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As with all powerful ideas, these idées fortes are works in progress. If anything, they bring up more questions than answers. Yes, we’ve made substantial progress so far this century, and hopefully ZapThink has been a part of that success. But there’s much more work to do. As enterpri...
When I first started flipping through this book the diverse set of topics threw me for a loop. Then I read the introduction where the authors say, "This publication aims to provide development information on the intermediate-to-advanced topics that are otherwise not worthy of standalon...
This book is a great place to start with iOS 7 development. It is actually the first 13 chapters of what would have been Programming iOS 7 4th edition. The book Programming iOS 6 contained everything, but the book was getting too large to keep adding new material. This book now ends wh...
Tests are an investment in the quality of any given system. There’s always a cost to build, run, and maintain each test in terms of time and resources. There’s also a great deal of value to be extracted from running the right test at the right time. It’s important to remember that for ...
Now, it’s easier than ever to migrate existing Linux (and Windows) servers to any AWS region using Racemi’s new dedicated, self-service website. It’s a SaaS offering which anyone can use to point-and-click their way to onboard workload to AWS. Racemi, a provider of automated server mi...
My good friend J.D. Axford, a civil engineer and hero of all ducks for his wetlands work, sent me a very interesting (if you are into GPS tracking, GIS, mobile technology, artificial intelligence, accelerometers, etc.) article he wrote on how the physical is meeting the digital in the ...
Recent surveys point to the fact that companies are viewing enterprise mobility in an increasingly strategic manner. They see compelling mobile apps as the front lines of marketing, sales and customer service. They are providing executives and managers with business intelligence apps...
Client latency is driven by multiple factors, in the browser, network, and code. Dan Riti explores all those factors, including how Google... Let's face it, users are impatient. They demand a blazingly fast experience and accept no substitutes. Google performed a study in 2010 which p...
Contrary to common misconceptions, offshore product development (OPD) of software involves a lot more than just cutting costs and accelerating time-to-market. Savvy companies know OPD enables them to improve the quality of their software. Outsourcing software development and independe...
The killer in any IT operation is unplanned work. Unplanned work may go by many names: firefighting, war rooms, Sev 1 incidents. The bottom line is that Operations must stop whatever planned work it was doing to manage this drill. This means little or no normal work is being accomplish...
It is 11 October, 2014. I am writing this in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal at the foot of the majestic Himalayas. The date is only marginally significant - it is now 2 years and seven months since I was successfully operated on for pancreatic cancer - but the location perhaps is more rev...
Although this book is written for the Java programmer, I would recommend reading it to any .NET or iOS developer as well. It is a must read for the Java developer, but is also a valuable read for developers of other languages because the guidelines are often built around a programmer's...
RDBMSs are stable and mature products. While there is nothing radically new on horizon that would challenge Codd's relational theory and related advances in data processing there are some developments that force established vendors like Oracle to come up with new features and products....
In our last two articles, we discussed what we have learned from last year’s holiday season as well as things that we can do in the preparation phase for this year’s upcoming event. In this blog we show you those dashboards and data points you need throughout the holiday season to make...
In this technology-driven world, information is as easy to obtain as the click of a mouse…only if the content can be accessed through its digital availability, that is. With this in mind, it is important to realize how heavily content impacts every aspect of a business—from a potential...
In the search for business software, companies have a habit of turning to the 800-pound gorillas in the room. Gorillas, however, do not have the motor skills to create applications that meet highly specific needs. Today, companies are more likely to find unique capabilities and achieve...
Introducing TraceView's latest support for Solr Server, which provides breakdown of each operation, enabling more precise performance monitoring and troubleshooting. Solr Server provides JMX statistics that show performance details such as query speed and cache hit/miss rates in a mac...
It’s hard to implement an effective, scalable search system, which is why Apache Solr is probably the most popular ‘black box’ in web app infrastructure. Your site is indexed on Google, but that doesn't mean you're done with search. Content-rich websites provide native search functio...
