July 21, 2016
Dirk Paessler

One of the most common problems network monitoring tools are employed to solve are problems with bandwidth. Availability is critical for IT departments of all sizes, and slow bandwidth creates productivity problems and even outages that have a real effect on businesses. Identifying the problems behind bandwidth drains can be difficult, so to help, I’ve put together a list of the five most common causes of sudden traffic spikes ...

July 20, 2016
Marcel M. Karman

In 2014 Gartner predicted that "75 percent of IT organizations will be bi-modal in some way by 2017." We are in the midst of this two-speed IT approach that organizations are adopting at an increasing rate to stay relevant for their customers. Speed 1 is the traditional IT that is being managed by the IT Operations persona and Speed 2 is the agile IT where within the organization especially the Developer persona and the Line of Business Persona are involved to get the most out of the digital innovations that flood our daily lives. One thing that these personas have in common is that they have a need for monitoring. In this blog I will focus on the needs of the various personas ...

July 19, 2016
Ricardo Belmar

While shoppers enjoy the bargains on Prime Day – a 24-hour sale on Amazon – few may realize that the success of such massive events hinges on network and application performance ...

July 18, 2016
Paul Higley

I am constantly hearing the common theme that organizations want to make their IT-dependent employees and customers top priority in order to better support business growth. However, what I then find contradictory is while the desire is there, it's a significant challenge for organizations to actually achieve this. Here are four common barriers to business transformation initiatives – and suggested steps enterprises can take to overcome them ...

July 15, 2016
Saba Anees

You already see the potential of adopting an Internet of Things model into your enterprise, but are you doing it in the best way? The following are four questions you and your team should be answering to determine how to find the right opportunity in the IoT space for your business ...

July 14, 2016
Dennis Drogseth

Cloud is no longer a new topic for IT, or for IT service management (ITSM). But its impact on how ITSM teams work, as well as on how IT works overall, has probably never been greater. Leveraging EMA research on the future of ITSM and on digital and IT transformation, this blog looks at data relevant to the impact of cloud on ITSM teams and addresses the following questions ...

July 13, 2016
Brad Denniston

The correct response within the expected time – those are the two main benefits your data center provides. If you don't provide those benefits your business loses customers. It will filter down to you through sales, then marketing, then the CIO then – what are you going to do now?

July 12, 2016
Linda Ellis

By participating in identifying and implementing tools that fill employees needs while providing quality experiences, IT departments can support employee productivity rather than hinder it. At the same time, they’ll be able to more easily and securely govern the plethora of consumer applications inundating the enterprise. Here are examples of software characteristics and user experience best practices that can provide workers with efficient workflows yet also meet the functionality requirements of IT administrators ...

July 11, 2016
Monica Benjamin

APM tools must evolve to focus on the problems that users and customers are seeing from their perspective and give insight as to how to continuously diagnose and correct the digital user experience for them ...

July 08, 2016
Bob Johnson

APM technologies have evolved quickly over the past few years and, will no doubt, continue to accelerate during the coming years. One key area which APM vendors have to recognize is a current weakness that must be quickly addressed is that the compelling business driver is not just ensuring the health, availability, and performance of "applications" but the business services which they support ...

July 07, 2016
Sri Chaganty

Delivering perfect production performance is always hard and ever changing. The fundamentals are very structured and logical, however, with so many end points in a dynamic, virtualized, distributed application topology. The only viable approach today is to understand the end user experience as measured by response time ...

June 30, 2016

APMdigest asked the top minds in the industry what they feel is the most important way APM tools must evolve. The recommendations on this list provide a rare look into the long-term future of APM technology. Part 6, the final installment of the list, covers development and DevOps ...

June 29, 2016

APMdigest asked the top minds in the industry what they feel is the most important way APM tools must evolve. The recommendations on this list provide a rare look into the long-term future of APM technology. Part 5 covers the impact of APM on the Business ...

June 28, 2016

APMdigest asked the top minds in the industry what they feel is the most important way APM tools must evolve. The recommendations on this list provide a rare look into the long-term future of APM technology. Part 4 covers the end user experience ...

June 27, 2016

APMdigest asked the top minds in the industry what they feel is the most important way APM tools must evolve. The recommendations on this list provide a rare look into the long-term future of APM technology. Part 3 covers the expanding scope of APM tools ...

June 24, 2016

APMdigest asked the top minds in the industry what they feel is the most important way APM tools must evolve. The recommendations on this list provide a rare look into the long-term future of APM technology. Part 2 covers the evolution of the relationship between APM and analytics ...

June 23, 2016

At the end of every year, APMdigest takes a look into the future by asking experts to predict the changes that will occur within the Application Performance Management (APM) industry in the coming new year. With this new list, we are looking even farther into the future, to the evolution of APM. This list is comprised of expert opinions on how APM should evolve – an evolutionary wish list for APM. The recommendations on this list provide a rare look into the long-term future of APM technology ...

June 22, 2016

One of the most noteworthy elements of this year's State of DevOps Report is the continued advancement of concrete metrics, and notably ROI calculations, useful in determining the level of impact that organizations are appreciating via use of the practices ...

June 21, 2016
Joshua Dobies

Application performance levels too often fail to meet the needs of the business. This creates what I call a "performance gap" – a widening gulf between the needs of business and what IT is able to provide (or not) to meet those needs. The business impacts include more unhappy customers, contract delays, missed deadlines and lost revenue. So in Part 2 of this series, let's examine the four key elements any organization can address today to bridge this gap ...

June 20, 2016
Dirk Paessler

The technology landscape is littered with confusing terminology. The term "monitoring," for example, can mean any number of things, and while more specified terms like application performance monitoring, network performance monitoring, or infrastructure monitoring are supposed to narrow it down, there is often overlap and confusion into what is supposed to go where. Here are several key areas to focus on when evaluating your next IT purchase ...

The BSM Blog

June 16, 2016
Dennis Drogseth
EMA
June 14, 2016
Pete Goldin
APMdigest
June 07, 2016
Pete Goldin
APMdigest
June 02, 2016
Pete Goldin
APMdigest
May 27, 2016
Jean Tunis
RootPerformance
May 25, 2016
Jean Tunis
RootPerformance
May 24, 2016
Jean Tunis
RootPerformance
May 19, 2016
Jean Tunis
RootPerformance
May 18, 2016
Jean Tunis
RootPerformance
May 12, 2016
Pete Goldin
APMdigest

Vendor Forum

July 21, 2016
Dirk Paessler
Paessler AG
July 20, 2016
Marcel M. Karman
IBM
July 19, 2016
Ricardo Belmar
InfoVista
July 18, 2016
Paul Higley
Aternity
July 15, 2016
Saba Anees
AppDynamics
July 13, 2016
Brad Denniston
AppEnsure
July 08, 2016
Bob Johnson
Optanix
July 07, 2016
Sri Chaganty
AppEnsure
June 21, 2016
Joshua Dobies
Riverbed Technology
June 20, 2016
Dirk Paessler
Paessler AG
June 17, 2016
Ricardo Belmar
InfoVista