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I'm reading a McKinsey report from May 2013 that talks about 12 disruptive technologies, including cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT). I'll focus on the IoT here. The report estimates the IoT Internet to be worth between $2.7 and $6.2 trillion by the year 2025.(The world'...
Like many organisations across the globe today iomart is celebrating the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. To mark this anniversary we asked our staff to share their memories of the early days of the World Wide Web and we’ll come to their recollections in a moment. But one member of...
The cable companies and telcos who dominate the U.S. market for Internet access won a victory when they succeeded in having the heart of the FCC’s ruling on net neutrality struck down. Now, for the first time legally, those companies can both block content and offer fast lane services ...
In the ongoing debate over net neutrality, brought to the forefront this past week by the Netflix, Comcast, Verizon deal, there is now increasing dialogue about what could happen if some form of real blocking and favoring starts to happen. For some this is the nightmare scenario: only ...
Unless you have been sleeping under a rock, you are probably aware that in May 2011 Google open-sourced the key audio/video components for web browsers, paving the way for the development of rich, high quality, RTC applications in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5. This ...
In our last two articles, we discussed what we have learned from last year’s holiday season as well as things that we can do in the preparation phase for this year’s upcoming event. In this blog we show you those dashboards and data points you need throughout the holiday season to make...
You may not realize it, but your house is getting smarter. Devices that were once entirely manually controlled, whether it’s your thermostat, the locks on your doors, or your porch lights, are now entering an era of autonomy, and the list of devices in the home automation spectrum is c...
In our previous 2013 Online Holiday Shopping blog Klaus highlighted that the top goal of 2013 is to increase Conversion Rates and take into consideration everything we have learned in past years such as Third-Party Performance, as well as the new challenges such as “The Rise of Mobile ...
Unless you have been sleeping under a rock, you are probably aware that in May 2011 Google open-sourced the key audio/video components for web browsers, paving the way for the development of rich, high quality, RTC applications in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5. WebR...
At times, I can be a bit of a procrastinator. If there is no pressing need to clean out the garage this week, shop for holiday gifts, or do my taxes, I can easily be convinced to let it go until next week or next month. Inevitably, though, something happens that makes me wish I hadn’t ...
In a previous article, I summarized that Gartner was seeing increased inquiries and spending on IT analytics platforms from buyers that traditionally purchased application performance monitoring tools. This suggested that one of Gartner's "five pillars of APM" - namely analytics, was t...
Cyber – that is, anything having to do with the Internet – has evolved significantly since the Internet became a part of our daily lives. It is having significant impact of the development of nations, the democratizations of nations, on the defense of nations. In this ZapFlash, we’re p...
In this example, we look at how real-time Web communications can work well with a non-blocking JavaScript back-end server and a NoSQL database. Our demo is a simple drawing app. If all you use is WebSocket with simple pub-sub messaging, you can already achieve pretty amazing things ...
Andreas Grabner described how he used the Compuware APM PureStack technology to identify the server-side performance issues during a recent load test run against the Compuware APM Community Portal, a production application used by our customers. He was able to quickly identify the CPU ...
2013 is turning into a big year for Big Data. Colorfully described by one commentator recently as being "like Moneyball for geeks", Big Data is - quite literally - the Next Big Thing. The big data analytics marketplace is truly heating up in terms of interest, activity, technology and ...
Our client TescaraHats (name changed for commercial reasons), a European market leader in manufacturing customized hats, decided to expand its market reach with an e-commerce site where its potential customers could choose, customize and order hats online. TescaraHats used an APM tool ...
Complexity is the new reality of web and mobile applications with almost no new release going out without the addition of services and applications spread across many different companies. But the reality of this new interrelationship is still the same: If a third-party Internet outage ...
NetApp, which is under pressure from activist shareholder Elliott Management to shape up and return value, said Tuesday that it’s going to can 900 people to spiff up its financials, 400 less that the 1,300 that Piper Jaffray estimated last week.
Part 2 of a two part blog series looking at the journey enterprise IT departments take as they increasingly seek to understand the relationships and impact of IT infrastructure performance on application performance and business services. Through observation, Fred notices that even...
Part 1 – of a two part series looking at the journey enterprise IT departments take as they increasingly seek to understand the relationships and impact of IT infrastructure performance on application performance and business services. As a product manager at Netuitive, I’m often put...
I read the following question recently, "Are we acting strategically enough to matter?" I remember the question, because I believe it is so important for us all to answer. It is a question all IT and business people should be asking themselves! In this picture of charging elephants,...
