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Will Cappell
Research Vice President
9 years at Gartner
29 years IT industry

Will Cappelli is a Gartner Research VP in the Enterprise Management area, focusing on automation, event correlation and fault analysis, management system architectures, and real-time infrastructure issues. ...Read Full Bio

AI and IAM: Computational Complexity and Application Level Energy Management

by wcappell  |  May 17, 2012

To date, most attempts to manage the costs and patterns of IT related energy consumption have focused on events and processes at the infrastructure layer. It is generally recognized that infrastructure level energy consumption management could end up frustrating the legitimate power consumption demands of business critical applications while oversupplying energy to applications that are […]

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AI and IAM: Markets and Algorithms

by wcappell  |  April 26, 2012

Supply and demand tend to move towards equilibrium in markets with prices serving as the mechanism by which that equilibrium comes about. The imbalance between supply and demand exerts a downward or upward pressure on prices, the results of which, in turn, modify amounts supplied and amounts demanded in opposite direction until a price emerges […]

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AI and IAM: Social AI – A Definition and Taxonomy

by wcappell  |  April 10, 2012

Whereas traditional AI focused on modelling the cognition of isolated individuals, Social AI is a relatively new discipline that seeks to model the way in which in groups of agents or actors perceive, analyze, and respond to events in their collective environment. Each agent or actor has its own local perspective on that environment. Furthermore, […]

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AI and IAM: Social Networks, Service Performance, and Epistemic Logic

by wcappell  |  April 3, 2012

An end user accessing a service from within a social network will behave differently with regard to that service than he or she would if the service had been accessed from outside the social network. This is, of course, particularly true if the service can be shared with other individuals in that network or if […]

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AI and IAM: BiGraphs could model user-defined transactions

by wcappell  |  March 30, 2012

The concept of a user-defined (or ‘business’) transaction is central to application performance monitoring (APM.) Not only is user-defined transaction profiling one of the five dimensions which Gartner takes as being essential to comprehensive APM solutions but most attempts to conceptualize application execution involve the idea that, in some sense or another, that execution is […]

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AI and IAM: Will Two-Tier Analytics Become the Norm for IAM?

by wcappell  |  March 28, 2012

Immanuel Kant, in his late 18th century classic, the Critique of Pure Reason, concluded that human cognition takes place on two levels. Level one consists of an initial organization of raw sense materials into geometric figures located in space and time which is then followed, on level two, by a determination of just how these […]

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AI and IAM: a new blog by Will Cappelli

by wcappell  |  March 26, 2012

Welcome to my new Blog! I hope you’ll join me in the coming weeks and months so that, together, we can explore some of the fascinating developments that are taking place, both academically and commercially, on the borderlines between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Infrastructure and Application Management (IAM). There has always been a high volume […]

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