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The Importance of APM for Developers By Omed Habib Software developers are the modern equivalent of medieval craftsman. In the old days, masters of the constructive arts - such as those who transformed trees into furniture - would take responsibility for the entire user experience. They did everything from design and configuration to implementation and delivery. If a chair leg broke or wobbled, the craftsman  would also be responsible for resolving the fix. Clearly, the ways of the old masters are not possible at scale. They're more equivalent to a waterfall approach than what's possible with modern software. Now, software developers usually stop upon check-in and are oblivious to the QA builds. When their code reaches production-ready status it's thrown over the fence to the operations team who keeps the applications deployed and running smoothly. Mass production l... (more)

Six Ways CIOs Can Drive #DigitalTransformation | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Analytics

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)

Improve Your UX and You’re Bound to See eCommerce Success | @DevOpsSummit #DevOp #WebPerfs

Improve Your UX and You're Bound to See eCommerce Success By Scott Davis Commerce has become both digital and global: Online sales are expected to exceed $1.6 trillion dollars by 2020. As a customer preferred way of doing business, ecommerce offers increased selection, value, and convenience. Online shopping also offers merchants increased access to customer data and opportunities to capitalize on that information. If your business isn’t keeping pace with best practices in ecommerce UX—not to mention leveraging mobile to capture even more opportunities—you’ll miss out on the cont... (more)

AppDynamics Welcomes Perspica to Cisco

Changing the Way People Think about Business Performance from the Packet Flow to the Customer Experience This morning, Cisco announced the intent to acquire Perspica. First and foremost, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to Perspica’s employees joining the Cisco and the AppDynamics team. It’s crazy to think that our last talk around acquisitions was when Cisco announced its intent to acquire AppDynamics earlier this year. And now, just months later, we’re in the process of bringing Perspica’s world-class team of data scientists and machine learning pioneers on board. Cisco has a... (more)

Digital Transformation: Two Words Don’t Fit All, or Do They? | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

Digital Transformation: Two Words Don't Fit All, or Do They? By Andy Beach Digital transformation. It’s only two simple words, but in the increasingly complex, customer-centric enterprise IT landscape, it’s a phrase that carries multiple meanings — to the point where some would probably observe, tongue-in-cheek, that it doesn’t mean anything anymore. It’d be hard to argue that “digital transformation” hasn’t been pushed into buzzword territory by those of us who write about business IT, but I feel like that speaks more of the concept’s genuine relevance and importance to the suc... (more)