Analytics

February 25, 2014

Today, there is a convergence of factors coming together like a perfect storm, making Application Performance Management (APM) more important than ever. On Part Two of this list, industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - demonstrate just how many impending challenges make APM an absolute necessity in 2014 ...

February 24, 2014

Today, there is a convergence of factors coming together like a perfect storm, making Application Performance Management (APM) more important than ever. On Part One of this list, industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - demonstrate just how many impending challenges make APM an absolute necessity in 2014 ...

January 17, 2014

IT Analytics is a main topic of conversation in many of the monitoring and APM briefings and inquiries that I have taken part in last year. If you are reviewing solutions or looking to make decisions in regards to your analytics strategy then here are some points to take into consideration based on solutions I have seen ...

January 09, 2014

Continuity Software announced the results of the Continuity Software IT Operations Analytics Benchmark. Based on results collected across a variety of industry verticals, the benchmark underscores the importance of operational analytics in meeting IT performance goals. The IT Operations Analytics Benchmark survey's key findings include ...

December 30, 2013

Experts at ExtraHop offer the following predictions for IT in 2014 ...

December 27, 2013

In 2014, we will see further synergies between and APM SaaS and DevOps to a create delivery model that will allow for rapid deployment, rapid development cycles (days instead of weeks and months), and ultimately - continuous delivery ...

December 20, 2013

Compuware Corporation announced its top technology predictions for 2014 ...

December 17, 2013

In APMdigest's highly popular and well-respected annual list of APM predictions, industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - offer thoughtful, insightful, and sometimes controversial predictions on how Application Performance Management (APM) will evolve and impact business in 2014 ...

November 12, 2013

For many years the focus of APM was on making the application server run better. And from that perspective, it was successful. However, while the application server became more reliable and ran faster, the two key features IT Operations management desire: getting alerted to problems before the end user is affected and being pointed in the right direction have not improved much ...

September 26, 2013

Colin Fletcher, Research Director, IT Operations Management for Gartner, talks about the emergence of the Business Value Dashboard (BVD) ...

September 17, 2013

APM measures and analyzes performance and patterns at different layers. Whether you're using server APM to monitor the behavior of virtual or physical infrastructure, or NPM to monitor your network transactions, the goal is usually to identify how performance issues affect real users ...

September 05, 2013

There’s a new, third wave of smarter, more sophisticated analytics hitting the APM market; these solutions are designed to help shorten the duration of outages and possibly prevent them by giving application operators earlier warnings of problems brewing beneath the surface ...

August 20, 2013

Gartner’s five dimensions of APM did, I guess, a good job of structuring the market (at least in what concerns "Monitoring" – it doesn’t look like we get to "Management" yet). But some statements coming from Gartner somewhat trouble me ...

August 14, 2013

This is quite possibly the most important list we have posted on APMdigest. The bottom-line business benefits are what APM is really all about, or should be all about, although the market can forget this at times. But the reality is that no company should be deploying Application Performance Management unless they are using it to drive bottom-line business benefits such as those on this list. The benefits on this list are the payoff, the end result, the ultimate reason for APM ...

July 26, 2013

The advent of IT Operations Analytics is finally allowing IT managers, operations personnel and business executives to benefit from sophisticated analytics capabilities ...

July 25, 2013

With the proliferation of composite applications for cloud and mobility, monitoring individual components of the application delivery chain is no longer an effective way to assure user experience. IT organizations must evolve toward a holistic, more collaborative methodology based on a service-delivery principle that is more aligned with corporate strategy ...

June 11, 2013

Worldwide business intelligence (BI), corporate performance management (CPM) and analytics applications/performance management software revenue totaled $13.1 billion in 2012, a 6.8 percent increase from 2011 revenue of $12.3 billion, according to Gartner.

June 11, 2013

IT Operations is now overwhelmed — by the volume, velocity and variety of change and configuration data, lacking insight or actionable information, all making change and configuration problems a chronic pain. As shown by recent surveys at the Gartner Data Center Summit and ServiceNow Knowledge13 conferences, where Evolven surveyed over 300 IT Operations professionals asking questions critical to IT operations management, 84% of IT professionals said that they want to significantly improve their IT operations management ...

May 21, 2013

DevOps emerged as a philosophy for bridging the gap between operations and development silos, where each focused on different priorities, using different processes and tools. This article will focus on some key challenges existing in the DevOps approach — challenges that leave operations to wade through overwhelming amounts of operational data — and how new analytics-based tools stand to provide insight into meaningful information, ultimately closing this gap, and putting development and operations into better synch ...

April 19, 2013

The "Butterfly Effect" theoretically describes a hurricane's formation being contingent on whether or not a distant butterfly had flapped its wings weeks before. This highlights a sensitive dependence on environmental conditions where a small change at one place (Dev Env) can result in large differences to a later state (Production) ...

March 26, 2013

Bojan Simic, President and Principal Analyst at TRAC Research, talks about the APM Spectrum report, APM analytics, virtualization, and different types of APM for different job roles ...

March 18, 2013

Available since the early 1990s, enterprises have relied on hundreds of IT management tools to monitor their infrastructure elements and applications. Still the promise of monitoring remains elusive. Many of these IT management tools present raw data, but lack insight into the actual meaning buried in all that data ...

February 13, 2013

Gartner's recent report, Will IT Operations Analytics Platforms Replace APM Suites?, shows some interesting trends that could change the face of Application Performance Management ...

February 11, 2013

Business intelligence (BI) and analytics continues to be a top CIO investment priority, and yet user surveys by Gartner, Inc. show that only 30 percent of potential users in an organization adopt CIO-sponsored analytics tools. This appears to be changing as organizations invest in making analytics "invisible," and more consumable and accessible, to the nontraditional analytics user ...

January 30, 2013

Will Cappelli, Gartner Research VP in Enterprise Management, talks about APM, analytics and mobile performance management ...

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