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Using DEM to Avoid Common Ecommerce Pitfalls By Kameerath Kareem Digital experience monitoring plays a vital role in the ecommerce economy. The industry is booming with millions of websites selling everything imaginable. Online stores are expected to be super fast and easy to navigate; users are quick to assess website performance and if said perceived performance is below expectations, they will quickly move on to competitor’s website. Marketing strategies will bring users to your website but the conversion of users into customers is what determines a successful business. This requires a website to be optimized for performance and to deliver an unparalleled digital experience. It is not enough to host a website according to ecommerce best practices; the site should be able to handle common ecommerce challenges without compromising performance. An ecommerce website... (more)

Shoppimon: Digital Experience Monitoring for Ecommerce

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief Leading Application Performance Management (APM) offerings focus on a wide range of enterprise use cases, and typically monitor business metrics as well as technical ones. However, none of the leaders focuses specifically on the challenges of ecommerce sites. Shoppimon fills this gap. The vendor offers both business and technical visibility into client-side and server-side issues with enterprise ecommerce sites. In addition, Shoppimon understands the typical structure of ecommerce sites and their component pages, recognizing, for example, when an image is a product image. The tool is particularly valuable for ecommerce managers, who need immediate visibility into issues that can affect ecommerce performance – where conversions (completed sales) directly impact the bottom line. In many cases, such issues involve third parties, including s... (more)

How to Win Over DevOps Holdouts | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

How to Win Over DevOps Holdouts By Tim Buntel It’s “time to move on from DevOps and continuous delivery.” This was the provocative title of a recent article in ZDNet, in which Kelsey Hightower, staff developer advocate at Google Cloud Platform, suggested that “software shops should have put these concepts into action years ago.” Reading articles like this or listening to talks at most DevOps conferences might make you think that we’re entering a post-DevOps world. But vast numbers of organizations still struggle to start and drive transformational changes. In fact, it’s incredibly common for software development projects to be late, to be built with poor quality, and to fail to meet the needs of users. Despite all the evidence that we should be doing DevOps, we can’t. What’s Holding Up DevOps? What’s keeping so many organizations from a full DevOps transformation? Pa... (more)

What GDPR Is and How to Comply with It | @ExpoDX #DX #GDPR #Security

What GDPR Is and How to Comply with It: A Brief Guide As you have probably heard, the EU commission signed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) back in April 2016. The legislation is designed to help companies handle efficiently the data challenges of the 21st century and give strict guidelines as to how to work with massive flows of digital information. It is set to protect web users (data subjects) from malicious use and loss of their personal info and, also, to give people greater control over how their records are processed. GDPR is to take effect on May 25, 2018. Company runners still have time enough to modify organizational processes to comply fully with new security rules, and today we will explain how they should start. What Exactly Is GDPR About? First off, it outlines how companies that work with EU personal data should obtain client’s consent. ... (more)

[slides] Cloud Literacy for the Enterprise | @CloudExpo @CloudRank #DX #Cloud #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Cloud Literacy for the Enterprise Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve full cloud literacy in the enterprise world. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Alex Casalboni is an Italian Software Engineer and Web Developer, deeply in love with music, web technologies, and cloud computing. He joined Cloud Academy as the first empl... (more)

Sponsorship Opportunities @CloudExpo and @ExpoDX | #IoT #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation

22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, is co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS - software, platform, and infrastructure as a service. Digital transformation is changing the face of business. The IDC predicts that enterprises will commit to a massive new scale of digital transformation, to stake out leadership positions in the "digital transformation economy." Cloud Expo | DXWorldEX... (more)

How to Avoid Cloud Fatigue | @CloudExpo #CloudNative #Serverless #AI #DX

Understanding Cloud Complexities and Avoiding "Cloud Fatigue" We're seeing an emerging trend in the cloud computing world. I've been referring to it as cloud fatigue, but it's more commonly known as repatriation, or moving workloads from the cloud back to on-prem locations. According to a recent 451 Research report, over 21 percent of organizations have plans to pull back from the cloud and return to an on-prem infrastructure in 2017. Considering the vast growth of cloud adoption over the last several years, what's behind this trend? We believe cloud fatigue is the result of deployments going awry. It usually happens when companies quickly adopt one of the leading public cloud platforms (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, etc.) because they're attracted to the promises of ease-of-use, flexibility and low computing costs. What happens next depends on a myriad of f... (more)

Three DevOps Predictions for 2018 | @DevOpsSummit #DX #CD #DevOps

Planning for 2018? Put These Three DevOps Items at the Top of Your Digital To-Do List For many of us laboring in the fields of digital transformation, 2017 was a year of high-intensity work and high-reward achievement. So we're looking forward to a little breather over the end-of-year holiday season. But we're going to have to get right back on the Continuous Delivery bullet train in 2018. Markets move too fast and customer expectations elevate too precipitously for businesses to rest on their laurels. Here's a DevOps "to-do list" for 2018 that should be priorities for anyone who wants to make sure their organization is running at the front of the digital pack through next year - and beyond. #1: Shift digital security left Digital security has become a boardroom-level issue - and it's only going to grow in importance as headline-worthy breaches alienate customers and ... (more)

Technology Predictions for 2018 and Beyond | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps

Every year about this time, we gaze into crystal balls to divine the future of our industry - or at least where it's headed over the next 365 days. The result is often a triumph of incrementalism: we predict that we will get more of what we already have. The truth is, technology isn't as revolutionary as we often think - and commenting on incremental changes alone may not help us understand what lies ahead. Along with a few near-term predictions - so hard to resist - I'd also like to make some predictions not just about technology per se, but about related changes to organizations, processes, and the cultures around them. Here's my main prediction: By 2030 what we've come to know as "IT" today will be virtually unrecognizable. No-code software will drive truly distributed technology By 2030, the "de-codification of coding" - meaning the use of no-code or low-code pl... (more)

Chaos Engineering | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

This phrase is new and it originated at Netflix back in 2010. I was listening to Nora Jones, a Netflix engineer at the AWS re-Invent conference few weeks back, where she talked about this. The principle of Chaos goes like this, “Chaos Engineering is the discipline of experimenting on a distributed system in order to build confidence in the system’s capability to withstand turbulent conditions in production.” Distributed systems have too many moving parts and failures can occur at various levels – hard disks can fail, the network can go down, a sudden surge in customer traffic can overload a functional component—the list goes on. All too often, these events trigger outages, poor performance, and other undesirable behaviors. Chaos Engineering is a method of experimentation on infrastructure that brings systemic weaknesses to light. This empirical process of verificati... (more)

[slides] End-to-End on the GPU | @CloudExpo #AI #DL #MachineLearning

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here End-to-End on the GPU: How to Vastly Parallel SQL, Visualization and Machine Learning Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Aaron Williams, VP of Global Community at MapD, covered the end-to-end use cases of GPUs, from design to interactivity to user experience, and how this technology is producing measurable, significant outcomes f... (more)