Every industry, and every company, is transforming itself with software to deliver new, improved digital services that capture new markets and reduce operational costs. In this quest for constant improvement, organisations are set to spend $1.2 trillion this year. However, despite the goal to provide customers and business users with better, more seamless experiences, rarely does a week go by without performance problems causing disruption. In today’s always on, always connected digital world, mere milliseconds of downtime can cost millions in lost revenue and, as we become ever more reliant on software, there’s increasingly less margin for error.To protect their organisation against the chaos that performance problems can cause, the root cause must be found quickly, so IT teams can get to work resolving it before users are impacted. However, as the software landscape evolves to drive faster innovation, enterprise applications, and the hybrid cloud environments they run in, … [Read more...] about Can AI help make performance problems a thing of the past?
caption Roseanne Barr and John Goodman. source ABC Reboots. Revivals. Returns. It’s hard to classify the craze of TV shows being brought back to life. Some return with all-new casts and storylines, and others pick up exactly where the original show left off as if nothing happened. But as the new “Roseanne” and other reboots before it have proven, they can be a hit with audiences and critics alike. Even though “Roseanne” was canceled last May after star Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist remark, it premiered that April to over 18 million viewers. Reboots can also be duds, though. Business Insider looked at 27 notable TV reboots and ranked them worst to best, based on how well they did with critics (using critic scores from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes). We based the ranking on the average of the reboot’s available season critic scores on Rotten Tomatoes – most only had one season. We also included the average critic … [Read more...] about 27 TV reboots and revivals, ranked from worst to best
caption Male hacker coding. source GettyImages/ Hero Images A slew of data breaches, exploits, and backdoor hacks have compromised the private data of hundreds of millions of users in 2019 so far. Growing trends include supply-chain attacks, where hackers break into a company’s software that’s in turn distributed to clients, and ransomware, which can take your computer virtually hostage until you pay a ransom. Most high-profile hacks this year seem motivated by money, but a few have been traced to governments across the globe aiming to surveil individuals. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Nearly nine months in, 2019 has been a banner year for cybersecurity crises, with hackers targeting government agencies and private corporations alike. Data breaches are not a new phenomenon, and federal agencies have acknowledged the constant threat of exploits. But 2019 has seen unprecedented attacks, including on systems that … [Read more...] about The biggest hacks of 2019 so far
Identity and Access Management (IAM) programs protect data security and privacy starting with user authentication and authorisation, often by using a single sign-on solution that incorporates multi-factor authentication, and then assigns users access rights to resources with identity management (IDM) solutions to continuously monitor access, to proving enforcement of and governance over “least privilege necessary” access rights.As governments and industry standards organisations place greater focus on data privacy and security, organisations need to meet increasingly stringent compliance requirements. As organisations move mission-critical business operations to the cloud, robust Identity and Access Management (IAM) helps protect data from unauthorised access. With complex on-premises, hybrid, and cloud infrastructures, organisations struggle with IAM as more identities – human and non-human – interact with information. Identity and Access Management, at its … [Read more...] about What is identity and access management?
AIOps (Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations) is the new kid on the block. Businesses have only just begun to get their heads around the likes of DevOps - so why should they take note of yet another ‘buzz’ and seemingly complex new acronym?In essence, AIOps is all about improving IT operations - but how? AIOps platforms utilise data, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to automatically spot and react to operational issues in real-time. It’s about making businesses more efficient. Freeing up IT’s time to focus on further innovation in order to optimise customer and employee experience, through the digital services (applications and associated infrastructure) used.The past decade has been marked by exceptional advances in technology innovation, which have resulted in increasingly more complex environments for IT to manage, but conversely more data and potentially more insight than ever before. Application performance monitoring (APM) … [Read more...] about The rise of AIOps and search for a robust APM strategy