Webinar: An Intro to Software Performance Engineering

24 January 2012

As I like to do from time to time, I’m sharing some details on a Webinar that you might find useful. Here are the details on the event….and feel free to click on over to the site to sign up for the Webinar. That link is HERE. Software performance engineering is becoming increasingly important to [...]

IT Capacity Management Trends for 2012 – Webinar

12 January 2012

Looking for intelligent talk about IT Capacity Management? Then join this Webinar next Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Here’s the sign-up link. And here’s the description from the write-up on the site… The increase in virtualization and cloud computing has significantly changed the scope and complexity of capacity management. Forecasting hardware needs is no longer enough. [...]

Satisfied, Tolerating, and Frustrated – User experience

29 November 2011

A key area of focus for application performane engineering is the user experience.  You need to define the transaction response time goals, these will be confirmed with performance testing, and proactively monitored in production. This is a process that involves meeting with the business to get their expectations, negotiations for the response time goals, and providing [...]

Connecting Performance testing and production

22 November 2011

The performance engineering discipline covers many different aspects for making sure your application is ready to be released into the wind and will provide an outstanding experience for your visitor.  These include performance testing and production monitoring, including the user experience. The results of a performance test must be a true indicator of the production [...]

Webinar: DevOps and the Future of IT Operations

17 November 2011

Coming up November 30, Correlsense is hosting a free Webinar on DevOps. Speaker Amir Gabrieli, Senior Solution Architect at Correlsense, will be focused on leading a discussion around *Factors driving the emergence of DevOps *The challenges of DevOps Integration: management problems, deployment coordination and deployment automation *Use cases which illustrate the need for monitoring DevOps integration. Here’s [...]

Shizen008: Your Head Might Explode – Application Performance and other Deep Topics

17 November 2011

One of the roles I play here at A.P.E. Hub is as the curator of content on the Web. No, I don’t manage the entire Internet or even a tiny slice – actually just this blog. But in that role I have to keep an eye out for folks who are adding value to the [...]

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Industry News

National CMG meeting in Washington DC

Posted on 14 December 2011

The annual Computer Measurement Group conference was held in DC, last week (12/5 to 12/9). Here is the “about me” for the group: The Computer Measurement Group is a not-for-profit, worldwide organization of IT professionals committed to sharing information and best practices focused on ensuring the efficiency and scalability of IT service delivery to the enterprise [...]

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DCSEurope.info: Greater need for IT security to prevent increasing attacks

Posted on 05 December 2011

Large PLC’s and multinationals suffer more prolonged and targeted attacks, whilst SME’s (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) and OMB’s (Owner Managed Businesses) are relatively secure because of their obscurity. This is not true. “The threat to IT systems will always be one of the highest risks to any company, regardless of its size,” says John [...]

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Network World: Cyber Monday Sales Break Record

Posted on 01 December 2011

After a busy Thanksgiving and stellar Black Friday, web watcher comScore predicted that Cyber Monday sales would exceed last year’s record. In 2010, Cyber Monday was the biggest online shopping day of the year, with sales just over $1 billion. The predictions came true. Monday’s $1.25 billion tally is 22% bigger than last year’s Cyber [...]

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SOA World: End-User Experience Drives ROI

Posted on 01 December 2011

Enterprise CFOs are taking an increasingly active role in managing the IT decision making process. As a result, IT professionals need to be prepared to quickly show how innovative technology investments equate to real business value. According to a recent industry report, only 5 percent of CIOs have the power to authorize IT investments. That same [...]