Last week the Enterprise Management Associates’ (EMA) Dennis Drogseth conducted comprehensive global research into the state of today’s IT War Room practices and presented the results in a Webinar on “Unifying IT for Digital War Room Performance”. The insights from the EMA research spanned all aspects of IT, process, organization and technology related.
Is Your Enterprise IT Strategy both Efficient and Performant?
In today’s ever-increasingly digitized business reality, where ever-more processes and interactions with suppliers, partners and customers are implemented in software and online 24×7, three over-arching pressures continue to drive Business strategy. However, what can’t be overlooked is the need to tie IT Strategy and Metrics to Business Strategy to deliver efficiency and performance.
The Ever-Increasing Importance of Monitoring
Nearly every business today relies upon hardware and software technologies to deliver its products and services to its key business constituents. This trend will only continue to increase as enterprises are aggressively digitizing their business processes to deliver products and services more rapidly, stay competitive, increase productivity and improve their bottom line.
Once the process is online or ‘digitized’ the battle has only begun. Enterprise with online applications that interface with prospects, customers, suppliers, and partners find that they must then continuously and rapidly evolve those applications to keep them competitive in the marketplace.
In today’s digital, software-driven economy, business constituents are tasked with three fundamental, but often conflicting, requirements to assure appropriate Business Performance:
- To compete, they must ensure delivery of more applications to more markets as quickly as possible. The alternative is loss of market share and reduced revenues.
- To satisfy and retain customers, they must ensure that the end-user experience (whether Business to Business or Business to Consumer) is highly performant – that the appropriate quantity of work can be accomplished in the appropriate time frames. The risk of failure here is loss of customers, reduced transactional revenues and, ultimately, decreased competitiveness and market share.
- Finally, businesses are under unrelenting pressure to accomplish everything in a fashion in which costs are continuously minimized, but without impacting appropriate application service delivery. Failure to keep up with competitors’ efforts to cost-optimize leads directly to loss of market share, customers and profitability.
Every application ultimately runs on an increasingly dynamic, virtualized and complex set of infrastructure. Depending on specific configuration requirements, these may be public, private and/or hybrid clouds. It includes virtualized server infrastructure, physical server infrastructure, complex multi-tiered and increasingly virtualized storage environments, and complex network configurations.
This year’s Dynatrace Perform was an excellent event that offered the opportunity for partners and sponsors like OpsDataStore to meet with the Dynatrace community. This year’s big news was the changes to Dynatrace’s product suites, and Dynatrace did a great job of explaining its new product strategy and the changes that are going to affect Dynatrace customers and the APM industry.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Join us for a special webinar on Wednesday, February 28th at 2pm ET to learn how OpsDataStore combines Dynatrace’s metrics with infrastructure metrics to give you an end-to-end solution for visualizing analytics, baselines, anomalies, and topologies over time.