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Today’s finance customers are not comparing their experience between banks or insurance companies; instead, they’re measuring customer experience to Amazon, Southwest Airlines, Apple, and Disney, as well as fintech and insurtech companies. Because of this change in consumer behavior, financial services companies must find a way to move at Silicon Valley speeds while maintaining the financial services perfection that is demanded by customers, regulators, and shareholders. Consider this: The rapid adoption of digital banking will continue to empower customers (78% of bank customers would bank with a tech firm; 38% would like their bank to help with major purchases like sending relevant information in real time; 87% will use their branches in the future – and want human interaction, Accenture Research) A ‘push’ towards digital interaction will continue (71% of insura... (more)

Web Performance Monitoring and SEO | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #WebPerf

Web Performance Monitoring and Its Effect on SEO Part 2 By Anand Guruprasad In Part I of this series, we examined the impact that SEO has on web performance. In this article, we analyze the performance impact of SEO within China and from the perspective of mobile sites. Mobile-first Strategy Back in November 2016, Google announced they were experimenting to make their index mobile-first. Google mentioned, “our ranking systems still typically look at the desktop version of a page’s content to evaluate its relevance to the user. This can cause issues when the mobile page has less content than the desktop page because our algorithms are not evaluating the actual page that is seen by a mobile searcher.” Google suggested the use of a responsive site or a dynamic serving site for a mobile-first transition. Some of the important aspects to consider while transitioning into a... (more)

Future-Proof Yourself from AI | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #DX #ArtificialIntelligence

It’s all over for us humans. It may not have been “The Matrix”[1], but the machines look like they are finally poised to take our jobs. Machines powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning process data faster, aren’t hindered by stupid human biases, don’t waste time with gossip on social media and don’t demand raises or more days off. While there is a high probability that machine learning and artificial intelligence will play an important role in whatever job you hold in the future, there is one way to "future-proof" your career...embrace the power of design thinking. Figure 1:  Is Artificial Intelligence Putting Humans Out of Work? I have written about design thinking before (see the blog “Can Design Thinking Unleash Organizational Innovation?”), but I want to use this blog to provide more specifics about what it is about design thinking that can hel... (more)

The Dos and Don’ts of SLA Management | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #WebPerf #APM #Monitoring

The Dos and Don'ts of SLA Management By Craig Lowell The past few years have seen a huge increase in the amount of critical IT services that companies outsource to SaaS/IaaS/PaaS providers, be it security, storage, monitoring, or operations. Of course, along with any outsourcing to a service provider comes a Service Level Agreement (SLA) to ensure that the vendor is held financially responsible for any lapses in their service which affect the customer’s end users, and ultimately, their bottom line. SLAs can be very tricky to manage for a number of different reasons: discrepancies over the time period being addressed, the source of the performance metrics, and the accuracy of the data can lead to legal disputes between vendor and customer. However, there are several things that both sides can do to get accurate and verifiable performance data as it pertains to thei... (more)

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide

This book has delivered exactly what I was hoping for, an in-depth look into modern day JavaScript. I rarely use JavaScript nowadays in my day to day job. I have been lucky to avoid the messy browser applications it is usually a part of the past few years. That was my primary reason for buying the book. Although I may not like it, JavaScript is here to stay, and I need to keep current with it. The book is broken into 4 parts. Core JavaScript, Client-Side JavaScript, Core JavaScript Reference, and Client-Side JavaScript Reference. The book has chapters on Lexical Structure, Expressions and Operators, Statements, Objects, Arrays, Functions, Classes and Modules, Pattern Matching with Regular Expressions, JavaScript Subsets and Extensions, Server-Side JavaScript, JavaScript in Web Browsers, The Window Object, Scripting Documents, Scripting CSS, Handling Events, Scripted HTT... (more)

In-Memory Database vs. In-Memory Data Grid By @GridGain | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

A few months ago, I spoke at the conference where I explained the difference between caching and an in-memory data grid. Today, having realized that many people are also looking to better understand the difference between two major categories in in-memory computing: In-Memory Database and In-Memory Data Grid, I am sharing the succinct version of my thinking on this topic - thanks to a recent analyst call that helped to put everything in place  TL;DR Skip to conclusion to get the bottom line. Nomenclature Let's clarify the naming and buzzwords first. In-Memory Database (IMDB) is a well-established category name and it is typically used unambiguously. It is important to note that there is a new crop of traditional databases with serious In-Memory "options". That includes MS SQL 2014, Oracle's Exalytics and Exadata, and IBM DB2 with BLU offerings. The line is blurry be... (more)

