Hybrid IT service management

Why Forrester named IBM a leader in the APM market

I am pleased to announce that IBM Application Performance Management (APM) has been named a leader in the report “The Forrester Wave™: Application Performance Management Solutions, Q3 2016.” Forrester, the research and advisory analyst firm, explored 14 APM vendors and evaluated them according to current offering, strategy and market presence. According to Forrester, IBM ranked […]

How DevOps is changing application performance management

As I travel around the world meeting with clients, I see a consistent trend: a significant number of companies have already moved to DevOps, and many others are evaluating or moving to DevOps now. They see DevOps transforming the process of developing, rolling out and administering business applications—making the entire process more efficient. Unique DevOps […]

What playing with building blocks can teach you about app development

If you’re like me, you enjoyed playing with toy building blocks growing up. I distinctly remember sitting for hours, creating all kinds of buildings, cars, planes and a number of unidentifiable structures out of these little blocks. The building process is just as important as the management process, so let’s connect toy blocks to IBM […]

Second gear application performance management

Part 2 – Traditional IT In my previous blog post, “Part 1 – Agile IT,” I focused on the developer and line-of-business (LOB) personnel. Here I’ll focus on IT operations and I’ll bring the two-speed IT approach for APM solutions together. IT operations The IT operations employee is another heavy user of monitoring solutions. Their […]

Second gear application performance management

Part 1 – Agile IT In 2014 Gartner predicted that “75 percent of IT organizations will be bimodal in some way by 2017.” We are in the midst of this two-speed IT approach that organizations are adopting at an increasing rate to stay relevant for their customers. Whereas speed 1 is traditional IT being managed […]

What happened to Tivoli?

Are you looking for Tivoli products and can’t find them on the web? Did your bookmark return a 404 error?  Is Tivoli gone? Don’t you lov(e) IT anymore? Rest assured: The Tivoli portfolio still exists, it just has new branding. At the bottom of this blog post you can find links to rebranded solutions for […]

Why APM matters to WebSphere users and app owners

Sweet dreams As an application owner, there are a lot of reasons to lose sleep at night. So many questions can run through your mind–Is my application performing well? Are my customers happy? Can I find problems before they impact users? Can I avoid revenue loss? Can I maintain my excellent reputation? Did I remember […]

Accelerating hybrid innovation with WAS and IBM APM

I’m assuming if you’re reading this you know what IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) is. If not, or if you want to hear more about the latest capabilities from the 24 June Version 9 release, check out this announcement. Likewise, this also won’t be an overview on IBM Application Performance Management, but there’s plenty of […]

Netcool’s network health dashboard at Cisco Live!

If you plan on attending Cisco Live Las Vegas next week, please drop by IBM Booth #1536 to learn about the latest Netcool innovations in the area of cognitive operations and analytics, including the opportunity to see a demo of our analytics capability. I will also be giving a talk at IBM Booth #1536 titled […]

My POV: The current state of ITSM

In my previous post, “What is the Future of IT Service Management?”, I discussed why ITSM is more important now than ever.  I also talked about a few other transformations that will happen within ITSM. It’s always a good thing to think about the future in terms of what might be possible.  But do you […]

Shaping workload scheduling: IBM Workload Scheduler 9.3 FP2

IBM just released Fix Pack 1 for Workload Scheduler Version 9.3 in December of 2015. So why then is a brand new fix pack being published only months later? What is so important that they had to release a new fix pack? Hear the news and insights directly from the experts. Get comfortable and listen […]