John Rakowski

John Rakowski

John Rakowski is Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management (APM) and analytics at AppDynamics. Prior to his current role, John was the lead analyst for APM and IT Operational Analytics (ITOA) at Forrester Research helping clients with their APM and analytics strategies. Earlier he worked at Fujitsu and Capgemini architecting and implementing systems management technologies for enterprises in the financial and utilities sectors plus UK government. John has more than 10 years of experience with systems management and monitoring technologies. You can follow John on twitter at https://twitter.com/momskij



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How AppDynamics Enables Agents of Transformation

Agents of Transformation are elite technologists with the vision, ambition and talent to drive innovation in their organizations and ensure that technology is shaping a better future for all. But as well as possessing the right personal skills and big picture thinking to deliver innovation, Agents of Transformation also recognize the importance of equipping themselves […]




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Retailers Struggle to Keep Applications Running for Shoppers

Retailers are bracing for their biggest holiday season to date with Deloitte predicting that holiday retail sales will top $1.10 trillion this year, a 5 percent growth from 2017. And it’s eCommerce retailers who have the most to gain – or lose – after the Thanksgiving leftovers are put away. Deloitte is predicting eCommerce sales […]




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AppD Tour London: Attend The Biggest APM Conference In The UK

Tuesday, 26th June is the last stop (for now) of our European leg of the AppD Global Tour. So far over 500 technologists have attended the other three stages, and London is set to be the biggest of them all, with over 500 people expected to attend! Register for free here. If you have ever […]




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Master APM At AppD Tour, Stockholm On The 23rd May 2018

The Grand Hôtel in Stockholm has been home to celebrities and high-profile events  since 1874. In fact it hosted the first Nobel prize banquet in 1901 and this May, it will have another first! AppDynamics is hosting the largest Application Performance Monitoring conference ever in the Nordic region! And we would love to see you […]




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Keeping App-Centric Consumers Happy

Poor app performance is a serious business problem. Customer loyalty depends on good app performance, so organizations have to deliver the best experience for every user, every time. In fact, The App Attention Index research reveals that 80 percent of consumers have deleted apps because they don’t perform correctly, and 53 percent have abandoned a […]




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5 Reasons To Visit AppDynamics at the 2017 Gartner Symposium in Barcelona

What an incredible year it has been so far at AppDynamics. From our almost-IPO to our $3.7 billion acquisition by Cisco, and most recently – the unveiling of our vision to enable CIOs to drive business strategy and growth (read more here). It has been the most exciting year of my career. And the excitement […]




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IDC White Paper: Critical Application And Business KPIs for Successful Cloud Migration

Today, enterprises worldwide are moving towards a cloud-first strategy with the promise of benefits like agility, scalability, and innovation-at-speed. However, migrating to the cloud can also present issues with security, compliance, performance, and more. As a result, it’s critical for businesses to understand the types of application and infrastructure monitoring, analytics, and performance information needed […]




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Time to Redefine Your Career at AppD Summit Europe

This is a guest blog post by Vicky Woollaston, Digital Editor @WIREDUK As I write this post, I’m reflecting on our complete dependence on software and technology today. While not having access to emails for an hour or so might be a welcome relief to some, an outage on such a critical application not only […]




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5 Reasons Tech Leaders Should Attend AppD Summit Europe

“Technology remains key to business success.” This statement comes from the 19th Annual Global CEO Survey which was conducted by PwC. It’s a simple, yet incredibly loaded and exciting statement for anyone working in enterprise IT. It’s also the reason why we have a whole track at our free tech conference on May 3rd, 2017, […]




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Making Dev and Ops First Class Citizens At Standard Bank

Now that AppSphere 2016 is over, I have been reflecting on the track sessions that I managed and the ones that I watched at the event. While all of them were very good, there are a couple which really stand out for me. One of these was ‘Standard Bank’s: Agile, DevOps & the Role of […]




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Return To Sender — Black Friday Brings New Digital Challenges

Return to sender, dress is a no. Not my style — even with a discount code Welcome to the busiest time of the year for retailers This week marks one of the busiest sales periods for retail, with Black Friday being a central focus for consumers and the media alike. During the holiday period it’s […]




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Visit AppDynamics at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Barcelona

It’s that time of the year- Gartner’s next Symposium/ITxpo is taking place in Barcelona this week, and the AppDynamics team is onsite attending again. Last year we were impressed by discussions with CIOs and senior IT executives around how important application performance is to driving business performance – and we are looking forward to even […]




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Driving DevOps Adoption at AppSphere 2016

“DevOps is trendier than a cronut on a hoverboard.” This is the start of one of four AppSphere 2016 best practices track session abstracts, and I couldn’t agree more with the quote above. When reviewing the many submissions from customers, there was one use case that came up again and again, and this focused on […]




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4 Reasons Why Virtual War Rooms Are Essential To APM

Just over a year ago in our 4.0 or Fall ’14 release we announced ‘The AppDynamics Virtual War Room’ feature that enables business, IT development and operations teams to easily collaborate through the AppDynamics console. With applications increasing in complexity due to Microservices architecture techniques, container technologies and reliance on third party systems, the need […]




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A Round Up Of Software Defined Predictions For 2016

One thing I have learnt so far this holiday season is that a 15 pound turkey is too big for only 4 people! I love this time of year as it’s a chance for me to take time and read a number of the predictions articles that have come out in recent weeks. Here are […]