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
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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.
A survey (free PDF download) conducted by the e-tailing group last March found that while more consumers are going online to make purchases on their mobile phones, many of them are still unimpressed with the mobile buying experience. And one of the key issues was connection speeds. The survey, which was sponsored by shopcoffeetable.com, aRead More
Performance Engineering & Real Business Results Performance testing and optimization are often neglected parts of enterprise application roll out and upgrade initiatives. The challenge for many IT managers is communicating the value of IT performance projects to business stakeholders who would benefit the most. Join us on 6/29 at 2:30PM ET for a short presentationRead More
It’s easy to get lost in aggregate numbers and not think about the underlying users those numbers represent.
Aligning Application Performance Management with the Business CIO Update has a great article about how good communication with the business is not only up to the CIO anymore but a responsibility of IT managers as well. They came up with a methodology which allows IT managers to better communicate the value of their projects toRead More