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Who would have thought that providing a better experience for people viewing internet content would be so controversial? You may know by now that Apple announced a new Safari release bringing content blocking extensions to iOS and Mac OSX, emphasizing user experience and the impact of...
Web-scale companies like Facebook and Google are popularizing a new title within IT operations teams: the Site Reliability Engineer (SRE). For some, this role is referred to as a Production Engineer, while others have even more obscure titles, like Airbnb’s “Developer Happiness Enginee...
SaaS businesses can be overwhelmingly complex. If the multi-tenant, cloud-based technology isn’t enough, there’s the recurring revenue model which creates all kinds of challenges from accounting to sales compensation to funding. Then, there’s the marketing. Getting noticed on the Inter...
Node.js is an open source runtime environment for server-side and network based applications. Node.js contains all the components needed to build a functioning website. But, you need to think of Node.js as a big tool box. As with any other art form, going to the tool box over and ov...
United Airlines flights nationwide were grounded early Wednesday morning, creating delays and long lines at airport terminals. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) also suspended trading on Wednesday and stayed down for nearly four hours. Minutes later, The Wall Street Journal's (WSJ) ho...
During my first trip out to the Blue Box office in Seattle this week, I thought about the coast-to-coast flight while relaxing at 40,000 feet. A journey of thousands of miles made completely routinely in about five hours. I remembered one of my favorite computer games as a kid—The Oreg...
Nobody wants to be in the news with headlines like this, but it happens. I’d like to share an interesting experience I had when meeting on site with an anonymous customer. I’ve since noticed this same problem a few times, concerning email marketing, conversion impact, nervous operators...
Since the ITIL guidelines to robust software engineering were perfected in the 1990s, the agile manifesto has been fulfilled. Speed is often now king, as many modern day enterprises stay ahead of the competition with continuous delivery. DevOps, the spearhead of the agile movement, dir...
If you are the VP of Sales, it is quite likely you want and need to know up to date sales numbers, pipeline status and forecasts. If you are meeting with a prospect to close a deal, it is quite likely that having up to date business intelligence and CRM information would be useful. L...
Do the following statements sound familiar? "We know who our online audience is." "We don't need to look beyond application and network management tools for good website performance." "Our Cloud provider is delivering adequate availability and security." "Switching providers mean...
This week we're attending SYS-CON Event's DevOps Summit in New York City. It's a great conference and energy behind DevOps is enormous. Thousands of attendees from every company you can imagine are focused on automation, the challenges of DevOps, and how to bring greater agility to so...
Mobile devices. Cloud-based services. The Internet of Things. What do all of these trends have in common? They are some of the factors driving the unprecedented growth of data today. And where data grows, so does the need for data storage. The traditional method of buying more hardware...
I’ve long taken inspiration from Peter Drucker’s caution that “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” It’s no wonder that leaders of business disciplines such as HR, finance, marketing and sales consistently use metrics, reports and dashboards to assess their business and aid i...
Whatever happened to those intelligent fridges we were promised? The ones that would send you a message telling you to order more oranges, or notify your online retailer to deliver more dairy. Those clever fridges were the most talked about example of how the ‘Internet of Things' (IoT)...
"AIC is a manufacturer of server products - server storage. With the onset of cloud computing we're moving toward the full infrastructure solution, including storage nodes, compute nodes and networking," explained Charlie Fei, product manager at AIC, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16t...
As if a space jam-packed with the likes of 3scale, WSO2, Axway, Intel / Mashery, Apigee, Akana, CA, IBM, Oracle, Mulesoft, and HP isn't competitive enough, Amazon recently decided to get into the business of APIs-in-the-cloud. But Amazon brings something to API PaaS ( Platform As A Ser...
I’ve always had a fascination with the way information is acquired and process. Reading back through the history of this site, you can see this tendency towards more fanciful thinking, e.g. GPGPU assisted network analytics, future storage systems using Torrenza-style processing. What...
Today's DevOps crowd understands the value of the cloud. What they need is a painless way to take advantage of all it has to offer. That's why ProfitBricks, the leading provider of painless cloud infrastructure, has focused on building the SDKs DevOps teams need to be successful, and t...
XebiaLabs launches of three new DevOps Tools that will change the way you look at the DevOps landscape. The Periodic Table of DevOps Tools is a dynamic, embed-able and aesthetically pleasing device that allows users to visualize the most popular DevOps tools, define them, and categori...
