Application performance management (APM) tools allow enterprises to proactively manage their investments in bandwidth and the business-critical applications used every day. An application performance management solution is recognized as an essential component of WAN optimization-techniques that help businesses get the best possible performance from existing networks.
However, building a business case for an application performance management solution requires more than a belief in its benefits. It requires some data to quantify the value of a bottom-line result.
This white paper reviews ten business scenarios in which application performance management solutions are used to monitor applications across the WAN deliver a quantifiable Return on Investment (ROI). Example cases and calculations are provided for each scenario, describing how companies have quantified the value of an APM solution in that area.
The principle “what gets measured gets managed” dictates that by simply examining an activity, you can get a handle on it and find ways to improve it. However, not all metrics are created equal—meaning not all things that can be measured will give you the ability to proactively take action in a timely manner. Case in point: If you measure the effectiveness of your customer success and recurring revenue growth programs based only on retention, churn, renewal or attrition rates, then you have a problem. These are very important metrics, and they are definitely key to your business. The problem is that these metrics can only tell you if you have a problem, which you often discover only after it is too late to affect real change.
The number one technology issue in the C-suite today is cyber-security.
And there’s no wonder—attacks are becoming more numerous and more sophisticated than ever. The cost of cyber-crime to the global economy has topped more than $445 billion2 – equivalent to 1% of global GDP. Sometimes cyber-crime can seem unstoppable – while firms spent more than $75 billion on cyber-defences in 20153 , cyber-crime grew by 38% that year.
That’s why C-suite executives everywhere are asking: What can we do to make a difference in defending against hackers, cyber-criminals and digital spies?
There is one major difference between disaster avoidance and disaster recovery: Only one of them is an actual disaster.
Avoiding disaster starts by proactively answering a few basic questions. Download this e-Book to learn how to properly prepare your business for when a potential disaster strikes.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
If you’re like most developers, you spend about two-thirds of your time building and the rest of your
time learning. Sometimes your research is proactive, based on personal interest or a desire to maintain
your skills, but more likely it’s out of necessity—learning what you need to tackle your next big project.
Not long ago, new projects assumed an on-premises or hosted approach, forcing you to spend
considerable time on essential requirements like scalability, availability, and security. Today, you still
must deliver on those essentials, but the apps you’re building need to do a lot more: support millions
of users, span the globe, make sense of petabytes of data, and delight users in new ways.
Cloud services not only deliver “built-in” scalability and availability, but also provide an unprecedented
range of prebuilt functionality for driving innovation into your apps—ready to evaluate for your next
project, without your having to worry about physical infrastructure and the related ove
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Each organization has a unique journey to the cloud based on its own starting point, its history, its
culture, and its goals. This document is designed to meet you wherever you are on that journey and
help you build or reinforce a solid foundation around cloud application development and operations,
service management, and governance.
At Microsoft, we have been on our own journey for the past decade, and over the past years we have
learned important lessons by developing our own internal and customer-facing systems. At the same
time, we've been fortunate to share the experiences of thousands of customers on their own journeys.
This document is designed to share those experiences and distill them into proactive guidance. You
do not need to follow these recommendations to the letter, but you ignore them at your peril. Our
experience has shown that a careful approach to these topics will speed you along on your
organization’s journey and avoid well understood pitfalls.
For the past severa
Drift and Demandbase are joining forces to
revolutionize the way businesses do accountbased marketing (ABM).
Want to join us?
In this guide, we explore how adopting a
conversational approach to ABM can help you
amplify your existing strategy and help you be
more targeted, proactive, and consistent with
your outreach. When you’re finished reading,
you’ll come away with a step-by-step set of
instructions for implementing a conversational
ABM game plan for your business.
Research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows how firms can improve data security. Certain firms consistently demonstrate success in reducing breaches across all major forms of cyber-attack. 32% of companies named their top security priority as adopting a proactive data defense strategy. Discover eight steps to reduce vulnerability to cyber-attack.
Read what companies are doing to make PCC initiatives an integral part of their unified communications and customer retention strategies, from Mathew Erickson, senior product manager for outbound solutions at Interactive Intelligence,
Join John Myers, managing research director at leading IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), and Heine Krog Iversen, CEO at TimeXtender, for a discussion on how to improve your organization’s responsiveness to business change and how to adapt to a data-driven environment.
Attendees will gain insight on:
How data-driven organizations are changing business and technology
Which data sources are empowering data-driven organizations and challenging IT departments
How IT departments and analytical teams can get ahead of data-driven change
How data warehouse automation enables not only data-driven business stakeholders, but proactive IT departments
Unexpected disasters threaten organizations across the globe daily. Surprisingly, many businesses are not prepared for such disasters. They lack business continuity plans which can provide both proactive and reactive strategies to minimize the impact of unforeseen setbacks.
Going green is becoming more than an altruistic aspiration to save the planet. A proactive corporate environmental policy is now an essential part of any company’s overall business strategy. Download this paper to find out how IBM can help you to support environmental initiatives while achieving your company's long-term business goals.
Differentiate yourself from the competition with superior services and products. Business process management (BPM) powered by the IBM Smart SOA™ portfolio makes it possible by enabling you to monitor, manage and improve business operations. Constant insight fuels smarter decisions and a more proactive approach to business.
When companies adopted Just-In-Time (JIT) tactics, they did so primarily to reduce inventory costs. For the most part, this strategy worked. Reducing stocks of raw materials, parts, assemblies and finished goods reduces carrying costs, allowing companies to invest the freed-up funds in more productive assets and projects.
The nature of the financial services industry places a myriad of international compliance requirements on a company's IT team, as well as an expectation by its customers to deliver the high test levels of performance and reliability.
To survive and thrive, businesses in the industry must not only keep pace with customer demand but gain competitive advantage. Those demands mean the IT team must be at the forefront of adopting emerging technologies.
This is certainly true for Orangefield Columbus, who recently experienced significant growth in its multiple databases which led to the serious performance degradation of its existing storage system. By focusing on a proactive data management storage array, Orangefield was able to eliminate resource contention.
Download now and examine Orangefield's journey to find a solution that would meet, and exceed, their performance and capacity requirements.
Anti-virus does much more than reactively detect known viruses; it proactively scans for unknown ones too. So, how do scanners really work? The aim of this paper is to reduce some of the confusion around the workings of AV technology, and to clarify what is realistic to expect from AV protection, particularly heuristic analysis.
Published By: Proofpoint
Published Date: Apr 22, 2010
This whitepaper addresses the key e-discovery challenges facing legal and IT departments today, form the impact of regulations such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) to the technology required to deal with them. Finally, this paper describes how businesses can develop a proactive strategy to deal with e-discovery requests in the event of litigation, saving time and money in the process.
The topic of security is now unquestionably a C-suite priority. An enterprise that delegates security matters solely to the CIO is compounding its risk factors. Organizations need to move toward a more systematic and proactive approach to addressing security threats and managing compliance requirements. Download the white paper to learn more.
This white paper examines the looming threat horizon that is forcing companies to reexamine their endpoint security functions and discusses ESET's solution for integrated security management that is built around its advanced heuristic technology.