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RFID (radio frequency identification) plays a unique role in Operations. Friday is a relaxed day at Real User Monitoring blog, a time we try to look behind the news at longer-term realities that bear on Operations: perfect for RFID. RFID is an umbrella initialism for a number of distinct but related technologies and applications. TheRead More
Michael Azoff is right: it’s important to consider the different target audiences for application performance management (APM), and what products serve each one best. In a recent sketch, he touches on: pre-deployment development-oriented APM; post-deployment operations-oriented APM; APM for quality assurance (QA) that covers “non-functional requirements”; end-to-end transaction-oriented production-focused APM; predictive APM (which shades intoRead More
I’m with Scott Lowe: his three recent articles on IT (information technology) functions that should be automated and outsourced makes sense to me. His critics seemed to sort themselves into two categories, centered around complaints I’ll summarize as, “Anyone who knows Operations would have done these obvious things years ago”, and, “You don’t get howRead More
To save over a hundred million dollars a year is a wonderful thing. Is that truly what “globalization” provides? After reading over “Globalized IT operations pay off” several times, I remain skeptical. “By interlocking business services, companies gain customer knowledge, efficiency and speed. The payoffs are huge …” we’re promised. The article is admirably fullRead More
In the middle of a recent nice tutorial on use of large objects (LOBs) in Oracle databases, Senior Oracle ADF Developer Mahmoud ElSayed makes a remark that some readers will overlook: “… I come back after long period of time, I don’t remember the locations of the OS files …” What is that about? In a textbook, data architects designRead More
Do you use or operate APEX (Oracle Application Express)? You’re far from alone. From the evidence of Kscope12, in fact, APEX growth is explosive. A little background helps set the context for this observation. As its home page introduces it, APEX “is a rapid web application develoment tool for the Oracle database. Using only aRead More
Google offers advanced payment-card services in Kenya that aren’t available in the US. Competing Ghanaian and Congolese companies manufacture tablet computers. “Silicon Savannah” explicitly aims to supplant India as a preferred provider of outsourcing services. Model backwards-appearing villages in Africa have higher cellular usage than urban areas of the United States. Has Africa become aRead More
It’s a good time to invest in application performance management (APM) tooling. That’s how it looks to me, at least, and several items in the news reinforce that sentiment. APM has responsibility for expression of daily operations reality in terms of business value. While successful organizations always made information technology (IT) choices based on long-termRead More
Errors are more cheaply caught early, than late: that’s a well-known slogan from engineering folklore. Senior Oracle ADF Developer and frequent blogger Mahmoud ElSayed illustrates a concrete implementation of this principle in combination with the power of late binding in a recent posting he titles, “Add Validation at Runtime in ADF“. A little background helpsRead More