From automating key business processes to enhancing customer experience and improving productivity, there are now many reasons why enterprises are starting to feel the pressure to transform digitally. Mobile, cloud and Big Data analytics are all vital to success and pushing organisations towards becoming a software company to varying degrees; pushing out mobile apps, cultivating data driven business insights and conducting internet e-commerce.
This paper looks at how software has now become a critical driving force is the customer experience economy and discusses the importance of striking a balance between accelerating innovation and managing the growing complexity of application environments.
There are many reasons why organisations are starting a digital transformation and although each journey might be different, they all start with a single step. However, the path isn’t always simple and some obstacles have the potential to derail more than just technology. This infographic looks at the importance of embracing the growing power of applications to boost digital transformation.
A case of ‘Career Is Over’ or ‘Career Is Opportunity’?
CIOs of the future must balance supporting the business with driving digital initiatives, velocity and innovation in order to enhance their status in the digital enterprise. In this short White Paper we aim to provide a provocative and, we hope, illuminating view of the opportunity for the CIO of the future.
In most discussions I have had with ops professionals, one question came up again and again in regards to DevOps, and this was “Is there a framework for DevOps adoption?” Now there are good reasons for this question and one is that many enterprise ops folk are aware of frameworks such as ITIL. But rather than a framework, ITIL morphed itself into a whole, daunting library of books.
DevOps requires more than traditional monitoring—it requires Application Intelligence. Selecting the right measurement solution will give you Application Intelligence, and allow you to respond to “Are we better at releasing code and meeting user performance expectations? And are our apps delivering business outcomes?” with proof of results. As you adopt DevOps, you can’t afford to neglect Application Intelligence. It can mean the difference between the success and failure of your DevOps adoption plan.
This paper looks at how APM is evolving to handle new challenges in IT. These include breaking monolithic applications into micro services, containerisation, the shift to mobile applications, and the increased use of application programming interfaces (APIs) to connect disparate systems, new styles of data analytics, virtualisation and the cloud. Traditional APM solutions may have trouble keeping up with these types of innovations, which are transforming the whole IT field. In particular, APM solutions are under pressure to adapt to an expectation that they will track the experience of end users who are accessing complex, constantly changing multi part systems.
Application Performance Management, or APM, is the monitoring and management of the availability and performance of software applications. Different people can interpret this definition differently so this article attempts to qualify what APM is, what it includes, and why it is important to your business. If you are going to take control of the performance of your applications, then it is important that you understand what you want to measure and how you want to interpret it in the context of your business.
Can the rise in importance of technology and data to enterprises mean that the ‘CIO to CEO’ route will finally open for more business technologists? What are the new skill sets that are necessary? And which elements of the old role can be safely jettisoned? In this short White Paper we aim to provide a provocative and, we hope, illuminating view of the opportunity for the CIO of the future.