The bottlenecks that can be created by an increasing number of applications is becoming a problem that the business world can no longer ignore. A major new study finds that corporate networking budgets are continuing to grow exponentially. That growth can apparently be tied directly to companies trying their best to do battle with applications that just don’t have the performance ratios their users would like to see.
The study came back with more than half (54 percent) of people who took part saying that application slowness and non-responsiveness are becoming more frequent. That 54 percent is a jump from the 44 percent who said the same thing in 2012. For business in the cloud, that lack of responsiveness can mean the difference between success and failure. The fact that application performance problems are only growing could be a sign that online markets are about to hit a major bump in the road.
There are plenty of big time companies that are trying to address this problem, however, this survey seems to indicate that those companies have not been able to reverse the tide just yet.
The problem seems to be, at least partly, because of the popularity of the cloud. With so many different companies using these services, many companies do not have full control over how they are using their applications. That in turn means that IT departments are not able to track and fix the problems right when they arise. That loss of control in the IT departments means that application performance issues are basically being ignored until they become critical.
Some industry insiders believe that the study shows that these IT departments need to get a tighter grip on their applications, or else face “application anarchy” in the very near future.
Edited by Blaise McNamee