When I founded IPsoft in 1998, one of my main goals was to decrease the incredible amount of time IT professionals spent managing applications and tools. Over the previous decade, IT experts had become so entangled in mundane, repetitive chores, that they ended up losing the passion and creativity that drove them to the industry in the first place.
That was 14 years ago. It is much worse today. According to a recent study by performance management solutions providerBlueStripe Software, 68 percent of IT executives have invested in more than three separate application and transaction management tools, and 64 percent have invested in more than six. The result: 78 percent said their management system had become so unwieldy that they could not pinpoint where transactions slow down.
IT has entered a state of bloated chaos. Luckily, there is relief ahead. Companies like us, as well as IBM, HP and
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