pieces next to these corner pieces, and so on. Usually, people work on one puzzle at a time....This process is similar to how transactions are stitched together. Except instead of a manual, user-driven process this is done through automation....
Unfortunately for IT departments, there's nothing profitable in the ghouls and ghosts that haunt their systems. They aren't make-believe. They are very real fears.
Many businesses are struggling today under the weight of their IT business applications. The business cannot survive without the applications that enable the essential tasks of business—keeping accurate inventories, processing payments, handling orders—to name just a few. While the activities may be the same as they were hundreds of years ago, the volume at which these transactions occur is too vast for any mind (except a savant's) to comprehend. The sheer volume of transactions handled by a retail store wit
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