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IT Operation Analytics solutions provide the visibility and intelligence necessary to close the automation loop. Collecting and analyzing change, configuration, performance, availability, security and other types of operational data, ITOA ensures that agility is sustainable and no conflict between agility and stability arises.

 

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Evolven Drills Down into Changes in Your IT Infrastructure

For New Jersey-based IT operations analytics (ITOA) vendor Evolven, it’s all about changes: What changed? Who did what? How will that affect other things?

 

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Top ITOA Predictions for 2017: Actionable Analytics Insights in Natural Language

Sasha Gilenson, CEO of Evolven, shares his outlook on IT Operations Analytics for 2017: "I expect that this year ITOA technologies will expand use of recent advances in machine learning to automate data interpretation."

 

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2017 DevOps Predictions

We expect to see development and growth of IT DevOps Analytics focusing on a change from requirements to the production stages - verifying change implementation, transition between the stages, proactively assessing impact of the change, and when required, correlating change to the investigated incidents and problems.

 

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2017 Application Performance Management Predictions

The focus on IT Operations Analytics shifts will from minor incidents to problems that become far more difficult to resolve, and APM and ITOA technologies will introduce a number of key capabilities to address this shift.

 

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Operational Analytics Market - Global Forecast to 2021

The report estimates the global operational analytics market to grow from USD 4.65 billion in 2016 to USD 10.93 billion by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 18.6%. The operational analytics market is growing rapidly owing to the transition from traditional operational Business Intelligence (BI) techniques to advanced BI and analytics techniques, and the massive surge in the volume of business data across industry verticals.
This report lists Evolven amongst other leading software companies that are applying analytics to this area.

 

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Machine Learning: Bridging the Gaps in IT Data Silos

IT operations analytics has a great opportunity to leverage Machine Learning algorithms to resolve common problems, analyze large piles of data, view information across silos, and prevent incidents from occurring. This can help IT run far more efficiently and effectively.

 

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How Data Science Will Change IT Operations

Recent advances in big data and data science technologies allow companies to bridge the gap by correlating information across silos, extracting patterns, automatically identifying anomalies, and applying reasoning about root causes. This allows IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) to gain a broader view that will provide professionals with the ability to analyze IT environments more completely, accurately, and efficiently.

 

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Top Factors That Impact Application Performance 2016

Change is a key missing piece required to manage application performance. Change detection, change correlation with performance events, and risk assessment of changes are critical capabilities IT Operations needs to become truly proactive in maintaining optimal application performance.

 

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Analytics in IT Performance – Key Capability or a Conundrum?

Analytics are the key driver for new adoption of IT performance monitoring solutions.

 

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30 Ways APM Should Evolve

"Focusing on analysis of actual changes as a true root cause in addition to early indicators, the APM tools will significantly improve their ability to prevent issues and minimize manual investigation linking symptoms to the root cause triggering them."

 

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The Great Divide: How Data Science Overcomes IT Data Silos

"Root cause analysis gains new perspectives by accessing data previously stored in different silos."

 

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ITOA - Essential for Hybrid Cloud

"Today IT Operations Analytics technology detecting the latest state of the hybrid cloud environments and tracking history of the introduced changes is essential to creating visibility into an otherwise black box of the cloud. However, getting all the data is not enough as there will be too much data to manually process."

 

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Must-Have Tools to Support DevOps

"I believe that we will continue to see further expansion of ITOA and its integration into DevOps platforms. This will enable DevOps to implement truly agile, rapid and stable processes automated end-to-end."

 

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Executive Viewpoint 2016 Prediction: Evolven - Changes: Your 2016 Secret Ingredient

"We will see new analytics tools that leverage actual changes and blend them with other data already available in the environment (e.g. APM, Release Automation, Log, Service Desk). This will provide IT operations with the actionable insights they need to answer some of the most critical questions they face like: what changed? what is the incident's root cause? and is my environment's stability at risk?"

 

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2016 DevOps Predictions

"We expect to see a new generation of analytics-powered DevOps and ITOA tools that will help deal with the challenges introduced by DevOps by collecting and analyzing all actual changes across entire environments, assessing their impact and thus allowing IT teams to plan accordingly."

