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It was hard to imagine this book getter any better than it already was. I guess that was because I never expected so many changes. This is the most I have ever seen a new edition of a book change. If you own the second edition, you will definitely want this new one. It is almost like a...
Microsoft started taking pre-orders for Windows 8 Friday. The upgrade price is $70. The widgetry is set to be released on October 26, when the software can be downloaded for $40, an offer that will expire at the end of January. The offer extends to XP, Vista and Windows 7. Buyers c...
Only a fraction of organizations will migrate to Agile methods completely and for all projects. The reality is, many types of projects are not well suited for Agile approaches for a variety of reasons. Some organizations run multiple projects across many departments and corporate entit...
Thanks to the great guys who help our customers with their application performance problems we can share some of their stories in this article. We hope you – responsible for application performance in your own organization – can leverage these findings in order to prevent these common ...
After foiling press prophecies last week about when the media would get invitations to the supposedly thinner 7.85-inch iPad mini’s unveiling the precious suggestive invites arrived the other day. The widget, whose existence Apple has yet to acknowledge and addresses competition from...
Too many IT departments take the stance of "I'll worry about it when I have to worry about it." Problem with security issues is, by then it's too late. Often times maintaining the status quo is as dangerous as doing nothing at all. In my experience there are two types of enterprise IT...
Violin Memory, the high-speed flash memory array maker, quietly filed its papers with the SEC last month to go public according to Bloomberg, which was quoting “two people familiar with the matter.” It puts Violin’s possible valuation at near $2 billion. At least that’s what Violin’s...
Cloud Marketing is undergoing such radical changes that some have even suggested that programmers, or so called "Growth Hackers," will replace marketers altogether. In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Ken Rutsky, a Product and Service Marketing Consultant, will explo...
New Relic, Inc., on Wednesday announced the availability of key transaction performance management, enabling organizations large and small to take advantage of enterprise business transaction performance tracking. Until now, business transaction performance management has only been ava...
Compuware Corporation has announced pricing for a deep transaction management solution for optimizing performance of Apache Hadoop applications. Compuware APM's dynaTrace Enterprise for Hadoop will be offered starting at just $1,000 per Hadoop Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Applications ...
Microsoft Tuesday priced its ARM-based tablet, the dingus with the ARM-ported Windows RT that won’t run any of the scads of applications written for x86 machines although there will be an ARM-ported version of Office bundled with the things. The new widgets will go on sale next week ...
On any significant size project I am going to have a team of developers reporting to me. Over the years those numbers have varied greatly. I have managed 1 developer and teams of developers. I have the most fun on projects where I have between 4 and 10 developers. I also prefer to be ...
Amazon is negotiating to acquire Texas Instruments’ abandoned ARM business, according to Calcalist, the Israeli business daily written in Hebrew. It says the companies are in advanced talks. According to the story Amazon wants to be a merchant chip house competing with Qualcomm, Sams...
Apple has poached a top chip designer from Samsung, its nemesis as well as its foundry. It’s waltzed off with the guy who was chief engineer at AMD until June of 2011, when he went to work for Samsung down Texas way as chief system architect. Jim Mergard, who was at AMD for 16 year...
Cbeyond Inc. on Monday announced the launch of its new TotalCloud(TM) Data Center managed service. With TotalCloud Data Center, small and medium-sized businesses can now access secure, enterprise-class, customizable cloud services without having to purchase, configure, install and mana...
AMD is going to squeeze into what it calls the performance tablet market with a new low-power 40nm Z-60 APU for Windows 8 platforms that has a two-core CPU running at 1GHz. The chip, codenamed Hondo and really meant for notebooks or netbooks, has a thermal design envelop of 4.5W. It r...
If you are an IT manager, application owner, architect or developer in a corporation leveraging a mainframe, then today is a revolutionary day: Application Performance Management is now available end-to-end for the mainframe. Read about how this will drastically change the way we manag...
One of the dirty little secrets about security: there is simply no way to make your company impervious to a data breach. It's almost a statistical certainty that you will, at some point or another, be hit with a security scenario that you're not prepared for. That's why security today ...
This book's title Essentials Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process, is a perfect description of what this book is. It covers every essential that you need to know about the scrum process, and the book is written to every role in the scrum process. After a nice int...
Compuware Corporation on Wednesday announced a new generation performance analytics solution that raises the intelligence of software-as-a-service (SaaS) application performance management (APM). Outage Analyzer provides real-time visualizations and alerts of outages in third-party web...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cameramanager.com has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Cameramanager.com is a dedicated surveillance operato...
