January 20, 2017
Sri Chaganty

Traditionally, Application Performance Management (APM) is usually associated with solutions that instrument application code. There are two fundamental limitations with such associations. If instrumenting the code is what APM is all about, then APM is applicable only to homegrown applications for which access to code is available ...

January 19, 2017
Andrew Levy

The correlation between mobile app crashes and increasing churn rates (or declining user retention) has long been suspected. In the report, titled Crash and Churn, Apteligent set out to understand the impact of per user crash rate on churn ...

January 18, 2017
Dirk Paessler

In Fall 2016, Paessler AG surveyed 650 system administrators from 49 countries to get a "state of the SysAdmin" and find out how their jobs are changing, how they spend their time, and what their priorities are. The survey responses led to some interesting findings – namely, that when it comes to today's SysAdmins, things are not as they seem. Here are some of the key findings that illustrate the gap between perception and reality ...

January 17, 2017
Chris Bloom

Choosing an application performance monitoring (APM) solution can be a daunting task. A quick Google search will show popular products, but there's also a long list of less-well-known open source products available, too. So how do you choose the right solution? ...

January 13, 2017
Ryan Goldman

Digital transformation is a key initiative for enterprises that want to reach new customers and offer greater value via technology. Changing user expectations, new modes of engagement and the need to improve responsiveness are the main factors driving companies to update outdated processes and develop new applications as part of a digital transformation strategy. But in order to deliver on the promise of digital transformation, organizations must also modernize their IT infrastructure to support speed, scale and change ...

January 12, 2017
Jeff Kalberg

Digital transformation is evolving the enterprise to one in which high performance applications are now the norm as organizations use video, graphics and other information intensive multimedia to populate these new channels of engagement. Digital technologies, and high performance applications, create further pressure on IT staffs which are grappling with PCs that are past their optimum performance. As a result, IT is looking at alternatives to swapping out PCs and investing in more costly equipment that will inevitably have an expiration date. One solution is to build on virtualization solutions that incorporate high-performance thin clients ...

January 11, 2017
Sri Chaganty

If your business depends on mission-critical web or legacy applications, then monitoring how your end users interact with your applications is critical. Most monitoring solutions try to infer the end-user experience based on resource utilization. However, resource utilization cannot provide meaningful results on how the end-user is experiencing an interaction with an application. The true measurement of end-user experience is availability and response time of the application, end-to-end and hop-by-hop ...

January 10, 2017
Scott Klein

There's nothing like a major web outage to remind us how much our applications rely on other web services and technologies to function. In late October of last year, a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, one of the largest Domain Name Service (DNS) providers on the internet, disrupted service for consumer and business applications across the web. This attack shed light on the delicate interdependent nature of the web as productivity and uptime across the world was effected ...

January 09, 2017
Leon Adato

As an IT professional, I'm used to words that mean different things to different people. For example, "log monitoring" could mean anything from simple text files to logfile aggregation systems. "Uptime" is also notoriously hard to nail down. Heck, even the word "monitoring" itself can be obscure. This is why I'm not surprised that application performance monitoring (APM) can mean so many different things depending on the context ...

January 06, 2017
Tony Baer

Big data continues to be the fastest-growing segment of the information management software market. New findings released by Ovum estimate that the big data market will grow from $1.7bn in 2016 to $9.4bn by 2020, comprising 10% of the overall market for information management tooling ...

January 05, 2017
Sven Hammar

Apica highlights the following trends and predictions for 2017, covering the API Economy, ecommerce, analytics and more ...

January 04, 2017

IDC has been chronicling the emergence and evolution of the 3rd Platform, built on cloud, mobile, big data/analytics, and social technologies, for nearly a decade. Over the past several years, the adoption of these technologies has accelerated as enterprises commit to the 3rd Platform and undergo digital transformation (DX) on a massive scale. Looking forward, IDC predicts that digital transformation will attain macroeconomic scale over the next three to four years, changing the way enterprises operate and reshaping the global economy. This is the dawn of the "DX Economy" ...

January 03, 2017
Sean Applegate

Riverbed highlights the following trends and predictions for 2017, covering digital transformation, software-defined everything and more ...

December 30, 2016

Gartner revealed its top predictions for 2017 and beyond, examining three fundamental effects of continued digital innovation: experience and engagement, business innovation, and the secondary effects that result from increased digital capabilities ...

December 27, 2016

DEVOPSdigest is establishing a tradition with the second annual list of DevOps Predictions. DevOps experts offer predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. The predictions unveil some very specific expected changes that reflect how DevOps is growing and changing ...

December 19, 2016

APMdigest's 2017 Application Performance Management Predictions is a forecast by the top minds in APM today. Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 5, the final installment, covers the business side of APM ...

December 16, 2016

APMdigest's 2017 Application Performance Management Predictions is a forecast by the top minds in APM today. Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 4 covers cloud, containers and microservices ...

December 15, 2016

APMdigest's 2017 Application Performance Management Predictions is a forecast by the top minds in APM today. Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 3 covers the many aspects of IT services, including monitoring, incident management, end user experience and DevOps ...

December 14, 2016

APMdigest's 2017 Application Performance Management Predictions is a forecast by the top minds in APM today. Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 2 covers the expanding scope of Application Performance Management (APM) and Network Performance Management (NPM) ...

December 13, 2016

The advent of the Holiday Season means it is time for the annual list of Application Performance Management (APM) predictions, the most popular post on APMdigest, viewed by tens of thousands of people in the IT community around the world every year. Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. A forecast by the top minds in Application Performance Management today, here are the predictions ...

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January 19, 2017
Andrew Levy
Apteligent
January 18, 2017
Dirk Paessler
Paessler AG
January 17, 2017
Chris Bloom
Savvius
January 12, 2017
Jeff Kalberg
IGEL Technology
January 11, 2017
Sri Chaganty
AppEnsure
January 10, 2017
Scott Klein
Atlassian
January 09, 2017
Leon Adato
SolarWinds
January 05, 2017
Sven Hammar
Apica
January 03, 2017
Sean Applegate
Riverbed