 

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Machine Learning Will Cause Paradigm Shift in Information Technology Operations Analytics (ITOA) and Automation

"Machine learning can help IT managers to not only isolate errors, but also gain valuable insight in real-time into those data anomalies that create system errors and failures. "

 

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17 Ways to Define DevOps

"To close the change loop, this means correlating and intelligently understanding all actual, planned and unplanned, changes. So with DevOps, I see an opportunity for deeper interaction and continuous communication between development and production. This is the surest path to quickly and effectively isolate the root cause of an incident as well as for preventing incidents."

 

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How Evolven Blended Analytics Is Helping To Transform IT Efficiency and Value

"Evolven is leading the way in making advanced analytics more natively, and more effectively, a part of IT operations overall. "

 

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Blended Analytics for IT Unknown Unknowns

Evolven, a leading IT Operations Analytics vendor announced Blended Analytics, a solution that combines all relevant data/sources across IT silos (including performance, log, network, deployment automation, service desk and CMDB), correlates them with change data and applies powerful analytics to find the true root causes of performance and availability issues.

 

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Evolven Introduces Blended Analytics Solution

Now IT operations management can take the guesswork out of the decision making process and get actionable insights for preventing and troubleshooting incidents.

 

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Better Performance, Faster Innovation: Analytics enable IT and business to work better together

"To finally realize the benefits and promise that ITOA offered. IT stakeholders, like those responsible for stability, performance, and security of business systems, need to overcome the limitations of their silos and apply a blended analytics approach that collects data from the various dedicated silo tools across the environment, then correlates and analyzes this variety of data to extract useful insights."

 

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19 Big Data and Analytics Developments To Track

"Evolven Blended Analytics correlates cross silo data sources with changes – the true root causes of performance and availability issues, the company asserts. The net result: Fewer incidents and setbacks while businesses improve their DevOps and Audit efforts"

 

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Smashing the Silos with Blended Analytics

Today's IT operations analytics solutions still operate in silos. To really reap the benefits and promise of analytics, IT decision-makers need to break these silos and apply an approach that combines many different major sources of information: blended analytics.

 

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Breaking The Limitations Of Silos With Blended Analytics

IT decision makers need to break the IT silos, by applying an approach that blends and analyses all relevant IT information sources. Extracting insights and drawing intelligent correlations from heterogeneous, cross silo data, Blended Analytics helps to see the whole picture.

 

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Blended Analytics: Next Generation ITOA technology

"Our new Blended Analytics approach is a game changing ITOA technology that offers a solid, comprehensive model for correlating and analyzing cross silo data for unparalleled operational insights" explains Sasha Gilenson, Founder and CEO, Evolven.

 

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Blended Analytics: The Secret Sauce of ITOA

"Extracting insights and drawing intelligent correlations from a variety of data, Blended Analytics helps to see beyond individual components and finally draw insights based on the whole picture."

 

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Blended Analytics - Breaking the Silos

"Evolven IT Operations Analytics gives enterprises the ability to blend data from multiple sources as varied as system logs, network traffic, monitoring tools, and configurations.

 

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Blended Analytics: That's What's Next for IT Mgmt

"To really reap the benefits and promise of analytics, IT decision makers need to break these silos and apply blended analytics, an approach that blends and analyzes major sources of IT information."

 

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Change-Centric, Blended Analytics

"Change centric, blended analytics." This means that once the system has learned from examining the systems, their operational logs and the current state, it's then possible to apply machine learning/analytics to evaluate changes made to the environment.

 

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Ways to Ensure Application Performance Before Rollout: IT Operations Analytics

Ways to Ensure Application Performance Before Rollout: IT Operations Analytics

 

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ITOA 2015 Predictions: Blended Analytics With a Focus on Change

"to eliminate blind spots, IT Operations will need analytics tools that provide end-to-end visibility into the entire scope of operational data, intelligently correlating data produced by multiple systems across IT silos and generating accurate insights pointing to events and activities that can potentially lead to issues"

 

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Use Big Data Analytics to Improve IT Operations

By applying an ITOA approach, IT operations teams can stay on top of how changes are distributed and what risks they introduce. They can review the frequent daily changes, including unplanned and unauthorized activities.

