How IT in the Age of Digital Transformation Is Like the Space Race
By Susan Cole
Next month will mark the 47th anniversary of Apollo 13. The film that
recounts the story is a favorite of mine, probably because it so masterfully
captures the incredible suspense, fear, and hope felt by people everywhere,
that I personally recall very well. I also know how an organization’s
digital transformation can generate similar reactions!
Apollo 13 was likely a casualty of the space program’s incredibly
aggressive schedule. NASA, with U.S. political and military leaders, was
motivated by competition from the U.S.S.R. and fear of the potential
consequences of not being first. Urgency often overruled caution. A good plan
today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
“First” is a competitive imperative in business, too, creating an urgency
around digital innovation. But unlike the sp... (more)
Here at Dynatrace, we were pretty excited (but not completely surprised) to
see a number of our partners making the A-list in Gartner’s newly launched
Magic Quadrant report, which identifies the top 20 Public Cloud
Infrastructure Managed Service Providers Worldwide.
There stood HCL Technologies and CSC among the likes of Capgemini, Melbourne
IT, Bulletproof, Rackspace, Wipro and Infosys. I specifically called out
these two valuable partners because it just so happens that we’ve been
active in our joint marketing efforts recently.
HCL Technologies CTO – Kalyan Kumar
I recently cau... (more)
The Myth of 'Mission-Critical': Irrational Thinking in Modern IT Management
By Susan Cole
I was reading an article today that discusses managing “mission-critical”
applications. I really dislike that term. It’s trite, it’s dated – even
nonsensical. It suggests that applications fall into two groups –
mission-critical, and…optional? marginal? unnecessary? one step away from
being voted off the island?
Here’s the fallacy with that view – people that run IT organizations are
smart, and they invest in stuff that matters to the business. They don’t
run apps that don’t provide value be... (more)
Today’s newsletter focuses on….Tadaaa! Microservices!
Microservices, SOA, and ruxit – A Cheat Sheet
Why the heck are microservices the business of an APM tool you ask? Read this
blog post to find out.
We are proud to present our new microservices digest.
This digest provides an overview of good resources that are well worth
reading. We’ll be updating this page as new content becomes available, so I
suggest you bookmark it.
Also, expect more digests to come on different topics that make all of our
IT-hearts go boom!
Blog post: SOA or M... (more)
Keeping up with new mobile-app features has traditionally been a real
challenge when relying on manual instrumentation. Automatic instrumentation
has proven to be extremely efficient at quickly instrumenting mobile
apps—without requiring manual configuration of source code. With
auto-instrumentation, you’re guaranteed of instrumenting all of your
mobile-app’s new features as they come online. One downside of automatic
instrumentation is that, in some cases, automatic detection and naming of
user actions and grouping of web requests has been less than optimal. This
issue is addr... (more)