Practical Approaches for Optimizing Website Performance

Optimizing website performance is a challenging task. Websites are composed of many moving parts - both on the client and on the server - and optimizing performance requires a multi-faceted approach that addresses potential problems in all moving parts. Performance bottlenecks are caused by an array of problems, from browser mechanics to server configuration, and a clear understanding of how to address these problems will provide AJAX ASP.NET developers with the tools necessary to make any website faster. What Does It Mean to Optimize Performance? Before any discussion about improving website performance begins, it's very important to ensure a clear understanding of what "performance" means in this context. With websites in particular, it's easy to confuse the terms "performance" and "scale." Both are important, but each focuses on a separate aspect of building a hig... (more)

Twitter, Linked In, Ning and Ulitzer: Easy Personal Branding Strategy

Social Media on Ulitzer I use all of these social media tools and although they haven't put me on my own island in the Caribbean yet, I'm very pleased with the combined results. 1. Twitter – It’s the fastest way to share that you have created something of value. As a bonus, Tweetdeck or CoTweet are good ways to manage your Twitter efforts and research. Huge audience with lots of active participants. There are a few shady characters on Twitter but just like being at Grand Central Station, you just step aside and keep moving. It doesn't mean you eschew the benefit. Micro-blogging is probably here to stay so it's a good idea to get up on good habits regardless of what future tools look like. 2. Linked In – It’s the professional network standard where people will find you. A terrific way to maintain knowledge of what former colleagues are doing now. You can also join gr... (more)

Monitoring Cloud Computing's Effect on Digital Agencies

Digital/web agencies have had a lot of evolution to contend with over the past decade. From the rise and fall of MySpace to the increasing popularity of Facebook, to tiny flash drives and 1TB portable hard drives... technology is evolving faster than firms could ever imagine. That's why it is important that web firms are flexible when it comes to adopting new technologies ahead of the curve. Cloud computing, for instance, has hit the ground running when it comes to business adoption. However, before noting the impact cloud computing has had on digital agencies, we must first earmark the early stages of the tech. In very basic terms, there is a good chance that you've already used cloud computing-based programs. For example, e-mail clients such as Gmail or Hotmail, utilize the cloud. Instead of running an e-mail program from your computer, as well as storing all of ... (more)

Top Five Hosted Hadoop-Based Applications Reviewed

It is our goal at Monitis to make the lives of web developers and system administrators easy. We have reviewed the 5 leading hosted hadoop-based applications and given a short analysis of them in this post to help guide you in finding a solution that best suits your needs. The article covers: Amazon Elastic MapReduce; Cloud Era CDH; InfoSphere BigInsights; MapR M3 and M5 and Hortonworks Data Platform. Amazon Elastic MapReduce (http://aws.amazon.com/elasticmapreduce/) Introduced by Amazon in 2009, Elastic MapReduce automates the process of various Hadoop cluster processes and transfers between Amazon’s EC2 and S3 products. For a minimal fee, Amazon will provide its clients with the ability to launch a preconfigured Hadoop cluster to run a client’s MapReduce Program. Pros Very easy to setup a job flow There’s an enormous amount of documentation available to help ne... (more)

Compuware and REALTECH Partner

Compuware Corporation on Wednesday announced that REALTECH AG is incorporating Compuware APM - dynaTrace Data Center Real User Monitoring (DC RUM) - into the latest release of its IT service management software, theGuard! Service Management Center. This will enable REALTECH to enhance application performance driven by end user experience across SAP, web, non-web and cloud applications. "We are excited to partner with Compuware to deliver world-class APM capabilities to our current and future customers of theGuard!," said Cornelia Pohl-Springer, Head of Product Management for theGuard! at REALTECH. "Our combined solution enables customers to have full visibility and control of their IT environments with high operational efficiency while ensuring customer satisfaction. Customers are able to quickly prioritize problems by business impact and get a complete view of all... (more)