 

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Real-Time Big Data Analytics Drive APM

I expect to see a new generation of IT operations analytics tools, based on blended analytics that can more proactively detect anomalies, predict outages, provide deep diagnostics and resolve issues within a real-time business context.

 

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Why IT Big Data needs its Own Analytics?

Why IT Big Data needs its Own Analytics? Now is the time to apply some of the same IT Big Data thinking that has been put to work for business management to IT, and bring the analysis of big data inwards for IT Operations, with IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) tools.

 

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What's Driving Greater Adoption of IT Operations Analytics?

IT Operations Analytics can provide the necessary insight buried in piles of complex data, and can help IT operations teams to proactively determine risks, impacts, or the potential for outages that may come out of various events that take place in the environment.

 

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HP's Top 20 Most Promising Solution Providers: Evolven - Pioneering the ITOA Space

Using the ITOA approach, Evolven allows IT operations managers to know exactly what has changed in their environment and when, to maintain environment consistency, validate changes and eleminate configuration drift.

 

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Streamlining the Management of Hybrid Clouds with IT Operations Analytics

Transitioning to hybrid clouds bring a whole set of challenges, this article focuses on these difficulties, and how IT operations analytics solutions can best address them.

 

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IT Operations Analytics: The driving factors that are making it 'spread like wildfire

IT Operations Analytics is becoming a hot field as technology grows ever more complex. Find out what it means and the benefits it can provide.

 

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ITOA Delivers Powerful Insights

Based on the results of a recent survey conducted by Evolven, The IT Operations Analytics Report offers valuable insights into the challenges facing IT Operations, and how IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) can address these issues.

 

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Thought Leadership: Round Table Interview with BMC Software and Evolven

Bill Berutti, President, Performance and Availability, at BMC Software and Sasha Gilenson, CEO, at Evolven share their insights about developments and approaches for IT Operations Analytics

 

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Moving IT Operations into Fire Prevention Mode

Continuing to manage highly complex IT environments in a reactive mode leaves IT specialists vulnerable, when really they need to understand the actual causes and effects of what's happening among the many technologies in use across the enterprise. Instead of constantly fighting fires, IT operations teams should aim to prevent the fires from starting.

 

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Why IT Big Data Needs its Own Analytics?

In a fast-changing world, it is simply not acceptable anymore to wait until customers complain that something is wrong. Problems need to be solved before they occur, with IT Operations Analytics.

 

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Taking IT Operations Beyond Firefighting with ITOA

New IT Operations Analytics tools take a fresh perspective on the abundant data and complexity confronting operations teams, automatically generating actionable insights that current tools don't offer, to help IT stay ahead of the curve.

 

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Managing IT Through a Prism of Change With IT Operations Analytics

With change requests and changes coming at a blinding pace, IT operations teams need to carry out a top down analysis blending and reviewing the diverse IT operations analytics data via changes that occur.

 

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Left Brain vs. Right Brain Data Centers

For the IT systems Chivers uses Evolven IT Operations Analytics, which applies analytics to configuration management. He purchased the software to assist with the company's 2012 move from the building it called home for 48 years.

 

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Evolven's CEO on configuration and change management

Evolven says that it applies a new IT operations analytics approach to change and configuration challenges. The goal is to turn dynamic, overwhelming change and configuration data into actionable insights. The company states that using its solution allows IT operation managers to know exactly what has changed in their environments, investigate incident root-cause, maintain environment consistency, validate changes, and eliminate configuration drift.

 

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IT Operations Analytics Confronts Chronic IT Challenges

It is well known that visibility is a foundation of control. The same applies to IT operations. However, in today's continuously expanding data centers, dynamic IT environments produce far too much data for IT operations to keep track of. IT Operations Analytics can take a complex IT environment overflowing with data and transform it, turning operational data into a competitive tool that provides users with the right information at the right time.

