Top Issues Impacting Application Performance on the Cloud What are the key reasons application performance takes a hit? This question often crosses the mind of an enterprise and cloud system manager. Eliminating or reducing the key factors that can have a negative impact on the application is crucial for large system builders. However, summarizing these factors is no trivial task. Most analysts would conclude that almost everything that makes up the system or touches an application either improves or degrades its performance. Sometimes, factors that degrade an application are the result of a compromise in improving functionality or providing ease of
Virtualization Enables BYOD & Delivers IT Services On-Demand to Any Device With BYOD finding its way into the enterprise, the demand to deliver IT services to a plethora of devices while ensuring information security and keeping a centralized security policy are some of the real challenges which organization can no more ignore. Virtualization is an enabler which provides a viable solution to these and more challenges – simplifying IT infrastructure, cutting significant costs and allowing modern enterprise worker to use IT services on any device. The age of dedicated work stations with frequent software updates and its associated complexities are
Revolutionize Real-time Website Monitoring with Webmon “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” – Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), British physicist and engineer. Lord Kelvin, father of the absolute temperature scale now named after him, got it right more than a hundred years ago. Measurement is critical to improvement, whether it be a product or process. Even the management doctrine of “What cannot be measured cannot be managed” has its origins in Kelvin’s pronouncement. In a world of business that operates 24x7x365 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – in other words, always), real-time
Crime Mapping: The Great Equalizer One of the most interesting and useful tools that the Cloud has developed is mapping. When the Global Positioning System was developed it was envisioned simply as a tool to assist Military leaders to keep track of assets on the battlefield. Mapping has grown so far beyond this relatively simple use that it would be nearly as hard to do without as cell phones. Of course there is much more to mapping than peeking at your smart phone to locate the nearest latte’ stand or even watching the cops on TV tracking the bad guys
Cloud Infographic: Tablet Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO) The medical establishment has made some efforts toward digitizing its record keeping, and Cloud based applications would seem like a natural fit. Until recently, however, the move to a Medical Cloud has been hampered by concerns of security and patient privacy. Recent trends seem to indicate that the efficiency of Cloud Based record keeping services are becoming a more attractive use of dwindling resources. The Medical industry has been slow to move to the Cloud, in part due to security and privacy concerns. The biggest inertial factor seems to be that Medical IT personnel
Gravity of Real-Time Security Issue in Today’s Cloud Environment The security has always been the core issue of the information technology since the advent of the concept of e-commerce and electronic transactions. There are the hundreds of thousands of security related threats that our networks encounter daily. If we analyzed the so-called big data, we would be astonished that billions of security events take place in our network elements daily. In fact, there are more than one billion events recorded just in a single Firewall network element. Is existing network security capable of dealing with the information in real time?
Omnichannel Loyalty: The New Customer Connection Loyalty attrition is always a considerable problem when dealing with long term customer engagement. Costly and labor-intensive efforts to keep customers engaged are wasted due to the exponential deterioration of consumer interest. The idea of customer loyalty being a static state-of-mind has become obsolete. Now, customers demand constant participation, interaction and attention from and with the brand itself. But omnichannel loyalty (OCL) engages customers through a variety of ways. From various points of sale to social media, a company connects with its customers throughout different areas of the customer life cycle. If executed properly, OCL can have stronger long-term