Navigating APMdigest

The following is a guide to navigating APMdigest and finding content.

TYPES OF CONTENT

APMdigest offers the following types of content:

The BSM Blog: An APMdigest blog featuring content from non-vendor industry experts, such as analysts and consultants.

Vendor Forum: An APMdigest blog featuring content from technology vendors in APM and a variety of related technology markets.

Features: Content not attributed to specific bloggers, such as lists covering predictions and other hot topics.

APM Buyers Guide: Content includes vendor directory pages, featured products and case studies.

APM Academy: A sub-section of APMdigest, sponsored by CA Technologies, offering practioner level content in the form of blogs, white papers, ebooks, webinars and videos.

Industry News: News from APM and related markets, including new product releases and other vendor announcements, analyst research, and general industry analysis.

White Papers: Downloads of white papers, eBooks, reports and other APM-related documentation available to the IT community.

Webinars: Upcoming and on-demand webinars educating the IT community on a variety of APM-related topics.

Free Tools: Downloads of free tools and free trials related to APM.

Editor Blog: Pete Goldin's blog covering news about the APMdigest and APM Buyers Guide websites such as new sponsors, new bloggers and new features of the sites.

APMdigest posts one item of primary content — Feature, BSM Blog or Vendor Forum Blog — per US business day.

In addition, APMdigest posts 1-5 news items per US business day in the Industry News section. Other content such as new webinars and white papers are posted regularly, but on no particular schedule.

FINDING CONTENT

Content on APMdigest can be found in multiple ways. First, the latest posts of any type of content can all be found on the home page. The center column includes all recent Features, BSM Blogs and Vendor Forum Blogs. All recent posts to The BSM Blog, Vendor Forum, Industry News and Editor Blog can also be found on the home page in the right column.

Content can also be found on pages for each content type, accessed via the top navigation bar. Content types available via the top nav bar include:

■ Features

■ BSM Blog (tab = Blog)

■ Vendor Forum (tab = Forum)

■ Industry News (tab = News)

■ White Papers (tab = Papers)

■ Webinars

■ Free Tools (tab = Tools)

■ APM Buyers Guide (tab = Buyers Guide)

■ APM Academy

The Editor Blog is not included on the top nav bar, but a link to the Editor Blog can be found on every page on the bottom of the right column.

Also on every page of the site, in the left column, are lists of all the Upcoming Webinars, as well as the most recent 20 On-Demand Webinars and most recent 20 White Papers. A list of all Webinars and White Papers can be found on their respective pages, accessible via the top nav bar.

The latest list of Industry News posts is towards the top of the right column on the home page, under the APM Academy links. A complete list of Industry News can still be found on the Industry News page, accessible under the "News" tab on the top nav bar.

THE LATEST

A list called "The Latest" can be found on most pages in the center, under the main content of that page. For example, it can be found under most articles and blogs. The Latest includes the most recent features and blogs (BSM Blog and Vendor Forum) that have posted to APMdigest. The Latest does not include new Industry News, White Papers, Webinars, Free Tools or Editor Blogs.

HOT TOPICS

APMdigest provides "Hot Topics" pages including every article, blog and Q&A posted on APMdigest about that particular topic. Industry news, webinars, white papers and free tools are not listed on the Hot Topics pages.

Links to all the Hot Topics can be found on every page, at the bottom of the right column. Readers can access Hot Topics pages with all the links, most recent on top. In addition they can access RSS feeds for any Hot Topics list.

RSS FEEDS

APMdigest offers RSS Feeds for content types including Features, Q&A, BSM Blog, Vendor Forum, Industry News and Editor Blog. The RSS Feed buttons can be found at the bottom of the content type's section on the home page, as well as on the content type's page accessible via the top nav bar.

RSS Feed buttons for each Hot Topics list are available on every page, on the bottom of the right column.

A button for the Global RSS Feed can be found on every page, on the bottom of the right column, at the top of the Hot Topics list. The Global RSS Feed includes Features, Q&A, BSM Blog, Vendor Forum, Industry News and Editor Blog.

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