Welcome to Accelerate!, Mercury Interactive's online newsletter for business and IT professionals.
May/June 2002 - In This Issue:
* Cover Story - The Building Blocks of APM
* Ask the Experts - Tuning Systems for Maximum Returns
* Technology Focus - J2EE Performance --
From Development to Testing
* Captain Mercury's Log - City Power
* Spotlight on Success - U.S. State Dept., Covisint
* Tips & Techniques - Optimizing IBM WebSphere Performance
* Industry Trends - SLM: What's in It for IT?
* Upcoming Events - Join Us in a City Near You
* Feedback & Subscription Information
The recent buzz within the application performance management (APM) world has centered on the need to provide an accurate picture of the end-user experience of business processes. However, a well-rounded APM strategy should comprise much more than solely monitoring end users. It is just as important to monitor applications at the system level and to correlate that information with the end-user response times.
Ask the Experts - Tuning Systems for Maximum Returns
Q: Why is it necessary to tune systems in production?
A: Most organizations recognize the need for pre-deployment testing in QA labs to find and fix problems before applications are launched. However, rarely do these labs truly mirror the production environment, where real users interface with systems.
Technology Focus - J2EE Performance -- From Development to Testing By Ed Lycklama, CTO, Sitraka
Over the last few years, the J2EE framework has risen to become the preferred platform for building Web-centric, business-critical applications. But developing applications in Java on the J2EE platform brings its own unique set of performance and scalability challenges. Organizations developing with Java should be aware of common pitfalls.
Tips & Techniques - Optimizing IBM WebSphere Performance
With Mercury Interactive Solutions
Your Web site's performance is your business. A poorly performing Web site causes unsatisfied customers and lost revenue opportunities. For these reasons, monitoring the performance of your Web site, identifying performance issues and quickly resolving problems are critical to your overall Web site operations.
Most people have little trouble recognizing the costs an IT organization might incur by implementing SLM. They also do not find it to be a great intellectual leap to recognize that there could be some associated risks. But some find the benefits of SLM harder to grasp.