June 24, 2016

APMdigest asked the top minds in the industry what they feel is the most important way Application Performance Management (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 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 ...

June 17, 2016
Ricardo Belmar

The demand for real-time collaboration has introduced new performance requirements for enterprise networks to deliver a great user experience. A recent study conducted by BT and InfoVista, Meeting the Network Demands of Changing Generations, found that 90 percent of today’s workforce is unsatisfied with the application performance on their employer’s network overall ...

June 16, 2016
Dennis Drogseth

In this blog I'd like to highlight one very critical area of AIA that came out in my research: the growing role of security as an integrated requirement for performance, change and capacity management ...

June 15, 2016
Dirk Wallerstorfer

Network communications are a top priority for DevOps teams working in support of modern globally-distributed systems and microservices. But basic network interface statistics like received and sent traffic aren't as useful as they once were because multiple microservices may share the same network interface. For meaningful analysis, you need to dig deeper and correlate network-traffic metrics with individual processes. This is however just the beginning ...

June 13, 2016
Colette Finneran

If your company has experience in developing applications or performance management solutions, then you might want to consider joining an APM vendor's ecosystem to grow revenue. Here is how it should work: you develop market solutions incorporating your industry and technology experience, the vendor sells the solution globally through multiple channels, and you collect your check each month. The key is developing solutions for a market, not just one customer ...

June 10, 2016
Jeff Loeb

“The rise of the intelligent machines.” This may sound like the makings of a great sci-fi epic, but intelligent machines are grounded more in reality than most people may realize. While intelligent machines may conjure up notions of big, scary robots plotting to take over the world, machines with decision making and learning capabilities are central to the success of business and IT processes, according to new research by analyst firm Freeform Dynamics ...

June 09, 2016
Joshua Dobies

The IT organization can do more than oversee the ad hoc adoption of new technologies like cloud computing, mobile, big data and social media platforms. IT has the opportunity to drive an executive-led, enterprise-wide strategy that leverages technology to improve business processes. That means moving away from IT's traditional role of maintaining systems and troubleshooting users' problems to offering services that improve users' productivity levels and spur revenue growth. That's a significant change, so your first question is likely along the lines of, "What are the first steps to creating this digital transformation strategy?" This three-part series will answer that question ...

June 08, 2016
Andrew Levy

Managing your app's performance is a never-ending challenge. With constantly changing network conditions and new devices frequently entering the market, maintaining a high-quality user experience takes knowledge and diligence. Adding to the list of factors to watch out for when it comes to app performance is something you might not expect — the weather ...

June 06, 2016
Howard Wilson

T-Mobile and Dynatrace recently conducted a study into the importance of site and application speed, and the impact on consumer satisfaction and conversions. Here's some of what the report found ...

June 03, 2016
Collin Firenze

Without the proper expertise and tools in place to quickly isolate, diagnose, and resolve an incident, a quick routine error can result in hours of downtime – causing significant interruption in business operations that can impact both business revenue and employee productivity. How can we stop these little instances from turning into major fallouts? Major companies and organizations, take heed ...

June 01, 2016
Srinivas Ramanathan

The need for performance management for Citrix has grown in importance as the use cases for Citrix technology have expanded significantly – with 96 percent of respondents viewing Citrix services as critical for their organization’s business – according to an annual joint survey conducted by eG Innovations and DABCC ...

May 31, 2016
Mandana Javaheri

As if the traditional security vulnerabilities presented by modern technology weren’t challenging enough, the widespread adoption and use of IoT devices have ushered in more potential security traps and new performance challenges that were not concerns a few years ago. Maintaining network performance, reliability and connectivity while minimizing network latency is difficult for IoT devices. The number and nature of these devices, the amount of information they send over their networks, the number of connections and the 24x7x365 nature of their activities present unique challenges, including ...

May 26, 2016
Jay Labadini

Your applications should ensure end-user satisfaction and boost productivity for employees and partners. Therefore, IT pros implementing or monitoring applications should take the time to understand how end-users interact with their application, share the proper amount of information with the right stakeholders, implement the right workflows and ensure they are performing top-notch. Here are 10 quick tips to help you get started ...

May 23, 2016
Veronica Wolf

With the ever-changing business landscape, employees are more willing and able to evolve in their roles and lean into change if they are empowered with a positive, "frictionless" end user experience. During this period of business transformation, technology is seen primarily as an enabler for improved business and business change, therefore aligning IT with business goals and focusing on supporting business initiatives is now more critical than ever. But business transformation involves not only disruptive technologies such as cloud, virtualization and mobile, but also the people involved in the transformation ...

May 20, 2016
Dan Ortega

All businesses are fully aware of how much data they're swimming through on a daily basis. And because its buzzy and trendy, most of these businesses are looking to do more with their data, striving to implement cool sounding technologies like machine learning and predictive analytics. But a startling number are overlooking a crucial factor that could make or break the success of these investments: the quality of their own data ...

May 18, 2016
Jean Tunis

As websites continue to advance, the underlying protocols that they run on top of must change in order to meet the demands of user expected page load times. This blog is the first in a 5-part series on APMdigest where I will discuss web application performance and how new protocols like SPDY, HTTP/2, and QUIC will hopefully improve IT so we can have happy website users ...

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