Tag: IT

Is Observability the New Monitoring?

Is Observability the New Monitoring?

Monitoring – Since rejoining Nastel, after a long period away in the cloud, I’ve been wondering why people are now talking about ‘observability’ when they used to talk about ‘monitoring’. Why is there a new term? A new piece of technical jargon. I’ve been reading up on it and it seems that each vendor describes it slightly differently, and amazingly that difference is the key feature that makes their product different to everyone else’s. Some are talking about Java byte code instrumentation, some are talking about the complete absence of instrumentation – inferring things from the outside, some talk about Artificial Intelligence, some about DevOps. Some think observability is seeing the end to end application whereas monitoring is seeing the low level IT.

Why Do IoT Efforts So Often Fail? It's Complicated (In More Ways Than One)

Why Do IoT Efforts So Often Fail? It’s Complicated (In More Ways Than One)

I met recently with the CEO of a large company who had quite a story to tell. His company had launched about 300 Internet of Things (IoT) projects. Each time, he said, they failed.

Five Building Blocks For Accelerating Digital Transformation (Even In A Pandemic)

Five Building Blocks For Accelerating Digital Transformation (Even In A Pandemic)

Over the past few months, Covid-19 has been credited as the driving force leading digital transformation for many companies. Organizations that were not already pursuing digital innovation have been thrust into the digital arena and forced to make rapid changes. Regardless of what their strategy looked like coming into 2020, today’s leaders are managing an accelerated pace of change as everyone seeks to serve customers in new ways.

IoT Investment Is Not Just About The Money — It's About The Time

IoT Investment Is Not Just About The Money — It’s About The Time

In 2019, Vodafone’s annual Internet of Things (IoT) barometer (registration required) reported with optimism about the impact of the IoT as adoption surged during the year. After surveying close to 1,500 qualified executives involved in shaping their company’s IoT strategy, suppliers and requirements across a variety of industries and regions, Vodafone found some 34% were already using IoT solutions, and of those, some 76% described their IoT project as mission-critical.

6 Lessons IT Security Can Learn From DevOps

6 Lessons IT Security Can Learn From DevOps

DevOps has largely taken over the enterprise software development world. The mashup of software development and IT operations has brought faster software releases and more responsive application development to many organizations. And we know the big question left on everyone’s minds: What lessons can IT security learn from all of this?

The secret to exploiting your investment in messaging middleware!

The secret to exploiting your investment in messaging middleware!

Messaging Middleware – Large enterprises generally expend about ¼ of their entire IT budget on the systems and processes to connect the disparate systems that make up complex application stacks.

Let's use DevOps thinking to make machine learning fit easier into your it environment

Let’s use DevOps thinking to make machine learning fit easier into your it environment

DevOps – That useful approach is MLOps, a proven method for improving collaboration and communication between data scientists and IT professionals to help better manage the ML production lifecycle.

The Work-From-Home Genie Is Out Of The Bottle AIOps

The Work-From-Home Genie Is Out Of The Bottle AIOps

AIOps – These days, it can feel as if our world is being toyed with by a not-so-benevolent jinn. In Middle East folklore, a jinn—or genie to Western audiences—can bring destruction and disease, or good luck and abundance. 

Your Newest Cybersecurity Professional Is Already in Your Company

Your Newest Cybersecurity Professional Is Already in Your Company

The cybersecurity talent gap is real. The 2019/2020 Official Annual Cybersecurity Jobs Report predicts that there will be 3.5 million security jobs left unfilled globally by 2021.

Cloud-Native Security Threats And Pitfalls: What's Your Last Line Of Defense?

Cloud-Native Security Threats And Pitfalls: What’s Your Last Line Of Defense?

It’s time to rethink legacy backup and recovery systems when you go cloud-native, and portability is key. Cloud – Kubernetes is innovative, but it’s not bulletproof. On June 2, a team of plugin developers working with the Jenkins Artifactory system discovered an error in a Kubernetes deployment they were using. It was serious enough to…
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