Getting Application Performance Management implemented properly in an environment where an organization owns all of the hardware and software from end to end can be tricky. Proper implementation of application monitoring, end-user experience monitoring, and other APM tools is not something that can be done easily, if you want to do it properly. So imagine,Read More
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Recently, EMA came out with a very informative webinar which focused on end user experience monitoring for the Cloud. You can see a full recording here (you do not even need to provide an email address). The entire slide deck is available below via SlideShare. If I had to sum up the top three tipsRead More
I came across an interesting article on “Application Performance Engineering Hub” the other day which talked about performance engineering challenges. I thought it would be a good idea to expand on it in order to cover the performance engineering challenges that are introduced when managing a cloud environment. There is actually going to be aRead More
The question of the usefulness of Application Performance Management keeps coming up throughout the technical press, as pundits and managers alike wonder just how Application Performance Management can really help them. An article I came across last week that questioned whether Application Performance Management was outdated brought up an interesting point to which I wanted to addRead More
Application performance monitoring is making strides in the IT sector, as more and more managers make the connection that end user experience monitoring is one key to streamlining transactions and data flow in an organization. But say you have a mobile app presence. How will you manage customer experience then? This is an area thatRead More
I am attempting to put together a complete list of End User Experience Monitoring tools since I could not find one anywhere on the web. I need your help in order to complete this list – there are surely going to be tools that I miss – please leave me comments with tools you thinkRead More
Last week, I make a joking swipe at how some developers think that when a problem occurs between the user and an application, it’s the user who needs improvement, not the app. Sadly, the pervasive attitude among programmers really can be that way: faced with improving their own work or blaming human error, it’s veryRead More
There are many ways to approach a problem. There’s the direct way, which involves seeing the immediate face of the situation and tackling the issue head-on. There’s merit to this, since often times a problem is simple enough that fixing the immediate symptom is more than enough to fix the entire issue. But not always.Read More
I was talking to Phil West, the CIO of Gainsco Insurace yesterday and he said something that I have yet to hear an IT exec say so clearly; “Speed Solves a Lot of Problems”. Everyone talks about the fact that slow applications are a big issue in their organization and that it is important thatRead More
I noticed that a lot of the top hits on Google for “application performance management best practices” are out dated at best and irrelevant at worst. The top hit – “Improving weblogic application performance” – just had its eighth birthday (the iPhone wasn’t even out then), and the runner up – “Improving .net application performance”Read More