Savvis on Wednesday announced the availability of Savvis Symphony Database, a cloud-based database platform, in Europe. Symphony Database, which Savvis unveiled in October 2011 in North America, brings the advantages of cloud computing to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server environments w...
Cisco has terminated its long-standing and strategic reseller and licensing arrangement with Chinese telecommunication equipment maker ZTE because an internal investigation found ZTE has been passing banned Cisco networking gear to Iran, according to a Reuter’s exclusive Monday morning...
Will cloud surveillance be the next big cloud revolution or is it just the inevitable evolution of the way 'the cloud' evolves? In his session at the 11th International Cloud Expo, Rishi Lodhia, CEO & Founder of CameraManager.com, will elaborate on the enormous business potential beh...
Compuware Corporation on Tuesday announced Compuware APM for Mainframe, a solution for deep transaction management from the edge through the mainframe. By combining Compuware dynaTrace’s patented PurePath Technology® with Compuware Strobe’s unrivaled mainframe application management ex...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 20/20 Vision has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 11th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 5–8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. 20/20 vision Europe provides an easy-to-use, cost-effe...
There is truly a difference in terms of scope, application and business need between security "in" the cloud and security "from" the cloud. No, this isn't 7th grade English...I promise. With all the important decisions IT departments make, what’s the big deal whether cloud security m...
As data continues to grow at unprecedented rates, businesses are struggling to keep up with storage needs and requirements. A new type of cloud has emerged that helps manage information – Cloud 2.0, which puts the control of cloud hosting environments into the hands of business profess...
Does analysis lead to synthesis? How do you solve a complex problem? Break the complex problem into sub-task till each task is clearly understood and doable. Assign responsibility and monitor each task till they are complete. Once all tasks are completed the problem is solved! Wel...
Information and identities are the lifeblood of your enterprise, yet the use of public cloud services challenge many legacy approaches to protecting what’s important. The move to the cloud requires a new control point that provides visibility and protection of your critical information...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, a late convert to the cloud, formally announced the coming of an Oracle Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud to compete primarily with Amazon Web Services. The announcement was made during his keynote Sunday at Oracle OpenWorld. Larry, being Larry, and t...
How’s this for turnabout. Lenovo, the now $30 billion Chinese company that bought IBM’s PC operation in 2005 as a path to global glory and is now threatening to replace HP as the world’s largest PC vendor, is going to start making PCs in North Carolina next year after the production ...
Knoa® Software, the leading provider of user experience and performance management software, today announced results of a survey conducted during its recent webinar entitled “Thinking of Application Performance Management? Don’t Do It. Find Out More.” Knoa polled global information tec...
Workday, the cloud-based HR start-up co-founded by ex-PeopleSoft executives David Duffield and Aneel Bhusri, who vamoosed after Oracle acquired PeopleSoft in a hostile takeover in 2005, is set to go public next Friday. It means to sell 22.75 million Class A shares for between $21 and...
Java players Azul and CumuLogic have teamed up to create what they say is the first integrated, truly elastic PaaS-enablement platform by combining CumuLogic’s Java-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) with Azul’s memory-elastic Zing runtime (i.e., Java Virtual Machine). The move is su...
One does not typically draw associations between manufacturing, wilderness hikes, the theory of constraints, and the management of information technology solutions. In this discussion we take a look at how applying some of the long-held techniques for optimizing manufacturing processe...
“Mobile” and “Web” sound like a perfect match, but reality often shows that these two trends form opposite forces. Recently we had an interesting engagement with one of our customers where we found how easy and dangerous it can be to inadvertently spoil end-users’ experience with mobil...
Oracle turned in its fiscal Q1 scorecard Thursday when the market closed and said earnings were up 11% to $2 billion (41 cents a share) on revenues down 2% to $8.2 billion. Wall Street expected $8.4 billion New software licenses and cloud software subscriptions revenues were up 5% to...
The ability to conduct effective performance testing has become a highly desired skillset within the IT industry. Unfortunately, these highly sought-after skills are consistently in short supply. "Front-end testers" can work with a tool to create a realistic load and although this is a...
In a logical extension of its cloud-pleasing subscription billing system, Zuora, the start-up near Oracle where Marc Benioff has parked some of his money, is going after the next big thing, which for it is the finance department, keeper of the corporate treasury. This week it launche...