The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making

IT organizations can no longer manage networks in isolation from the applications they support, requiring a shift from focusing on devices to a focus on performance. But a number of factors complicate the task of ensuring acceptable application performance, including the lack of visibility into application performance. Learn tips to plan, optimize, manage, and control your application performance and improve delivery.

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Guide to IT Best Practices in Application-Aware Network Performance Management

Businesses are constantly striving to do more with fewer resources, and information technology (IT) departments are subject to the same pressures. They must contend with a growing number of applications and an increasingly complex infrastructure. The IT department’s arsenal includes tools for monitoring network, application, server, database, and end user performance, but typically they are not integrated with each other. That means that it’s end users who are detecting poor application performance,... Read More

Buyer's Guide: Evaluating Performance Management Solutions

Across industries, companies are looking for smarter and more efficient ways to guarantee the performance and availability of business-critical applications. Many invest in network performance management (NPM) and/or application performance monitoring (APM) tools to gain visibility into the health of their enterprise’s application delivery infrastructure.

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Application delivery has become a priority for virtually all IT organizations. Unfortunately, the majority still struggle with this highly complex task. This handbook can help you to help become better at application delivery by creating and analyzing a framework that you can customize for use in your environment. It also identifies key criteria that IT organizations can use to evaluate alternative solutions. Read More

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As a senior stakeholder driving mobile initiatives in your organization, you may be lost in a sea of technologies and claims from vendors promising rapid delivery of applications to your employees, customers, and partners. To help explain some of the topics you will need to be aware of, and to separate the must-haves from the nice-to-haves, SAP has developed a reference guide for applying a mobile strategy in the context of application architectures, best practices, and available resources. Know... Read More

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