The Performance Beacon

The web performance, analytics, and optimization blog

Tom Wailgum wrote an interesting piece in CIO Magazine this past weekend about enterprises “still crazy for BI after all these years”.  He notes that  companies still see business intelligence as transformational, but he also notes, many execs are still relying on their gut to make critical business decisions.  Take web site deployment for example. […]

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Last November at a cloud computing conference here in the Valley, I mentioned to a friend that what I found most significant about that specific conference  was who wasn’t in the room. Of course, Amazon was there giving their terrific pitch, but none of the traditional giants were there in any significant way. Where were […]

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What would be a considered an enterprise cloud application anyway?  I heard someone suggest recently that the only enterprise applications that will move to the Cloud will be email. Really?   Clearly enterprises are just as concerned about Op EX cost these days as everyone else is, so a lower cost, highly scalable, deployment option […]

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There has been a lot of  discussion recently about cloud adoption. Will the enterprise ever move to the Cloud? Will the Federal government move toward the Cloud to reduce spending? Is the Cloud ready for “prime time” in regards to security, interoperability, and control? These are all great topics and areas that do require our […]

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