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Adaptive Insights, a cloud-based corporate performance management vendor, has a new CEO. Tom Bogan comes from a lengthy finance career - something that could be of value as the company (and the sector) continues to experience growth.
The HP ZBook 14 and 15u Workstation Ultrabooks are designed for desktop performance, graphics and IT management in a lightweight package.
In the APM market, we're seeing a battle between best-of-breed, single-function products versus components of larger management frameworks. CA's APM is a part of its management framework and should be attractive to those using that framework.
A Fujitsu research report has highlighted that while Australian industries are using IT to achieve improved emissions management, they've stalled in the last two years and have therefore missed out on financial benefits.
Mega IT outsourcing deals spanning multiple years are no longer a fad due to business concerns over vendor lockin and lack of transparency, but multi-sourcing models are also challenging to manage and require additional resources that companies may not have.
Other performance monitoring and management tools tell administrators what problems occurred. Loggly claims that its tool can quickly tell them why the problems happened.
Its audio performance management system will consider more than 500 billion song performance this year alone, to figure out relevant royalties.
The challenge any supplier of performance monitoring and management tools faces is that there are many competitors, all using the same catchphrases and offering demos that all look alike. Logentries believes that its community approach will be of interest to DevOps.
Here's why one company settled on Nastel's AutoPilot application performance management tool.
TransLattice addresses the need for always-on, high performance data management tools that place data close to where it is used or where regulations require.
The London-based privacy group alleges the UK signals intelligence agency, working with the US National Security Agency, used "unlawful hacking" efforts.
Zenoss believes that its performance monitoring and management tools should replace the "legacy" tools in use.
The new funding will be used to expand sales and marketing for Tidemark, an enterprise performance management company. Tidemark also partnered with New Relic.
Companies should remember to align potential benefits with business objectives, and be prepared to ask vendors critical questions about the architecture and management of the service being considered.
Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview has released to heaps of praise. Yet it's not enough to convince users to switch to the platform. Messaging, performance, regional support and mailbox management are areas to improve.
UK-CERT will coordinate the management of national cyber security incidents.
Concurrent, already known for its Hadoop development platform, Cascading, has introduced a management tool to help developers find the source of performance problems.
Wi-fi performance in many schools is bad, so some conclude they don't have enough bandwidth. That may be true, but network management may also fix the problem.
CiRBA's Andrew Hillier discusses how its better to think about cloud computing as a hotel rather than an apartment: Cloud applications move in, stay a while and then leave.
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