When it comes to monitoring, it’s always important to keep on top of mind, those users behind the numbers you monitor because they are feeling real pain when performance dips.
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Acquia announced a series of tools this week to help monitor, manage and maintain Drupal websites, proving that monitoring is going mainstream.
HP had a bad day last Saturday when it put TouchPads on deep clearance and the web site couldn’t keep up with the increased traffic–something HP should have been able to anticipate ahead of time.
An AlertSite study of leading retail sites found a huge range of load times from almost instantly to over 7 seconds. If you aren’t measuring this type of information, you could be missing crucial information about your web site visitor’s experience.
Louis St-Amour wrote a very helpful comment on my “The Complete List of End-User Experience Monitoring Tools” post – helpful enough that I thought it deserved a whole post. OWA, indeed commonly means Outlook, so it’s kind of unfortunate naming clash, but in this case I’m referring to Open Web Analytics from http://www.openwebanalytics.com/ which has whatRead More
The US Government has a problem. It wants to move some services to the cloud, but it doesn’t have any idea how to count its vast inventory of IT assets to get a baseline against which it can measure how much money the cloud is saving it. Perhaps APM monitoring tools could help.
You might not realize it, but you can use APM tools not only to monitor your web site and applications, but as a testing tool to see how well a potential new tool will perform under the pressure of your company’s baseline requirements.
When you can’t find the nature of a problem because of monitoring software limitations, it can have a spiraling affect as users grow increasingly agitated. That’s why having APM software in place that lets you trace problems across your entire infrastructure is so critical.
A GAO report calls out some government agencies for failing to establish baselines against which it can measure the success or failure of Green IT initiatives. It seems like establishing a baseline would be Monitoring 101, but apparently not for the government.
There’s an age-old communication gap between IT and the executive suite, but one way you get executives to understand the purpose and value of monitoring is by building a dashboard with targeted metrics executives can get their arms around.