The mobile and web matrix has grown to such epic dimensions that it is nearly impossible and extremely cost-prohibitive to cover entirely in-house. There are thousands of device, carrier and platform combinations for mobile alone. Add web browsers, anti-virus software, plug-ins and PC specs into the mix and your testing lab would need to be the size of an aircraft hangar. But somewhere in the world there are potential users for every matrix combination.
Cloud. Agile. Virtualization. Big Data. Mobile. Emerging from the economic wasteland that characterized the first decade of the 2000s, the IT Industry is charging out of the gate with an explosion of unprecedented innovation.
The rapid adoption of agile development and shifting market conditions has paved the way for a new DevOps paradigm. This new evolution entails a more cross-functional, collaborative, and lifecycle- focused activity than traditionally understood DevOps approaches.
The traditional approach to Application Performance Management (APM) is largely based on siloed tools that manage individual components of an application stack.The challenge is that these tools only give you one perspective of the application. What's been missing is an integrated solution that captures the full, end-to-end application perspective.
Learn how an Analytics-Driven, cloud-based APM solution can significantly improve your APM efforts by simplifying:
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April 2013- Grid technology in banking is now over 10 years old. With age has come maturity: grid today is less a specialist technology and more a commodity in its own right. Today, almost all investment banks of whatever tier have a grid solution of some sort, be that 20 cores servicing a 3rd party trading application or 20,000 cores providing enterprise grid services. Early adopters of grid in the late 90s had to create their own solutions, drawing on ...
April 2013- An end-to-end systems automation approach reaches across the enterprise's distributed and mainframe environments alike with scalability that can accommodate even the largest infrastructures. It is broad in scope to manage ever-increasing IT complexity. And it is integrated to tie together low-level information coming from critical resources with high-level views and control of the enterprise. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, allowing operational simplicity, efficiency and consistency. IBM Systems Automation provides an ...
Many municipal, county, and state government agencies are utilizing
virtualization solutions to provide efficient, critical public services while reducing
costs. Download, "Virtualization Streamlines Public Service Initiatives" to learn
how a virtualization solution enables public service agencies to:
Boost availability of social services, such as public safety and EMS
Save over $1M in budget to be allocated for other purposes
Advancing safety and productivity from computer-aided dispatch and criminal history ...
Despite data residing on shared storage within VDI environments, storage is
still a key part of the equation that is often overlooked during the initial VDI
assessment process. Download, "Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Getting Serious about Storage" to understand how careful consideration of the storage infrastructure is crucial to ensure:
Security from data breaches as users are assigned rights-based access
Scalability as capacity demands grow, companies can continue to use existing desktops/...
Many Organizations understand the benefits of, but are challenged with
implementing a virtualized integrated infrastructure. Download, "Targeting Use
Cases for fast Deployment of Virtualized Integrated Infrastructure" to learn more
about a pre-integrated, ready-to-deploy virtualized infrastructure that can:
Create a virtual environment for remote or branch offices
Support application hosting platforms
Deploy private clouds
IT Professionals can now deploy a virtualized infrastructure efficiently without being required to commit ...
A top priority for IT Organizations is improving data center performance. With the
integration of VMware and Dell EqualLogic, IT Organizations can ensure that the
virtualized data center responds effectively to changing business requirements. Download, "EqualLogic and VMware: Optimizing the Virtualized Data Center" to learn about the benefits of this integration, including the ability to:
Implement and automate appropriate protection and safeguarding levels
Achieve thin provisioning and space-efficient snapshot conservation
As the migration to Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDIs) increases, storage managers are faced with the daunting task of deploying and maintaining these environments. Download, "E-Guide: Pros and Cons of VDI for SMBs" to obtain tips and solutions on how to implement the most cost-effective virtualization solution for your Organization, such as:
Mixing and matching different vendors to get best-of-breed products/cost-efficient combinations
Deploying a small number of desktops and gradually growing ...
Developers are often reluctant to do reviews because they traditionally take the form of a heavy-weight, meeting-based process. Best Kept Secrets of Peer Code Review turns this notion upside-down and shows how to perform effective lightweight code review - which takes 1/5th of the time of more traditional, heavy-weight reviews.
In this ebook, you'll learn:
Why some developers resist code review and how new tools change the game.
The 5 ...
It's common sense that peer code review - in which software developers review each other's code before releasing software to QA - identifies bugs, encourages collaboration, and keeps code more maintainable.
