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If transaction times jump from less than one second to more than 60 seconds after a software upgrade, it is evident that there is a problem that needs investigation. This scenario was experienced by a customer with its time-tracking application. Our customer identified this performance...
Three of my colleagues here at Cognizant, Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Ben Pring, are writing a new book on the subjects of SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud), digital and business transformations, and successful strategies for navigating through them. The concepts in this ...
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...
MedAssets, in partnership with Ariba, an SAP company, has found ways to improve health provider and supplier compliance, reduce costs, and develop better accuracy. To help transition to new levels of productivity, we explore how the game is being changed by MedAssets, a healthcare ind...
Combine our natural proclivity to succumb to popular fallacies with the challenge of getting our wetware around just how big Big Data can be, and you have a recipe for disaster. But the good news is that there is hope. The best way to avoid an unseen trap in your path is to know it’s t...
Let’s get straight to the point – there are too many IT management theories out there. There are too many software program delivery methodologies, too many project delivery mechanisms and too many ideas to explain how technical management should oversee the production of everything fr...
Does your Ops team care about the number of Exceptions thrown in the application – do they even monitor this number? Does your Test Team report the list of Exceptions thrown during a load test to engineering or are they just sending those that end up in a logfile? Is development intere...
Moving to a centralized service portal to manage and deploy infrastructure has allowed T-Mobile to improve their service offerings across multiple platforms and enabled a lifecycle approach to delivering advanced cloud services. The next edition of the HP Discover Performance Podcast ...
When talking about Big Data, most people talk about numbers: speed of processing and how many terabytes and petabytes the platform can handle. But deriving deep insights with the potential to change business growth trajectories relies not just on quantities, processing power and speed,...
Vertica is poised to advance beyond its MPP column store database origins into a next generation anywhere analytics platform with ease in cloud deployments and appliance delivery, as well as new features coming later this year. It's been well over two years since HP acquired Vertica, ...
Technology commentators and analysts love to try and predict which pieces of technology terminology are going to become extinct. They revel in theorizing over which elements of our tech vocabulary are going to become so subsumed and absorbed into the fabric of the way systems work that...
In our increasingly connected world, the number of mobile phones will exceed the world’s population by 2014. Users expect to be able to run diverse applications on these devices at work, home, and practically anywhere else. We assume secure access to any information we need, with an ex...
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...
My name is Jason Simpson, and I’m a silo-buster. No, I am not talking about a precision-guided munition designed to take out nuclear missiles (though they are kind of cool). I oversee Netuitive’s Professional Services organization and we work with some of the world’s largest software...
In this article my colleague Peter Abatan, a Mobile Technology Consultant and banking expert with Cognizant,shares his insights into the digital transformation happening in the banking industry. This transformation reflects new and innovative business models, the rapid adoption of m...
For those that missed Part 1, Peter Abatan, my colleague at Cognizant and a banking industry and mobility expert, has been sharing his thoughts on trends in the banking industry. The following points come mostly from his email messages to me and his blog articles. He believes Interne...
The enterprise is increasingly resorting to cloud services for many applications ranging from efficient application hosting or low-cost backup and archiving to cloud data centers. Typically, enterprise networks are interconnected to the cloud over low speed IP networks that are limited...
The mega-trends of SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) plus IoT (Internet of Things/Connected devices/M2M) are changing entire industries. I am being asked frequently now to meet with IT and business teams to review how SMAC and related trends are impacting various industries so...
Toyota’s desire to become more disciplined, organized, and streamlined to improve overall customer value very much depended on the "Lean manufacturing" process it created in the 1950s and 1960s. This “Lean” methodology was designed to identify and eliminate waste in business processes ...
The main goal of this review is to highlight parts of the book and provide a personal experience that relates to them. This entire book is made of real world scenarios, but I will only be able to hit a few in a review. I have had the opportunity to be on many different types of project...
Over the past few months I have noticed a change in the enterprise mobility space. Cloud mobility, once a distant vision, now seems to be a mainstream topic. I have seen a shift from companies believing it necessary to set-up their own internal mobile platforms, mobile infrastructure...
Infinity Insurance Companies in Birmingham, Alabama has been deploying a new data architecture - native column store databases - to improve productivity for their analysis and business intelligence queries. To learn more about how Infinity has improved their performance and their resu...
My colleague and Cognizant's Co-Director of theCenter for The Future of Work, Ben Pring shares in this guest post, his insights into the idea of "Code Halos" and the role they play in digital transformations and SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud). The concept of "Code Halos" i...
The convergence of market transitions, ranging from collaboration and video to virtualization and cloud-based services, is fundamentally changing the way customers acquire and use technology. As new advanced services and products are introduced, organizations that strengthen their com...
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...
Do you value and treat your enterprise information like it is a strategic asset? Do you view your information logistics system (including your enterprise mobility system) as a competitive differentiator? Enterprise mobility is more than just a convenience for people on the move. It ...
In a previous article, I summarized that Gartner was seeing increased inquiries and spending on IT analytics platforms from buyers that traditionally purchased application performance monitoring tools. This suggested that one of Gartner's "five pillars of APM" - namely analytics, was t...
Corporate BYOD growth is prompting enterprises to take a closer look at their networks and their approach to security. As this initiative grows, along with the increased need for keeping the network and its data secure, more IT professionals are reconsidering NAC. In fact, a recent Ogr...
Cyber – that is, anything having to do with the Internet – has evolved significantly since the Internet became a part of our daily lives. It is having significant impact of the development of nations, the democratizations of nations, on the defense of nations. In this ZapFlash, we’re p...
Managing projects is not an easy job and in most cases the manager would greatly benefit from the use of a dedicated software. Starting from this necessity project management tools were created. But the main problem is if these tools are a real help for those that are using them or it ...
Collaborative spot buying provides an ad-hoc and agile, yet managed, approach for companies to acquire goods and services at low volume. We'll examine new spot-buying research from The Hackett Group on the latest and greatest around agile procurement of low-volume purchases, and we'll...
In a previous post, I demonstrated how to add more depth to the analysis of a Compuware APM Web Load Test by combining the external load results with the application and infrastructure data collected by the Compuware PureStack Technology. But, now that we have tested the system once, w...
In this article I want to revisit the subject of the 4th dimension as it relates to enterprise mobility and and its importance to many industries and business processes. First, let's review our definition of 3D and 4D. Three dimensional is made up of length, width and height in one c...
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...
The telecom industry provides mission-critical services, which means that the hardware and software that powers the network must be able to perform under some very extreme conditions. Servers, in particular, must be extremely reliable and function during and after everything from strea...
In the enterprise context, the missing piece of Agile Software Architecture is Agile Enterprise Architecture, where EA brings together the organization, the processes, the technology, and the information in a consistent, business-driven whole. Configurability alone doesn’t provide this...
Businesses look to resellers for expertise on emerging technology trends and solutions that can help their organizations stay competitive. Lately, there’s been an onslaught of these trends, from virtualization to hybrid clouds and the performance and uptime challenges of complex missio...
If you are considering learning jQuery, this is a great place to start. The author starts the book with an introduction that puts jQuery in context and then helps you set up a development environment. Although I think most people reading this book should already be at a level of exper...
The average CIO doesn’t think with enough clarity and granularity about the type of device used by employees within the corporate data pool. Actually we hope they do. So this statement is posed as more of a question than a definitive judgement, proclamation or observation of any kind. ...


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