AppDynamics: Application Analytics for the New Millennium
What’s old is new again. That maxim is no truer than in the white hot
Application Performance Management (APM) market. A decade ago APM was a dusty
corner of enterprise IT, focusing on keeping creaky enterprise apps up and
Today, the world has changed. Applications have changed. Enterprise IT is
undergoing rapid reinvention. As a result, APM is now at the crux of the
digital transformation trend. And squarely in the center of this firestorm is
San Francisco-based AppDynamics.
Ask any teenager about applications and they’ll look at you funny and say,
“you mean, apps?” and hold up their smartphone. Today, mobile apps lead
the reinvention of the application, filtering down from the consumer space
into all corners of the enterprise.
The democratization of IT has upended the notion of an enterprise applic... (more)
When we talk about the disruption that results from digital transformation,
we usually focus on enterprise consumers of technology. However, it’s also
shaking up the enterprise software and hardware marketplace as well – and
every large incumbent vendor is feeling the pinch.
Leading the pack of transform-or-die incumbents is IBM. This 103-year-old
behemoth has a market cap of about $160 billion, although recent earnings
have disappointed investors. Nevertheless, as a result of several key
decisions they have made over the last twenty years, they are perhaps better
suited to weat... (more)
Compuware May Have a Future After Its Leveraged Buyout
Finance experts say the continued profits from Compuware’s mainframe
business will be key to paying off the debt from the company’s $2.4-billion
A business plan based on giant mainframes might seem precarious and
antiquated in today’s era of cloud computing and wearable devices. But
industry experts note that predictions of an imminent Death of the Mainframe
have been coming for decades and were always proven wrong.
Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, an IT consulting firm, said mainframe
computers are still heav... (more)
Beware the Dangers of Bimodal IT
Many traditional IT executives, reinvigorated and rejuvenated after attending
last week's Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, are now breathing a huge sigh
of relief. They had been worried they'd have to revamp how they were running
their IT shop and bring in a bunch of tattooed hipsters spouting talk of
Agile and DevOps, preaching agility but bringing nothing but chaos. Perish
Instead, Gartner says, relax. Bimodal IT is the way to go. Split your
technology efforts into two parts. Let the Agile cognoscenti take over the
first part,... (more)
What Is a Digital Professional?
I’ve started using the phrase digital professional, in particular in my
recent article dinging Amazon’s cloud division Amazon Web Services (AWS)
for not having a clear digital strategy. However, I haven’t been very clear
on what I mean, so it’s time to put a finer point on this terminology.
The role of digital professional begins back in the 1990s with the rise of
the web professional: people who worked on web sites in some capacity. Some
in the day.
Other designated as ... (more)