The Latest in Performance Monitoring and End-User Experience
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Take Control of the Double-Edged SaaS Sword
February 9, 2017 by
SaaS has become the way of the world for enterprise application delivery. The vast majority of enterprises now trust the software-as-a-service model for everything from niche applications to mission-critical tools. However, SaaS applications are a bit of a double-edged sword. The cloud-based model offers the agility necessary to stay ahead of digital demands, with improved…Continue reading
Don’t Be Blinded by the Cloud Migration Light
February 2, 2017 by
It wasn’t too long ago that cloud computing had more detractors than supporters. Companies (especially in the enterprise world) just weren’t ready to relinquish control of applications and business processes. And yet, the light of cloud benefits has slowly drawn the business world in as SaaS apps and cloud infrastructure become entrenched in IT. The…Continue reading
ROBO Problems: Avoid Truck Rolls to Your Remote Offices
January 30, 2017 by
Whether you’re part of a large enterprise expanding your footprint, a retailer with multiple brick-and-mortar stores, or a bank with many locations, you likely know all about remote office/branch office (ROBO) problems. Much of the pressure of managing remote offices falls on IT if there are outages, slowdowns or too many end-user complaints. For years,…Continue reading
Are Your End Users Haunted by Ghosts?
January 23, 2017 by
No, that’s not a question for superstitious IT leaders. We’re talking about application performance ghost issues—the bane of IT’s existence. Ghost issues are the ones that come up intermittently to degrade end-user experience, but are often impossible to reproduce, identify and fix. Your IT team might be a great group of problem solvers, but application…Continue reading
Stop Fighting Shadow IT
January 17, 2017 by
In just the past ten or so years, consumer devices have swamped enterprises. Along with those devices have come apps and services and the expectation of ease and convenience from technology. The consumerization of IT is more than just the need to support and monitor personal devices on the enterprise network. It’s a mindset shift…Continue reading
Afraid of VoIP in Your Call Center? Lean on Performance Monitoring
January 10, 2017 by
Even though mass-market VoIP technology has been available since 2004, adoption rates have proved underwhelming for the last decade. VoIP adoption rates have picked up in recent years, but business-critical use cases such as the call center still seem to lag behind cloud services adoption in other parts of the enterprise. As the era of…Continue reading
Top Metrics for Measuring End-User Experience in Your Cloud Applications
December 19, 2016 by
Your work doesn’t end after you’ve signed the dotted line of a well-negotiated cloud services SLA. Even after you’ve settled on an SLA with your service provider, it’s your job to make sure you’re getting what you pay for. This is why service-level agreements are coming under fire as they’re applied to cloud application services.…Continue reading
Office 365 Is Stressing Enterprise Networks: Are Your Employees Suffering?
December 14, 2016 by
Moving business applications to the cloud seems like the holy grail for maximizing ROI and supporting an increasingly mobile and remote workforce. However, not all cloud migrations are created equal. Microsoft Office 365, in particular, is presenting challenges for enterprise networks. This isn’t like the old days, when IT upgraded one desktop per user to…Continue reading
What Goes into a Cloud Services SLA?
December 7, 2016 by
How many cloud services SLAs do you have in place today? As cloud services continue to drive your business, the number will grow and you might become numb to SLA fine print. However, it’s important to ensure each SLA has your best interests in mind. Don’t settle for just any cloud services SLA. Know what…Continue reading
Slow Business Apps: What’s the Worst That Can Happen?
November 30, 2016 by
The closer the relationship between an application and your revenue, the easier it is to measure the impact of poor performance. This is why, for example, researchers found that an e-commerce site experiences 7% lower conversion rates for just a 1-second delay in page responses. Companies often invest heavily in performance monitoring for their business-to-customer…Continue reading