A smart APM strategy enlists the help from these three entities: the Witness, the Watchman, and the Agent. You start by listening to the testimony from the eye-witness (aka. wire data), collecting the observations from the watchman (aka. web robots), and analyzing details from the age...
Supporting real-time mobility is more than just a technology issue. It also requires companies to support real-time operational tempos. An operational tempo, in the context of this article, is defined as the speed or pace of business operations. Achieving a satisfactory operational tem...
The key is to develop a Cloud strategy, start planning, allocate resources and look at alternatives well in advance to allocate appropriate time for performing testing activities such as simulation and performance testing. The outcome at Wimbledon is: Mobile Cloud and Analytics – winne...
Subscription business models are fast proving to be the best thing ever for businesses. Recurring revenues that come in day after day, week after week are a boon to business and while the perpetual licensing software sales model has done wonders for the industry so far, the question is...
We hear a lot about Internet of Things but the million dollar question is, how does anybody actually make any money? The Cloud based vendors will add in IoT support in order to retain or grow their customer base within their MBaaS, MADP or API Gateway solutions. The developers will t...
Recently, we here at AppDynamics have seen two major transformations in adoption of the public cloud. First is the adoption of the cloud for production workloads, and second is adoption of the cloud by large enterprises. Because dev/test cycles for applications have different capacity...
Analysts predict that 268 billion mobile apps will be downloaded by 2017, further evidence that mobile apps have become the most diverse and broadly adopted software in existence. To thrive in this new reality, developing and delivering applications that drive superior user experiences...
Where’s my data? Not in the ‘where did I leave my glasses’ sort of way, but rather thinking of data resilience, a key concern for many businesses putting their data and applications in the cloud. It’s especially crucial in light of the recent EMC Global Data Protection Index, which sho...
Database administrators are responsible for key tasks throughout the organization, including maintaining data performance and security, among plenty of other critical roles. With so many responsibilities and first-hand experience, DBAs have the pull to request funding for projects. Unf...
Everyone wants to optimize their team’s performance, but coming up with a good plan for doing so isn’t always easy. That’s why operationally mature DevOps teams use metrics to gain valuable insight into their work, enhance the their capacity, and drive cultural change. Good data all...
The combined impact of the consumerization of technology, cloud, mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT) is ushering in a new era of information management that will change the face of ECM (Enterprise Content Management) as we know it. Cloud, mobile and IoT together have accelerated ...
A panel of experts examines how The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum standards and accreditation activities enhance the security of global supply chains and improve the integrity of openly available IT products and components.
One of the biggest barriers for adoption of the Internet of Things in commercial and residential buildings is the cost of installing and maintaining new sensors inside existing buildings. By replacing existing lights with LED + Wireless Controls + New sensors, one can create a Smart Bu...
In this final blog on the DevOps CALMS model, we end on S for Sharing. Now I have to be honest, the first time I saw the CALMS model I initially questioned whether ‘Sharing' was really needed. I mean, surely with the right ‘Culture', then this would ensure sharing anyway? Even in my bl...
Splunk has a number of products such as Big Data, Cloud solutions, Business Analytics, etc. This post is about Splunk's IoT and Industry related product. Splunk provides software platform for machine data generated by all kinds of devices, controls, sensors; Supervisory Control and Da...
Oracle Cloud publicized as the Next-Generation Public Cloud is comprehensive, agile and can transform your business in many ways. Like other cloud offerings Oracle Cloud is also subscription based. Oracle Cloud offers a solution which is comprehensive; having the broadest collection o...
Log data provides the most granular view into what is happening across your systems, applications, and end users. Logs can show you where the issues are in real-time, and provide a historical trending view over time. Logs give you the whole picture. Success or failure of e-Commerce s...
No one can deny that it has been an interesting year for the cloud wars. Last year I discussed all the 800lb gorillas in the room battling it out for a piece of the cloud treasure. The interest is understandable. IDC forecasts global public IT Cloud services spending to reach nearly $1...
Caesars Entertainment Corp. is transforming supplier discovery and improving supplier diversity through collaboration across cloud-based services and open business networks. The next BriefingsDirect business trends interview focuses on Caesars Entertainment Corp. and how they're tran...
In a recent survey of eighty IT and business professionals, 73 percent responded that having optimized mobile applications and user experiences was "very important to critical" to their company's future success. In the same survey however, 78 percent reported their mobile strategies a...
Okay, kids. It's time we had "that talk". You know the one, the one you've been whispering about with your friends but heretofore were afraid to actually ask about because of course everyone else knows about it and you didn't want to appear, well, not cool by admitting you didn't reall...