4 Insider Tips to Help E-Commerce IT Departments Get Ready For The Holiday Season

Parag Sanghavi helped contribute to this post When consumers are thinking about which gifts to buy for their friends and family, retail businesses are crossing their fingers hoping their e-commerce stores will survive the holiday rush. As per Internet Retailer, e-commerce holiday sales are set for double-digit growth this year. Internet Retailer ...Read More

Docker and DevOps: Why it Matters

Unless you have been living under a rock the last year, you have probably heard about Docker. Docker describes itself as an open platform for distributed applications for developers and sysadmins. That sounds great, but why does it matter? Wait, virtualization isn’t new!? Virtualization technology has existed for more than a decade ...Read More

The traditional bank manager returns – to our smartphones with Apple Pay

Monday’s availability of Apple Pay will expedite people’s daily reliance on technology. It brings easy-to-use banking technology into the hands of every person – meaning in future, we’ll just grab our phone on the way out of the door, not stopping to worry about our wallet or purse. We have always relied ...Read More

The Critical Use Cases for Application Intelligence Among Higher Ed IT Departments

Universities are extremely dependent on the performance of third-party applications in their environment such as Blackboard and Kuali Financial Systems. These applications are vital tools to ensure a seamless user experience and to modernize their course registration, records management, and even financial systems. For schools that had been using homegrown applications or ...Read More

How Advanced Operations Analytics (AOA) are Transforming the IT World [INFOGRAPHIC]

We recently partnered with Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) to research how Advanced Operations Analytics (AOA) are impacting IT professionals. EMA’s report, The Many Faces of Advanced Operations Analytics, surveyed IT professionals about their experience with AOA, adoption levels, and use cases. We found some interesting nuggets as a part of the research: ...Read More

Before PHP Performance, Looking at Your Software Process

In an effort to optimize your application performance you benchmark and profile your code, built a solid testing environment, collect key metrics, the whole nine yards. Yet, a growing realization eventually dawns on you that your team isn’t pushing out new features as fast as they used to without placing the performance ...Read More

When NPS means ‘Not Possible. Seriously?’

Recently a competitor announced that they achieved a Net Promoter Score® of 89.9 percent. If this is the case, let me be the first to say: Congratulations! And welcome to the 80+ club! But I think I’m going to hold off on my congratulations for now. Here’s why. This score strikes me ...Read More

A UNIX Bigot Learns About .NET and Azure Performance – Part 1

This blog post is the beginning of my journey to learn more about .NET and Microsoft Azure as it applies to performance monitoring. I’ve long admitted to being a UNIX bigot but recently I see a lot of good things going on with Microsoft. As a performance monitoring geek I feel compelled ...Read More

Too Big To Scale – Data Visualizations at Web Scale

Big news last week was about the JPMC data breach that could potentially impact millions of customers. This news brought about the return of “banks that are too big to fail” discussions on a much smaller scale then we saw during the financial crisis a few years back. The fact is, we ...Read More

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Upgrade to Java 8

This past March, Oracle released their most anticipated version in almost decade, Java 8. The latest version had a growing buzz since it had been announced, and companies of all sizes were eager to upgrade. Our partner, Typesafe conducted a Java 8 adoption survey of 2,800 developers and found 65% of companies ...Read More
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