With IT Operations Analytics, Data Is Everything
DevOps. Machine learning. Faster decision making. The biggest trends in IT are helping us speed release cycles, get more insights, and improve operations like never before. But as IT begins adopting and optimizing these new strategies in their organization, there’s one critical piece that’s often overlooked: an IT operations analytics (ITOA) strategy. IDC recently authored some important research on the topic, which you can download here: IDC Special Report: Worldwide IT Operations Analytics Software Market Shares, 2015.
According to the report, “The key objective [of ITOA] is to optimize IT operational service levels in near real time for production application and infrastructure computing environments.”*
In other words, when you’re using ITOA solutions effectively, your organization simply runs better. According …
Detecting and Responding to the Accidental Breach
Splunk recently commissioned analyst firm IDC to conduct research in EMEA into how capable organizations are at protecting and responding to hapless user activity. The research questioned 400 organizations across the region, producing some really valuable insights.
At a time when security breaches are inevitable, one of the primary threat vectors is what IDC calls the hapless user. It isn’t a case of the user being stupid – it’s because attacks are getting far better at tricking users into unintentionally clicking on the wrong link or opening attachments which they shouldn’t.
In the IDC report you can find out about the threats that companies are most worried about in EMEA, what security technologies they are using and what …