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Within every system, you’ll find processes or machines that are bogging down the system. It’s your job to find those issues and take the necessary steps to fix them.
When Master Card’s web site experienced intermittent outages last week, the easy answer was to point to hackers, but it turned out it was a problem with an Internet service provider, proving more often than not the problem isn’t external.
The nuts and bolts of web site monitoring is a numbers game. You watch the numbers go up and down and if you’re within a certain range, you feel pretty good about yourself. Am I right? But there’s more to it than just pure numbers because behind those numbers are real people who are comingRead More
Compuware Buys Application Performance Management Company Dynatrace for $256M Big news today as Compuware acquires yet another competitor – Dynatrace for $256M in cash. I guess their mainframe business is quite the cash cow – especially after their acquisition of Gomez for $295M in cash – Yowza! – in late 2009. Gomez was a direct competitorRead More
Application Performance Management’s Priority in a Launch Project One of the major events in IT that can cause the layoff of an IT manager is an unsuccessful application launch. There are a lot of moving pieces involved with such a launch – but one of the activities which is not always given a high enoughRead More
When it comes to web site monitoring, seconds, even milliseconds count more than you can imagine, because with each lost tick of the clock comes increasingly unhappy visitors and even lost revenue.
A Practical Approach to Connecting Performance Engineering to Business Value Over the years – through hundreds of conversations with IT professionals – I have typically found that one of the main challenges to performance engineering was not the technical aspect but the organizational-communication aspect. This Business-IT communication gap was the main driver for organizing the webinarRead More
In each company who owns the performance function is going to vary, and it really depends on how important your web presence is to your business, whether it’s an executive a middle manager or further down the chain of command.
You might be surprised to learn that the biggest Internet properties tend to build their own tools, rather than buying them off the shelf from established vendors, but whether that approach could work for your company depends on a lot of factors.