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Choosing Performance Management Tools

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With over 30 application performance management (APM) tool vendors offering scores of products, buyers face hundreds of confusing choices. Compounding the problem, the lack of a common taxonomy, or standard APM nomenclature, makes cross-vendor product comparisons especially challenging.

To address this challenge, NetForecast has developed an APM tools framework anyone can use to define APM requirements and map them to vendor offerings. On June 30 2010, Peter Sevcik will describe this framework in a Webinar hosted by the Apdex Alliance ...

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jQuery Library Performance Alert

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Recently I've been doing a lot Web design and development work, using the Squarespace platform, a "A fully hosted, completely managed environment for creating and maintaining a website, blog or portfolio." I like Squarespace because it is xhtml/CSS based and lets me focus on a site's content and appearance. I get great performance and never have to deal with installing and managing any Web server software. Normally ...

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Adobe Acrobat 8 and Software Bloat

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Lately I've been working with a lot of documents, so I was getting ready to invest in an Adobe Acrobat licence. To be able to merge documents of different types would be particularly useful. So it seemed like serendipity today when I got an email from Adobe with the title, Combine it all into one. It offered a free 30-day trial of Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional, which it said could "combine spreadsheets, e-mails, web pages, and forms into one searchable PDF package". Perfect! I thought, I'll download it now. And that's when the problems started.

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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 02:00AM by Registered CommenterChris Loosley in , | Comments2 Comments