Optimal App Performance Is Key to Business Success

By Samuel Greengard  |  Posted 2016-02-03 Email

Over the last couple of decades, the number of applications used by a typical enterprise has risen dramatically. As organizations have become more reliant on these software tools, concerns over performance have grown. A newly released study conducted by cloud services and application infrastructure provider Riverbed examined the current state of applications and performance. The "Global Application Performance Survey 2015," which queried approximately 900 global business executives, delivers key insights into this evolving space. It found that while business and IT executives agree that app performance is at the heart of a successful enterprise, enormous gaps often exist between the needs of a business and what IT is able to deliver. What's more, this disconnect frequently leads to a variety of problems—which are often serious—for organizations. They include diminished morale among employees, a negative impact on brand image and lost revenue. Here are some of the key takeaways from the survey.

Samuel Greengard writes about business and technology for Baseline, CIO Insight and other publications. His most recent book is The Internet of Things (MIT Press, 2015).

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