Cloud Operations Can’t Be Ignored
March 24, 2017 by Christine Cignoli
Lots of cloud technology predictions and analysis are still dealing with future spending and planning, but there are plenty of real-world cloud use cases and implementations happening now. One approach, taken by stalwart GE, is to use SaaS applications for non-differentiated uses. For them, that means moving functions like HR, finance, taxes and scheduling to SaaS,…Continue reading
Add SaaS and Cloud Security With Testing and Automation
March 21, 2017 by Kristen Ramos
These days, organizations of all sizes are struggling to balance the constant demands of users with the ever-pressing need to keep technology and business operations running smoothly. Most businesses are undertaking some form of migration to the cloud. Done properly, cloud can offer high availability and help businesses avoid the potentially disastrous costs of downtime…Continue reading
Cloud and SaaS Licensing 101
March 17, 2017 by Alec Pinkham
In an environment powered primarily by SaaS applications and cloud services, the devil is in the details. Cloud and SaaS licensing is one detail that often torments IT teams. Here’s how it works and how to make managing licenses easier. How Do SaaS and Cloud Licenses Work? In the old days of IT, software licensing…Continue reading
What Is a Cloud Broker, Anyway?
March 15, 2017 by Joe Michalowski
We’ve all had that feeling before: The feeling that you’re missing something that everyone else is in on. For today’s IT leaders, that feeling might come up when you hear talk about cloud brokers. Meanwhile, you head back into your office and deal with your ever-growing shadow IT problem. But the cloud-broker whispers and your…Continue reading
Is Your IT Career Ready for the Cloud?
March 13, 2017 by Bree Brouwer
The IT industry is undergoing a significant evolution to keep up with cloud application demand. We see this happening as a mindset shift, from traditional IT teams to more well-rounded, cloud-focused job roles. The IT industry has become so cloud-minded that Gartner predicts that by 2020, this cloud shift will impact more than $1 trillion…Continue reading
How to Manage Apps and Make IT Life Easier
March 10, 2017 by Christine Cignoli
So, were any of you looking for yet another business SaaS app to support? No? Well, your users might have other ideas. Google announced at its industry event this week that it’s splitting the Hangouts app into two: one application for video, and one for chat. That’s aimed at competing with the popular business chat…Continue reading
AppNeta Performance Manager Arrives
March 9, 2017 by Matt Stevens
For those of us who’ve worked in IT for a long time, we know disruptive change when we see it. And cloud and SaaS have brought about the biggest change for IT teams we’ve seen in many years. These trends have turned traditional IT on its head, and that includes the way IT researches, chooses,…Continue reading
What Gartner Says About AppNeta
March 8, 2017 by Damian Roskill
We were pretty excited here at AppNeta when we got the good news that we got high marks from users in Gartner’s Network Performance Monitoring-Diagnostics category. Gartner’s Critical Capabilities research examines how tech users actually choose and interact with the products they need. The resulting Critical Capabilities document matches industry personas with features, functionality, customer…Continue reading
What Are Containers and What Do They Have to Do with End-User Experience?
March 7, 2017 by Joe Michalowski
End-user experience is everything when it comes to facilitating workplace productivity. You could deploy or develop the most powerful applications anyone has ever seen—but they won’t do any good if they offer a poor experience. This is a major reason why applications are moving to SaaS, PaaS and IaaS cloud computing models. The cloud simplifies…Continue reading
What Should You Learn From the AWS Outage?
March 3, 2017 by Christine Cignoli
So, what did we all take away from this week’s AWS outage? Depends who you ask. Plenty of us in IT think it was a good reminder to consider multicloud and hybrid cloud environments—basically, do not put all your cloud workload eggs in one AWS basket. The S3 storage outage affected about 150,000 websites hosted…Continue reading