But it's also clear that some code review techniques are inefficient and ineffective. The meetings often mandated by the review process take time and kill excitement. Strict process can stifle productivity, but lax process means no one knows whether reviews are effective ...
The key to truly elevating organizational efficiency and profits lies in building a smarter supply chain. And building a smarter supply chain requires that you focus your attention on three key priorities:
1. "Connect the dots" across your supply chain to achieve a globally integrated enterprise.
2. Create an intelligent and adaptive supply chain that optimizes customer experience, costs and return on assets.
3. Deliver differentiated, profitable customer fulfillment experiences.
Read how ...
Resources to ensure the quality of a software project are nearly always limited. In order to prioritize testing, reengineering, and bug fixing efforts, it is critical to be able to identify the potential risks within Java classes, methods, or projects. This paper discusses the Risk Metric, which objectively measures the risk of software as a function of two critical factors: code complexity and test coverage.
Knowing the risk metric values, Java development teams ...
In today's struggling economy, we all know that it's crucial to establish a strategic plan when implementing a business case - from appealing to each decision-maker to making sure that the case meets basic financial requirements.
IBM has classified how to build and justify a business case, in nine steps. Following these steps will give you a clear understanding of the tools and techniques that are required for successful B2B integration. This ...
In order to engage customers in relevant, personalized ways, today?s organizations need to deliver extraordinary experiences across all channels?online and offline. A flexible, integrated supply chain is key, but poor collaboration, low investment, and high volatility make it hard for supply chain leaders to transform their approach.
Read the results of a survey of nearly 400 business leaders to learn about the new strategic imperatives for supply chain leaders, and discover the ...
November 2012- Given the stunning growth of data centers in recent years, how can an enterprise's IT department improve efficiency, cost effectiveness and mission-critical reliability in the data center? This paper explores the complex web of challenges facing today's data center managers and discusses how Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software provides a complete solution for moving the data center from chaos to control.
Many data center managers try to manage their dynamic environments with little more than spreadsheets and a few CAD diagrams. But as data centers have grown in size and complexity, managing this way has become increasingly difficult. Fortunately, there are many good Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions now available.
One of the challenges many companies face getting started with DCIM is that they are afraid that implementing a full scale DCIM solution ...
November 2012- A VP of Data Center Operations didn't have accurate information needed to make informed decisions, control costs and mitigate risks. In this informative case study, learn what caused this manager to say "We not only freed up half a megawatt of power, but also extended the life of our data center from five years to 15 years."
September 2012- APM today sits at a juncture that crosses many disciplines and domains. This report aims to clarify what it is that defines an APM solution, and how the vendors are taking their solutions forward. A SWOT analysis of their solutions is provided.
An enterprise mobility strategy needs to include more than the provisioning and security services made available through mobile application and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions.
To meet the mobility and security requirements of road warriors and other mobile users, enterprises need to look at deploying a solution for mobile content management.
An effective mobile content management solution supports Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, enables authorized users to share files of ...
In the absence of well-defined policies, awareness and education, and officially supported alternatives for sharing files securely, knowledgeable end-users will often overlook security and compliance in favor of getting the job done by taking advantage of free and readily available alternatives.
Top-performing organizations are able to support the business objectives of end-user productivity, convenience and collaboration while simultaneously sustaining the organization's requirements for security, compliance, and cost-effective management.
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Keeping up with a quickly expanding business is difficult if you do not have the right tools. Cricket Communications was growing in its number of subscribers at a rate of 10 to 20% annually and needed a system that could handle processing of up to 3,000 new subscriber requests per hour.
It implemented automated business processes and contract processing systems to keep up with the new requests, but if an error occurred the whole system would ...
HealthTrans, the fourth-largest pharmacy benefits provider in the U.S. (by claims volume), delivers member claims processing services to customers of healthcare benefit plans. The infrastructure supporting HealthTrans' claims processing environment is complex and diverse in terms of hardware, software and OS heterogeneity. In addition, the company supports multiple UNIX "flavor", Windows environments, Apache, custom applications, and a variety of Web and Java application servers.
Few tools provide end-to-end visibility and monitoring across ...
To capitalize on the benefits of Windows 7, you must make sure your computing environment is ready for the upgrade. The Dell Windows 7 Readiness Assessment is designed to identify application compatibility, hardware compatibility and migration readiness, and to provide the recommendations needed to help make your transition to Windows 7 as smooth as possible.
Read the Dell Windows 7 Readiness Assessment for a detailed analysis of your organizations preparedness to upgrade and includes a comprehensive ...
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