How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Future Proofing Mobile App Strategy [VIDEO]

How can you plan and strategize your mobile app for the future? In the fifth, and final part of our video series, How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we discuss how to ensure the future quality of your app and maintain success. Hopefully, you’ve put, or are planning to put, into practice ...Read More

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Using Key Metrics to Optimize Mobile App Strategy [VIDEO]

DAU, MAU, crashes, stalls? Which metrics should you be analyzing to optimize your mobile app? In the fourth part of our video series, How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we debate which metrics and KPIs should you look towards more measuring the success of your app? Obviously, the overarching metric you ...Read More

Driving Business Decisions Off Data

There are multiple systems in use for basing business decisions. The popular business intelligence (BI) market focuses on the use of back office data that must be aggregated or otherwise centralized and sliced and diced to make business decisions. While this is clearly critical data, and BI is a $14.4B market according ...Read More

Scaling Your Application Efficiently – Horizontal or Vertical?

Anyone deploying an application in production probably has some experience with scaling to meet increased demand. A generation ago, virtualization made scaling your application as simple as increasing your instance count or size. However, now with the advent of cloud, you can scale to theoretical infinity. Maybe you’ve even set up some ...Read More

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Ensuring Quality of the Mobile Application Experience [VIDEO]

In the third part of our video series, How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we start discussing the importance of the user experience with a mobile app. Obviously, app store ratings play a large role in driving downloads and ultimately the success of your app. How can you create a coveted 5-star ...Read More

Keep CALM And Embrace DevOps – Automation

Following on from my blog post on Culture, I want to turn my attention to the next letter in the CALMS model – the letter A for Automation. If you boil down DevOps to its basics then it’s all about releasing new applications or features at speed while maintaining quality. In order ...Read More

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Identifying Mobile Opportunities [VIDEO]

In our second video installment of the How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App, we delve into the use cases where the mobile form factor is best leveraged. If you haven’t seen the first part of the series, Mobile Application Strategy, check it out now! Jonah Kowall, John Rakowski, Kalyan ...Read More

DevOps: How to Build Trust From the Bottom Up

There are lots of ways DevOps can fail. For all the revolutionary promise of the idea, it takes a tricky cultural shift to get Development and Operations working together. Many companies—especially big ones—take a top-down approach. C-suite execs trumpet a Brand New DevOps Initiative, which everyone else resists, undermines, or ignores. As ...Read More

5 Reasons APM Fails

Aside from kicking off our first of many CIO blogs, I also have a lot more tactical content I’d like to share with the APM community. After speaking to thousands of APM users over my time with Gartner, and several in the last few weeks at AppDynamics there are some key issues ...Read More

How to Build & Support a 5-Star Mobile App: Mobile Application Strategy [VIDEO]

Recently, I sat down with John Rakowski, Jonah Kowall, and Kalyan Ramanathan to discuss the strategy and planning behind building and supporting a 5-star mobile app. It was a lively discussion given their previous experiences with Forrester, Gartner, and Crittercism, respectively. They all came into the panel with diverse opinions, which led to some ...Read More