Analytics

April 05, 2012

"We've really graduated from the spreadsheet. Today's organizations need to respond much more quickly to market conditions. That means putting more information in the hands of more people in a organization. It's not just an issue of getting information to a few data analysts who are going to interact with the data warehouse." Sound familiar?

March 28, 2012

Shane Pearson, Vice President, Product Marketing for HP Software, discusses predictive analytics and its importance to APM ...

March 15, 2012

Gartner has defined five dimensions for managing application performance, and this article outlines how the Auto Club Group prioritizes each of these dimensions -- based on our experience over the last six years spent fine tuning different facets of the model to better support the business ...

March 12, 2012

Today's Cloud services are enabling organizations of all sizes across a rapidly expanding array of industries to capture data, analyze its implications and disseminate timely insight so end-users and executives can act more effectively ...

February 28, 2012

Jean-Pierre Garbani, Vice President, Principal Analyst at Forrester, provides valuable insight into the present state and future of APM ...

February 22, 2012

On the one hand, many in the industry have begun to dismiss the CMDB as well past its prime, at least in terms of industry hype and attention. For this rather significant population, the CMDB has evolved into a complex and demanding data store with tangible but difficult-to-justify benefits, with questionable relationships to cloud computing and other more dynamic technologies and trends. On the other hand, there have been some significant improvements over the last three to four years ...

February 08, 2012

Operational complexity in virtualized, scale-out, and cloud environments and composite Web-based applications will drive demand for automated analytic performance management and optimization tools that can quickly discover, filter, correlate, remediate, and ideally prevent performance and availability slowdowns, outages, and other service-interrupting incidents ...

January 31, 2012

Matthew Ellis, IBM VP of Service Availability and Performance, discusses predictive analytics ...

January 30, 2012

Last month I attended the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas. This year, the hot topic was not only cloud computing but seems there were a lot of discussions around DevOps and analytics. Other topics of interest included Application Performance Monitoring (APM), End-user Experience (EUE), Business Transaction Management (BTM), Big Data and many more around IT operations. Take a peek at the few bits and bites I picked up ...

January 30, 2012

At the beginning of this month, EMA analysts were asked for their predictions about what 2012 might bring. Responses spanned management solutions across applications, systems, network, security, services, assets, desktops, and mobile devices, as well as business intelligence and content management ...

January 25, 2012

Today’s world is becoming increasingly dominated by data and information that is unstructured, and comes in a heterogeneous amalgam of formats and arrives in escalating volumes and speeds. The challenge is how to rapidly develop and provide access to useful information and insight based on that data ...

January 18, 2012

End-user behavior learning technology provides the business with a view into how each end-user interacts with their online business services to ensure a superior user experience. The business learns about user experiences based on past online activity, and quickly and proactively adjusts to meet expected levels of service regardless of the conditions or variables ...

January 14, 2012

I believe today's leading Cloud vendors and solutions are redefining business intelligence (BI) and analytics at three levels. These three tiers of BI/analytic service are having a significant impact on organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry who are taking advantage of a widening array of Cloud solutions, and becoming a key differentiator for leading Cloud vendors ...

January 12, 2012

If you could forecast potential issues in your data center, what would it mean to you? Would advance warning technology be useful? If you could be notified early of an impending problem, would it benefit your business?

January 08, 2012

Recession, viewed positively, boosted innovation and increased the pace of new process development and its adoption. The IT customer is increasingly global, the realm of the IT services grows larger every day and the sprawling, distributed IT components demand intelligent ways to manage and monitor this infrastructure ...

December 20, 2011

Industry experts from analyst and consulting firms and all the top vendors offer thoughtful, insightful, and sometimes controversial predictions on how Application Performance Management and related BSM and ITSM technologies will change and impact business in 2012 ...

December 19, 2011

Bojan Simic, President & Principal Analyst, TRAC Research, shares the APM blind spots and challenges revealed by his new interactive report on APM ...

December 03, 2011

APMdigest followers will already have read the article on Gartner's 5 Dimensions of APM. We'd like to look at this matter from a different angle: What are the important issues and goals to consider when evaluating a suite of APM solutions -- from one or more vendors -- to ensure that your APM solution will help IT operate at the new speed of business?

December 02, 2011

Gartner's recently published Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring defines “five distinct dimensions of, or perspectives on, end-to-end application performance” which are essential to APM ...

November 11, 2011

Back in the “good” or “bad” old days, life used to be simpler for those of us focused on BSM. Application Management, though strategic, was domain-centric and BSM was where everything came together. But as technologies evolved, and a growing focus on real-time currency, in part due to cloud, caused a combination of panic and realignment in many IT organizations, APM became more cross-domain in nature and BSM became more of a watchword for strategies that get postponed for blue skies and quieter times ...

November 01, 2011

Will Cappelli, Gartner Research VP in Enterprise Management, discusses the past and future of APM, and its key components such as analytics and end-user experience monitoring ...

October 17, 2011

This blog is the second in a series to help you getter a better sense of what kind of analytic technologies are available in the market today and how they might best apply to your environment.

September 26, 2011

"Analytics" is -- like many words applied to BSM, service management and the management of applications and networked infrastructures -- a somewhat conflicted term.

September 22, 2011

Today’s market environment demands businesses to change and adapt rapidly according to market dynamics, while still remaining in control. For business, these dynamics can mean sifting through what can amount to petabytes of data to act tactically and strategically ...

April 19, 2011

Defining BSM has always been a challenge. Many tool vendors have their own definitions of BSM, or use other terms such as ITSM, BTM or APM instead of BSM ...

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