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Matthew Bradford

About Matthew Bradford

Matthew Bradford has been in the I.T. Performance Business for 15 years and has been critical to the success of many Fortune 500 Performance Management groups. He is currently the CTO of InsightETE, an I.T. Performance Management company specializing in passive monitoring and big data analytics with a focus on real business metrics.

PAPA: Behind the Scenes – Part 1 – Why?

So why did InsightETE feel the need to completely turn the idea of how we monitor systems on its head?  Simple.  Someone had to do it.  Nobody else was going in the right direction, so we decided: “why NOT us?”
Here’s what we mean…
In short, popular end-user-facing systems have been around since the 70′s… systems […]

The Top 8 Things to Look for When Making an APM Purchase Decision…

APM Tools are a massive investment. This is our evaluation criteria we recommend to all of our clients.
1. Does the product help you solve problems?
This one may seem obvious, and it is. However, this simple requirement can sometimes get lost when looking at a lot of slick displays. When the money is spent and […]

Our 4 Part Recipe for Building an Effective APM Single Pane of Glass (Part 4)

Introduction
Last month I started this series, and we’ve actually covered quite a bit.  If this is your first viewing, I encourage you to take a look at the previous installments…

In Part 1 (link here) I discussed the first ingredient we used in our recipe for designing an effective Single Pane of Glass.  A quick […]

Our 4 Part Recipe for Building an Effective APM Single Pane of Glass (Part 3)

Introduction
In Part 1 (link here) I discussed the first ingredient we used in our recipe for designing an effective Single Pane of Glass.  A quick recap:

For the purposes of this series, APM is referring to Application Performance Monitoring, a segment of IT Performance Management.  Most of the principles we’ll be discussing here will be more […]

Our 4 Part Recipe for Building an Effective APM Single Pane of Glass (Part 2)

Introduction
In Part 1 (link here) I discussed the first ingredient we used in our recipe for designing an effective Single Pane of Glass.  A quick recap:

For the purposes of this series, APM is referring to Application Performance Monitoring, a segment of IT Performance Management.  Most of the principles we’ll be discussing here will be more […]

Our 4 Part Recipe for Building an Effective APM Single Pane of Glass (Part 1)

Introduction
The concept of a single pane of glass is easy to grasp… build a tool that can handle multiple feeds of data, compile and summarize that data into logical and simple nuggets of wisdom, and as a result… have a single place that anyone can go to in order to see the data they […]

IT’S ALIVE!!! How IT Breathes and What That Means for SaaS in the Long Run…

In the beginning there was the Colossus.  Or maybe it was Babbage’s Analytical Engine… whatever.  It was made… it was good.  But there could be no multi-tasking… there could be only one user at a time.  So.. maybe it wasn’t so good.  But hey… nobody gets it right the first time!

Fast forward to the […]

The Biggest Lie in the APM Industry that Both Customers and Vendors Believe

The fact is, you just can’t buy innovation.  Companies tend to believe they can.  When they see a small company with a technology they like the normal response is to buy it up.  This either gives them the opportunity to silence the product so their competing product has a chance to take over, or […]

Why Transparency is the Bedrock of Any Successful APM Implementation

Transparency is important for many reasons. Knowledge is the fuel to solve problems and create opportunity.  Giving everyone the knowledge maximizes the power of the team.
Report reality, not perception
In life, perception of a problem is usually worse than reality and complaints about IT services are no exception.  To put this into perspective, for a […]

Consumers vs Producers

I learned how to program when I was four years old. I am fairly unique in that regard. Now, before the slew of “me too’s” and “my son/daughter started using my iPad when they were 2″ thoughts overwhelm you, please understand that programming a computer is very different from using a computer. This blog […]