 

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14 APM Predictions for 2014

In 2014 we expect to see that starting to change, as new IT Operations Analytics technologies arise to analyze IT Big Data, allowing IT managers to make better decisions about their environments and critical business systems.

 

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Thought Leadership: Interview with Sasha Gilenson, CEO and Founder, Evolven

ITOA Landscape interviews Sasha Gilenson, CEO, at Evolven and hears his views what IT Operations Analytics holds in store for IT

 

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Executive Viewpoint 2014 Prediction: Evolven

2014 will be an exciting year for IT and IT Operations Management. I see consistent efforts to automate key IT processes, accelerate business systems lifecycle, and to empower IT specialists with greater visibility into IT operations.

 

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Why Change and Configuration Management Needs Analytics

Analytics-driven management stands to end the key challenges that constrain change and configuration management. By applying powerful analytics to the overwhelming change and configuration data, IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) technology can turn massive amounts of information into clear, actionable insights.

 

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Change management using Evolven's IT Operations Analytics

"Evolven is more than change management but also issue avoidance. As a system administrator, I've seen some problems take days to fix (and others which never had an identifiable cause, meaning there was still a chance the problem might return). If you can reduce a troubleshooting ordeal from three days to two minutes you've saved not only aspirin but operational costs since you can now deal with other tasks."

 

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New Data Center 'BIG DATA' Realities Demand New IT Analytics Approach

The combination of growing data volume, variety, velocity and increasing system complexity is forcing many traditional approaches in IT to change, ushering in IT Operations Analytics solutions to take on this challenge.

 

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On-premises build offers better data center costs, security and control

"We also chose Evolven IT Ops for configuration control, using it at first just for auditing and then taking advantage of the analytics capabilities, cutting down on root cause analysis time. It gives me visibility into the entire infrastructure." David Chivers, vice president and chief information officer at VSE

 

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Interview with Sasha Gilenson, CEO of Evolven

In-depth interview with Sasha Gilenson, appearing in 4 parts, showing how Evolven brings a new analytics approach to what we see as these chronic change & configuration challenges, with our IT Operations Analytics solution.

 

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Facing the Harsh Realities of Virtualization

Today's IT infrastructures are increasingly complex, costly and cumbersome to manage. In every virtualization implementation, IT still needs to manage, monitor and make configuration changes to the physical environment, virtualization layer and content of the guest systems. Poorly managed virtual environments can put the performance and availability of business services at risk, particularly in the area of change management and configuration management.

 

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Is Analytics the Solution to the Big Data Problem?

In a recent survey of 200 IT professionals, IT operations analytics company Evolven showed that the main issue companies are having with big data is analyzing it all and packaging in such a way as it becomes actionable.

 

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Analytics Re-shaping IT Operations & Gaining Strong Momentum

IT Operations Analytics is better equipped to manage this kind of big data challenge. So, it is no wonder that IT Operations Analytics is gaining both industry interest and expert attention – moving IT management technology into a new S-curve growth cycle.

 

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VSE Corp Gains Much-Needed Operational Visibility

With its new IT operations analytics solution, VSE Corporation can quickly investigate data-related incidents and verify information for audit purposes.

 

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IT Pros Struggle with Performance Management

When they deploy a new technology initiative, most IT professionals confess that they really can't determine the accuracy of the effort, even though that is a key factor in determining success or failure.

 

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IT Challenged by Lack of Operational Visibility

Evolven's 2013 IT Operations Quotient Report found that most IT operations are overwhelmed by the volume, velocity and variety of change and configuration data. And most of them lack insight or actionable information, making change and configuration problems a chronic challenge for IT departments.

 

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Flying Blind — The 2013 IT Operations Quotient Report

Recent surveys at the Gartner Data Center Summit and ServiceNow Knowledge13 conferences, where Evolven surveyed over 300 IT Operations professionals asking questions critical to IT operations management, 84% of IT professionals said that they want to significantly improve their IT operations management.

 

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APM in the Data Center: Two Systems Management Analytics Use Cases

Chivers says the Evolven product, which is agent based, was simple to install and "fairly automatic once it was running." He says it required minimal server resources. Most crucial was the fact that he was able to retire two or three system management tools and save time by replacing them with a single tool that had more capability and greater automation.

