IT Superheroes: A Q&A with Theresa Lanowitz, founder of Voke Media

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Thersa Lanowitz, founder of leading analyst firm, Voke Media. As a former Gartner Analyst and an asset to the Jini project at Sun (IoT before it was IoT), Theresa has extensive knowledge in software automation, lifecycles, and emerging trends with companies such as Apple, IBM, and HP.   Theresa Read More

AppDynamics Partners with Apica So DevOps Teams Can Ensure Flawless Application Performance

Apica is excited to announce our new partnership with AppDynamics. The content below is from the AppDynamics blog. IDG research* suggests nearly a third of employees who resolve disruptions reside in application development teams. These developers are regularly challenged to deliver business critical applications that provide the best possible user experience with high reliability. While Read More

Monitoring tools: A software rot watchdog

In addition to measuring performance metrics, website and application monitoring tools can help your company’s developers write better code by identifying changes that hurt efficiency. Monitoring tools can point development teams towards problems relating to active software rot, which describes how continual updates to software can deplete software performance and integrity. Your business can compare monitoring data before and Read More

Black friday 2017: When mobile sales overtake desktop sales

Mobile customer engagement service Mobify is projecting that 2017 is the year that people will spend more money on mobile platforms than traditional desktop computers on Black Friday. While mobile website traffic surpassed its desktop counterpart on Black Friday back in 2015, people were more likely to complete purchases on a traditional computer then. This year, Black Friday could easily top Read More

Location Monitoring: Looking at Regional/National IoT Preparedness

As businesses invest in Internet of Things technologies for new opportunities, it’s important to understand how technical and social factors play in to how well-primed a region is for expansion. The Internet isn’t created equally depending on where a person is, so while IoT devices may perform well in the coastal United States, elsewhere, the infrastructure Read More

Emerging IoT Technologies: More to Monitor, More to Test Beyond the Device

Internet of Things devices serve as one of the most exciting opportunities for businesses to grow but come with the caveat of far greater reliance on monitoring and load testing technologies. It’s very much a paradigm shift in how many devices-per-person Internet infrastructures needs to look at handling; it’s no longer one computer and smartphone each, but rather dozens Read More

How Performance Monitoring is Like Having an Ever-Present Code Proofreader

Performance monitoring is a lot like having an ever-present code proofreader who keeps looking over your company’s website and application code for performance issues on a never-ending basis. Programmers and writers have a lot in common when it comes to editing their work: generally, they do a great job of catching major errors that break Read More

The 2017 Mid-Year Status Of Web Security: DDoS And More

While the recent WannaCry attacks have kept ransomware front-and-center in the news, businesses can’t forget about protecting themselves from distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. According to ZDNet, Ransomware and DDoS are the top digital security threats the public faces today. While ransomware holds data hostage on one side, Internet of Things-based botnets create DDoS attacks on previously unimaginable scales on the other. Read More

Load Time Killing Content Creation Mistakes

We’ve previously examined many of the root causes of poor website and application load times on the technical side in the past like failing to implement a monitoring strategy and inefficient scaling. While IT staff and programmers have plenty to keep themselves busy with improving platform performance, some of the burden also falls on the people who create Read More

Emerging IoT Technologies: More To Monitor, More To Test Beyond The Device

Internet of Things devices serve as one of the most exciting opportunities for businesses to grow but come with the caveat of far greater reliance on monitoring and load testing, especially for IoT technologies. It’s very much a paradigm shift in how many devices-per-person Internet infrastructures needs to look at handling; it’s no longer one computer and smartphone Read More