Why predictive analytics is critical for today’s IT operator

To effectively manage and control the firehose of metrics and alerts coming from complex and fast-paced IT environments, you need more than monitoring or performance management tools. You need  the power of analytics. Let’s look at an example from everyday life to see how analytics can have an impact. On the dashboard of your car, […]

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Five whys of predictive analytics

In our domain of IT Operations Analytics (ITOA),  we commonly have to determine the root cause of problems, and there are many approaches to this determination.  I often use the Five Whys approach as part of my explorations. This investigative technique is useful in many situations beyond root cause analysis. I often apply it when […]

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I like to know where my IT & network service problems are

Not long ago, my broadband service at home would degrade and often fail whenever the weather in the UK decided it was time to rain or be slightly damp. Now, if you’ve lived in the UK, you’ll know that we have a fair bit of rain, and so this was becoming a bit of a […]

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Top 6 ways you can be successful in delivering cloud services

Over the last few years, several companies and developers have chosen to use service resources provided over the Internet, known as cloud services. As we already know, cloud services are delivered by several providers according to the most common fundamental models: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service […]

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The power of IBM z13 analytics for real-time transactions

When it comes to extracting meaningful information from data, organizations today are challenged to find insight from the massive volumes of data they already have. That is where analytics comes in, and the new IBM z13 plays an important role in incorporating analytics into real time transactions. But analytics is not only for gaining insight […]

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Five future challenges of enterprise IT infrastructure

This blog post is a collaboration by IBMers from around the world: Gica Livada (Luxembourg), Juergen Loeb (Germany), John Juenemann (United States), Vincent Netillard (France) and Saurabh Bhide (India). Enterprise IT infrastructure services will need to take the lead in the transition to the hybrid and cloud era. According to analysts like IDC and Gartner, […]

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You want real freedom? Analytics should meet your cloud!

So you are under pressure to migrate to the cloud. You understand the risks, and you’ve checked the readiness of the network, the storage and the management software. Now you are working on the processes and their automation so it will be possible to deploy and operate workloads. But maybe, just maybe, there’s something you’ve […]

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Middleware in the cloud era of IT infrastructure

This blog post is a collaboration from a broad cross section of IBMers from around the world: Ramesh Pathak (India), Chad Lingmann (United States), Naveen Deshwal (United States) and Rod Anami (Brazil). Cloud computing is already a reality. Many key players have adopted cloud in their business infrastructure and have demonstrated its value. It is clear that cloud […]

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Determining problems using analytics

Until a few years ago we had glass house systems, where we accepted the amount of time it took to find problems in system logs so we could determine what tools we needed to fix the identified problems. In addition, all remote systems’ interaction problems could easily be managed manually, because the amount of data […]

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