 

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Closing DevOps Gaps with New Analytics-Based Tools

This article focuses on some key challenges existing in the DevOps approach — challenges that leave operations to wade through overwhelming amounts of operational data — and how new analytics-based tools stand to provide insight into meaningful information, ultimately closing this gap, and putting development and operations into better synch.

 

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Why IT Operations Need Their Own Data Analytics

It's time to recognize the chronic change and configuration challenges for what they truly are: "big data" problems, and how they can only be solved with an IT operations analytics approach. This approach stands to end the 15 years of chronic change and configuration challenges by applying powerful analytics to the overwhelming change and configuration management data, turning this data into clear, actionable insights. Enterprises that have already implemented IT operations analytics solutions report on achieving significant cuts in their mean time to repair (MTTR), reduced number of incident and downtime, and smooth error-free releases.

 

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IT Analytics Emerging as Dissatisfaction Grows with APM and BSM Tools

Top reasons for dissatisfaction include an inability to support ALL applications or track all application components; difficult tool integration; and the simple fact that the tools do not actually help IT solve problems. In fact, 30 percent of the respondents say they do not have a way to proactively detect problems, which often means they only find out about critical problems when end users complain. Now new analytics-based solutions are emerging to address these pains, able to provide the insights to help manage operations more effectively. They detect and help solve problems by churning through piles of data and translating this to understandable, relevant information.

 

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Thought Leaders in Big Data: Interview with Sasha Gilenson, CEO of Evolven

In-depth interview with Sasha Gilenson, appearing in 7 parts, on how the IT industry has grown in complexity, now requiring IT analytics tools to take on piles of raw data.

 

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Developing an effective change management process requires tenacity

As the servers were virtualized and copied to the new data center, "we wanted to know, 'Is it really the same?'" Chivers said. The company opted for configuration and change management software from Evolven that puts a plug-in on the server so the team could audit and quickly analyze everything on it to determine if anything had changed.

 

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2012 is Going to be Dynamic on All Levels

Sasha Gilenson, CEO of Evolven, shares some of his predictions for how new trends in 2012 will impact IT Operations, namely Cloud, Analytics, Benchmarking, and Social Interaction Platforms.

 

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2012 Prediction: Cloud Will Provide New Opportunity For Benchmarking Insights

The big question for IT professionals is if your operations are efficient. Now with cloud-based systems, you can look forward to seeing the consolidation of data, allowing vendors to provide proven benchmark information and improve everyone's business.

 

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Shifting to Analytics Driven Management for IT Operations

IT Operations, has adhered to an older, static-process driven paradigm. This article proposes how IT needs to apply an analytics-based approach (like business does with BI) for their own operations, otherwise IT can be jeopardizing system stability, and ultimately exposing business to devastating risks.

 

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3 ways release validation improves your release management

This articles looks at a number of strategic areas where deployment automation by itself still falls short, and the release process is complemented by release validation.

 

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Control and Agility in IT: An Interview with Evolven's Sasha Gilenson

The BSM Review interviews Sasha Gilenson, CEO of Evolven, to gain insights into how best to balance control and agility for today's IT Operations and still meet the ongoing needs of the business.

 

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Analytics-Powered IT Operations for Taking on the Cloud

The ability to change and evolve in the world of IT operations is mandatory for survival. Cloud storage and other related processes are one of the areas that offer new opportunities for growth, if companies know how to use them to their advantage.

 

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The Needs and Growth for ALM Tools and Techniques

After defining ALM, and looking at the entire lifecycle, teams can begin deciding which tools to utilize to close the gap that often forms between development and operations. Learn how to avoid disruptions by choosing tools that can work across the entire lifecycle.

 

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The Crucial Role DevOps Plays in Change & Configuration Management

Agile's core principles may have been originally intended at the software development, but the concept of DevOps has shown that agile's benefits can be experienced by a much larger audience. Collaboration between these two departments, CM benefits just as much as anyone.

 

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