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Historically, the end user has not been a primary focus for IT operations. While this focus is starting to change, the user continues to be supported through the service desk and enabled through the management of the devices used. This level of support alone does not give the user the ability to solve IT problems independently or provide visibility into how these people use IT. This situation is changing now because end users are beginning to play a major role in influencing IT decisions, especially regarding how IT applications are chosen, supplied, consumed and evaluated to support the business. Forward-thinking IT operations organizations are now using or investigating the use of management products that can provide greater visibility into how users consume IT. It enables IT operations to understand how the end user is experiencing IT services, irrespective of ho... (more)

Agile Application Lifecycle Management

One of the biggest drawbacks in IT operations is that we work in silos, with loads of attempts made to connect functional departments before but it seems like very little progress has been made. With applications being the lifeblood of businesses, it is imperative that there is a common bridge between departments to deliver fast, effective and agile solutions. But the fact is that we work in a distributed tiered environment and with these walls around functions and tiers it is difficult to get this seamless approach of delivering fast, effective solutions and when you add operati... (more)

A High Velocity Application Monitoring Solution

Today, more and more IT organizations have stated plans to migrate to the cloud to improve operational cost efficiencies and to provide better services to the business users. The challenge that these companies face lies around the choice of an application performance management solution which would best fit their need and at the same time gives them the desired output. For many of the public cloud service providers anticipating the demand from businesses to prove performance of application delivery with Service Level Agreements is at the forefront. Businesses today demand Servic... (more)

It's Smart, It's Light, It's an App Owners Delight

Surprisingly, one of the biggest roadblocks to successful APM Deployments is not technology. It is ownership. Who owns APM? At many enterprises it is a cross-department effort. While there are specific groups who own web servers, others who are in charge of databases, networking owners and even business process owners, This can lead to volumes of very detailed information which lack clear visibility into the application. We certainly need to ensure the application owners and that the technology deployed is focused on monitoring the results of the application and not just its acti... (more)

14 Insights to Help You Simplify Application Monitoring

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The combination of a lightweight solution, ease of installation, ease of use, and minimal ongoing maintenance sets the stage for a new approach to application performance management. In addition, the fact that it is both elastic and expandable makes IBM SmartCloud Monitoring – Application Insight an excellent option for fast growing companies of any size. Let’s get a sneak peak from the experts into the finer Insights of this new application monitoring solution from IBM. --------------------------------------------------------... (more)