We are often asked how our clients use WebRenderer in their projects. There are thousands of different use cases our ingenious clients have come up with that have both delighted and surprised us. WebRenderer is more than just an embeddable Java Swing browser. WebRenderer also gives you...
A question that every online application provider will face eventually is: Does my application scale? Can I add an extra 100 users and still ensure the same user experience? If the application architecture is properly designed the easiest way is to put an additional server behind the l...
I’m excited to announce a new feature to TraceView – the Data API. In a nutshell, the Data API exposes all of those high-level metrics you’re collecting in TraceView over REST, formatted as JSON. Now you can take that data, jam it into your own system and do whatever you need to make ...
Two or three times a year, Bon-Ton Stores products are featured on Jill’s “Steals and Deals” segment on the “Today Show.” The products are promoted with huge discounts. As soon as the segment first airs on the East Coast, the “Steals and Deals” site displays the featured products, with...
Go ahead try saying Ubiquisys 10 times fast. Surely that little tongue-twister will disappear now that Cisco has decided to buy the place. Surely $310 million in cash and retention bonuses will fetch it rechristening rights and make the receptionist happy. The mighty switch hou...
A/B and multivariate testing are often used to improve the conversion funnel. What these tools do is randomly place alternative change images, text or other design elements to gather statistics about how these things affect site visitors. Companies have had great success using such sol...
How many advertisements for automobiles today promote the fact their cars are horseless carriages? None! Why? It is an assumption that your automobile will be horseless. The same is happening today with mobile apps. Who would develop a work order management or scheduling system tod...
As much as we try to avoid performance problems, they do happen. It is inevitable. But it is possible to learn to react fast, and in some occasions fast enough that the impact on the end users is negligible. Despite operators’ best efforts, 73% of performance issues are reported by use...
Recent developments in the healthcare industry have meant that patient and disease specific data is now more important than ever. This is because EMRs backed by health information exchanges across the nation have simplified the exchange of lab reports, tests, scans, prescribed medicati...
If you want to learn iOS 6 development, this is a great place to start. The book spends the first several chapters covering the basics. The author first shows you how to get your system setup and how to install Xcode. He then covers the Xcode interface and the iOS simulator. After tha...
This book is both board and deep. Meaning it covers a ton of topics and goes in-depth on all of them. This book is great for the beginner, but also has a lot of advanced material. After a nice introduction that explains the structure of the book the author starts off Part 1 covering t...
No matter which team you were cheering for (or if you even watched the game at all), Super Bowl Sunday 2013 was more than a football game. Since the late 1990s, Super Bowl advertisers have tried to successfully link their TV ads to their online properties, sometimes with mixed results....
After presenting to a partner of Kaazing last week I got asked what impact the emerging WebSocket standard would have on the Web, assuming we continue down the path that has already been laid out. The impact could be the … Jan. 29, 2013 01:29 PM EST  Reads: 3,511
I did not look closely at the description of this book before acquiring it. I mistakenly thought it was going to be about the Core Frameworks iOS has to offer. I thought that because I own the previous version of the author's book The iOS 5 Developer's Cookbook: Core Concepts and Essen...
Being a revenue-focused, data-driven tech marketer is no longer a best practice—it is, to use Hollis Tibbetts' pithy wording, "table stakes." But even if a marketing organization can't quite raise the stakes to get a seat among their best-performing peers (many marketers lag behind acc...
In 1704, the first newspaper advertisement was published. Ever since, newspapers have served their local and loyal community of readers, while pursuing new revenue streams in advertising. And so began an uneasy relationship with consumerism – newspapers can uniquely offer advertisers a...
Last week I downloaded the new native application version of Facebook mobile for my iPhone. I must admit that I like the native application far better than the HTML5 version. The HTML5 version was jerky, slow to load, and scrolling up and down the news feeds was rough. The native ve...
As part of my prep for the talk we give at JavaOne 2012, I built a WebSocket app using JavaFX 2.2 front-end with NetBeans 7.2 and the brand new JavaFX Scene Builder 1.0. The tools were a pleasant surprise, they were pretty straight-forward to … Aug. 27, 2012 05:47 PM EDT  Reads: 7,200
Major retailers like Sears, Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Best Buy, Shell and others announced last week their focus on developing MCX, Merchant Customer Exchange, to enhance their sales and cover the growing demand for capabilities to buy things from the smartphone. This is a great milestone in ...