APMdigest is a community blog that covers IT performance, including Application Performance Management (APM), Digital Performance Management (DPM), Business Service Management (BSM), IT Service Management (ITSM), IT Operations Management (ITOM), End User Experience Management (EUEM), IT Operations Analytics (ITOA), Log Management, Performance and Availability Monitoring, Network Performance Management (NPM), Application Testing, and related technologies. APMdigest also focuses on the performance related aspects of topics such as digital transformation, e-commerce, virtualization, cloud, big data and DevOps.
APMdigest is more than an online magazine or news site. It is a community in the Application Performance Management space where analysts and consultants, users and vendors come together to discuss and debate the industry's hot topics, inform and educate each other, and ultimately strengthen and advance the APM market.
Since its launch in 2010, APMdigest has featured original content from and interviews with all of today's leading APM innovators; all the largest APM vendors including CA Technologies and IBM; and the industry's leading consultants and analysts.
The following is a guide to the different content sections APMdigest offers:
The BSM Blog: An APMdigest blog featuring content from non-vendor industry experts, such as analysts, consultants and users.
Vendor Forum: An APMdigest blog featuring content from technology vendors in APM and a variety of related technology markets.
Industry News: News from APM and related markets, including new product releases and other vendor announcements.
APM Buyers Guide: A directory of vendors in APM, BSM, EUEM, ITOA, NPM and related markets.
APM Academy: A sub-section of APMdigest, sponsored by CA Technologies, offering practitioner level content.
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 and products.
Free Tools: Downloads of free tools and free trials related to APM.
Editor Blog: Pete Goldin's blog covering news about APMdigest such as new sponsors, new bloggers and new features of the site.
The BSM Blog
The BSM Blog features several of the industry's most respected experts in Application Performance Management (APM), ITSM and all related areas. Bloggers on The BSM Blog include analysts and consultants, APM users, and APMdigest Editor and Publisher Pete Goldin, providing valuable insight into the industry and technology.
If you would like to join The BSM Blog, Contact Pete Goldin. If you are a technology vendor, however, please check out the Vendor Forum below.
The Vendor Forum
The APMdigest Vendor Forum was established to give vendors of APM, BSM, EUEM, ITOA, NPM, Performance and Availability Monitoring, Log Management, and related technologies an opportunity to share their views with the IT community in an objective venue. All commentary in Vendor Forum blogs is intended to be objective, vendor-neutral and non-promotional content to educate and enlighten our readers.
All vendors in APM and related market spaces are welcome to blog on the Vendor Forum. APMdigest Sponsors are eligible to open multiple blogging accounts in the Vendor Forum. Non-sponsors are allowed one account per company.
Contact Pete Goldin to register for a blogging account.
APMdigest posts one item of primary content — blog or feature — per US business day. Consequently, there is often a queue of content waiting to be posted.
In addition, APMdigest posts 1-5 news items, Monday to Thursday, in the Industry News section.
Other content such as new webinars and white papers are posted regularly, but on no particular schedule.
APMdigest does not post content on weekends, or on US holidays and certain days around those holidays, including the week of July 4 and two weeks around Christmas/New Years.
APMdigest e-mails go out twice per month, and the current mailing includes content posted since the last mailing. During July and December, APMdigest may only send one email for that month.
APMdigest provides "Hot Topics" lists including every blog and feature 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 left column.
APMdigest maintains a sponsorship program that enables technology vendors to promote products, webinars, white papers, free tools and more. Click here to find out how you can sponsor APMdigest
The History of APMdigest
APMdigest was originally named BSMdigest, operating as a web publication periodically from 2006-2009. Pete Goldin relaunched BSMdigest in May 2010.
In November 2011 the publication was renamed APMdigest to reflect a growing focus on Application Performance Management. Since that time, APMdigest has become the industry's leading community blog and news site focusing specifically on APM and related technologies.
In September 2014, APMdigest launched APM Buyers Guide, a directory of the vendors and their product offerings in the Application Performance Management (APM) market, as well as related markets including Business Service Management (BSM), End User Experience Management (EUEM), IT Operations Analytics (ITOA), Log Management, Performance and Availability Monitoring, Network Performance Management (NPM), and Application Testing. Formerly a standalone site, APM Buyers Guide became a microsite within APMdigest in January 2017
In September 2015, APMdigest launched a partner website, DEVOPSdigest, at www.devopsdigest.com, to cover DevOps and all related technologies.
Although funded by vendor sponsorships, APMdigest and DEVOPSdigest are completely independently owned and operated by Goldin Digital Publishing Inc. and Goldin Media.
About Pete Goldin
Pete Goldin, Editor and Publisher of APMdigest and DEVOPSdigest and owner of Goldin Digital Publishing Inc., has been a publications consultant, manager and editor; freelance PR and marketing writer; and journalist in a wide variety of technology fields for more than 20 years. He has written PR and marketing materials for more than 100 technology companies around the world, including Oracle, VMware, Acer, Dassault Systemes and Magellan GPS. In addition, he has written extensively for open source leaders such as SpringSource (founders of the Spring Framework) and Elasticsearch (creators of the ELK stack). Pete Goldin has also written about the many markets related to APM - even before the "Application Performance Management" market emerged.
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