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This is a guest blog post by Vicky Woollaston, Digital Editor @WIREDUK As I write this post, I’m reflecting on our complete dependence on software and technology today. While not having access to emails for an hour or so might be a welcome relief to some, an outage on such a critical application not only risks destabilising businesses — invoices delayed, meetings missed — it highlights just how reliant industry now is on technology. In fact, there are entire industries set up to capitalise on this reliance — a quick search brings up listicles of 50, 100, 200 productivity apps from Slack to Pocket and Wanderlist to Facebook Messenger bots. The irony being that while trying to be productive, there’s a plethora of apps that want to distract you. And in such a sea of services, performance is make or break — something AppDynamics is acutely aware of. Recently acquired by ... (more)

Application Monitoring with JConsole, VisualVM and AppDynamics Lite

What happens when mission-critical Java applications slow down or keep crashing in production? The vast majority of IT Operations (Ops) today bury their heads in log files. Why? because that's what they’ve been doing since IBM invented the mainframe. Diving into the weeds feels good, everyone feels productive looking at log entries, hoping that one will eventually explain the unexplainable. IT Ops may also look at system and network metrics which tell them how server resource and network bandwidth is being consumed. Again, looking at lots of metrics feels good but what is causing... (more)

What You Need to Know About #Blockchain | @CloudExpo #Bitcoin #FinTech

Blockchain: Everything You Need to Know By Omed Habib The first thing you need to know about blockchain is that it enables the creation of virtual currencies and intelligent contracts. At its core is the concept of a “distributed ledger,” where data on transactions is recorded across a range of specified databases. Every transaction can be tracked and replicated in real time. That’s how the identities of user accounts, even if they are anonymous, can be verified and secured behind advanced cryptography and digital signatures. The second thing you need to know is that blockchain c... (more)

DevOps Trend | @CloudExpo @AppDynamics #APM #DevOps #Microservices

The Top 5 2016 Trends That Are Changing Software Development By Omed Habib Software development is a moving target. You have to keep your eye on trends in the tech space that haven’t even happened yet just to stay current. Consider what’s happened with augmented reality (AR) in this year alone. If you said you were working on an AR app in 2015, you might have gotten a lot of blank stares or jokes about Google Glass. Then Pokémon GO happened. Like AR, the trends listed below have been building steam for some time, but they’ll be taking off in surprising new directions before the e... (more)

Six Ways CIOs Can Drive Digital Transformation | @CloudEXPO #AI #AIOps #DevOps #Analytics #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation

Six Ways CIOs Can Drive Digital Transformation and Lead Their Companies Toward Revenue By Megan Van Vlack Growing a digital business is essential for virtually every enterprise across every industry. Large enterprises and small businesses alike are digitizing their internal and customer-facing processes and services to increase efficiency, scale their businesses, and collect meaningful data. Yet, while many companies have launched digital services to collect data, we haven’t fully tapped into the potential of data analytics—even though studies suggest that digital will be a top ... (more)