By embracing End-User-Experience (EUE) measurements as a key vehicle for demonstrating productivity, you build trust with your constituents in a very tangible way. The translation of IT metrics into business meaning (value) is what APM is all about. The goal here is to simplify a comp...
It's time to start thinking about the minimum lovable product instead of the minimum viable product. A can of cat food is a minimum viable product (MVP) when you are starving, but it’s highly unsatisfying and unlikely to generate a loyal following (of humans). And there you have on...
Today I want to share a success story from one of our customers in the financial business that combined the currently hyped topic Real User Monitoring with the good old mainframe. They used Real User Monitoring to identify unnecessary calls from their rich client application into the m...
As Netuitive’s director of product management, I was fortunate to attend the O’Reilly Velocity Conference this year in San Francisco where one presentation in particular stood out. The presentation, “Monitoring & Observability – Getting Off the Starting Blocks” was by technology vis...
Each of us are surrounded by our digital choices, preferences, activities, history and experiences that are captured as data and analyzed by the systems and websites we use. Why did Google, a company known for its search engine, develop a mobile operating system? They recognized the ...
Amazon Web Services has lost a nice piece of glory business to SoftLayer, the public cloud company IBM just paid an estimated $2 billion to buy reportedly for the pleasure of poking AWS in the eye. Big Blue just got that distinct pleasure, heightened by the fact that it’s making a ni...
Amazon has gone to the US Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC, to get the CIA to follow through on the four-year $600 million cloud contract it was awarded earlier this year. IBM, which also bid for the contract, objected to Amazon getting it claiming price discrimination becaus...
"The government's desire to think 'cloud first' is critical in reducing federal IT costs and AWS GovCloud should ease the transition, while maintaining the necessary security and compliance requirements demanded by the public sector," said Anthony Robbins, vice president of Federal at ...
ARM has cut a multi-year deal with Oracle to optimize the Java Platform Standard Edition for its 32-bit chips further and to add Java SE support to its v8 64-bit platforms expected to be used in servers. The company said the pact will focus on delivering throughput and efficient scal...
Over the last year there have been an influx of new graphical user interfaces (UIs) as monitoring and dashboard vendors scramble to keep up with large enterprises increasingly focused on understanding the business impact of IT, and Netuitive is no exception. Today’s enterprises are ...
As you may already know, SPDY (pronounced "SPeeDY") is a new networking protocol introduced by Google and designed to reduce the web latency associated with HTTP. With SPDY, web pages load up to 64 percent faster than HTTP alone, according to Google. It accomplishes this by adding a se...
Five-year-old Big Data start-up Ayasdi, out only six months, has gotten B round funding worth $30.6 million led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) with newcomers GE Ventures and Citi Ventures kicking in as well as existing investors Khosla Ventures and Floodgate participating. T...
On Wednesday Amazon Web Services cut prices on its EC2 Dedicated Instances pushing back the effective date to July 1. By its count it’s the 37th price reduction on AWS services since the infrastructure cloud’s initial launch in 2006. Dedicated Instances have only been around since ...
Today’s end users demand highly satisfying and interactive web experiences, such as automatically populated search suggestions and dynamic menus. To make applications more engaging, technologies like AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) have emerged. AJAX works by dynamically display...
There are some books I think every CIO, IT Director, Enterprise Architect, Software Architect, Business Analyst, Developer, and Database Administrator should read. This book is one of them. This book is now part of that list. This book is not only packed with knowledge it also contain...
Amazon Web Services is starting up a new unit focused on getting the Fortune 2000/mid-market segment to adopt its widgetry. According to Network World, it has also raided VMware for the guy who’s going to be its VP of worldwide commercial sales, Mike Clayville. Clayville has been VP...
In an era where reliable and scalable computer resources are like air and water to data-centric businesses and the time and cost of building in-house data centers are prohibitive for most businesses, Salt Lake City-based Voonami has developed a strong market position for outsourced dat...