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Knoa Software, Inc. hosted a webinar on August 10, 2012, entitled "Thinking of Application Performance Management? Don't Do It. Find Out More." The webinar covered topical issues about APM deployment and reviewed the many challenges in the current APM world to include: - The Market - the state of the APM market! - Trends - where is the market going? - Thresholds - how do you know where to set them? - Complexity - why are rocket scientists required? - Diversity - do you really need 9 different APM tools? - Throttle settings - make no sense!  How do you manage this? - Measurement metrics - misleading metrics cause SLA contention. - Cloud and on-premise - what do we really need? - Fit - where do APM tools fit well?  Where don't they fit? - Best practices - what works well?  What doesn't? - Alerts - how do you set them?  Why is this a problem? Knoa Software also presents new... (more)

An Overview of Data Virtualization

In this video, Queplix chief marketing officer Michael Zuckerman provides an overview of data virtualization and discusses how advanced data virtualization technology enables organizations to solve their data integration, data management, business intelligence and data warehousing problems. With an architecture based on a persistent metadata server, advanced data virtualization seamlessly integrates data across multiple disparate sources, from legacy applications to the cloud, in a highly automated and seamless manner - and without the use of SQL. Queplix is a leader in data int... (more)

Manual Process and MDM

Author: Michael Zuckerman, CMO, Queplix It is interesting to review all of the market opportunity data relating to master data management. Visible almost immediately is the huge chunk of professional services required for implementation. Upon closer inspection this seems to be a very large percentage of the market. Vendors will tell you, and rightfully so, that all of this is paid for by the cost of a successful project. The return on investment is there. Of course, but this requires a successful and timely completion. However, it is still a large chunk of your cost and manual p... (more)

Metalogix Voted Readers' Choice Award Winner

Leading Microsoft Exchange Server resource site,, announced today that Metalogix Archive Manager was selected the winner in the Email Archiving category of the Readers’ Choice Awards. “Our Reader’s Choice Awards give visitors to our site the opportunity to vote for the products they view as the very best in their respective category,” said Sean Buttigieg, manager. “ users are specialists in their field who encounter various solutions for Exchange Server at the workplace.  Their vote serves as a solid peer-to-peer recomme... (more)

The Value of Online Task-Based Video Training

By Brien M. Posey In many organizations, users who have questions about how to use various application features typically call the help desk for assistance. However, it has started becoming apparent that the help desk may not always be the best source of support in these types of situations. The Limitations of a Help Desk There are several reasons why the help desk may not be able to help the user to the degree that might have once been possible. The first reason revolves around the fact that the help desk staff is often overworked. When a user calls the help desk for assista... (more)