Navigating APMdigest

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

Types of Content

APMdigest offers the following types of content:

The APM 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: a microsite within APMdigest, providing a directory of vendors in APM, Observability, AIOps, EUEM, ITOA, NPM and related markets.

Industry News: news from APM and related markets, including new product releases and other vendor announcements.

White Papers: downloads of white papers, eBooks, reports and other APM-related documentation supplied by APMdigest sponsors for the IT community.

Webinars: upcoming and on-demand webinars supplied by APMdigest sponsors to educate the IT community on a variety of APM-related topics and products.

Videos: short videos under 5 minutes, supplied by APMdigest sponsors to educate the IT community on a variety of APM-related topics and products.

Free Tools: downloads of free tools and free trials supplied by APMdigest sponsors.

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.

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, APM Blogs and Vendor Forum Blogs. All recent posts to The APM Blog, Vendor Forum, Industry News and Editor Blog can also be found on the home page in the right column.

Links to upcoming webinars and recent on-demand webinars, white papers, reports and eBooks can be found in the left column on every page of the site. Links to videos can be found in the right column on the home page.

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

■ APM Blog (tab = Blog)

■ Vendor Forum (tab = Forum)

■ Industry News (tab = News)

■ White Papers (tab = Papers)

■ Webinars

■ Videos

■ Free Tools (tab = Tools)

■ APM Buyers Guide (tab = Buyers Guide)

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.

The latest list of Industry News posts is towards the top of the right column on the home page. 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 many pages, either in the center under the main content of that page, or on the bottom of the left column. The Latest includes the most recent features and blogs (APM Blog and Vendor Forum) that have posted to APMdigest. The Latest does not include new Industry News, White Papers, Webinars, Free Tools, Editor Blogs or any new content posted to the APM Buyers Guide.

Hot Topics

APMdigest provides "Hot Topics" pages that include every feature and blog 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, towards the bottom of the right column.

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The Latest

February 06, 2023

This year 2023, at a macro level we are moving from an inflation economy to a recession and uncertain economy and the general theme is certainly going to be "Doing More with Less" and "Customer Experience is the King." Let us examine what trends and technologies will play a lending hand in these circumstances ...

February 02, 2023

As organizations continue to adapt to a post-pandemic surge in cloud-based productivity, the 2023 State of the Network report from Viavi Solutions details how end-user awareness remains critical and explores the benefits — and challenges — of cloud and off-premises network modernization initiatives ...

February 01, 2023

In the network engineering world, many teams have yet to realize the immense benefit real-time collaboration tools can bring to a successful automation strategy. By integrating a collaboration platform into a network automation strategy — and taking advantage of being able to share responses, files, videos and even links to applications and device statuses — network teams can leverage these tools to manage, monitor and update their networks in real time, and improve the ways in which they manage their networks ...

January 31, 2023

A recent study revealed only an alarming 5% of IT decision makers who report having complete visibility into employee adoption and usage of company-issued applications, demonstrating they are often unknowingly careless when it comes to software investments that can ultimately be costly in terms of time and resources ...

January 30, 2023

Everyone has visibility into their multi-cloud networking environment, but only some are happy with what they see. Unfortunately, this continues a trend. According to EMA's latest research, most network teams have some end-to-end visibility across their multi-cloud networks. Still, only 23.6% are fully satisfied with their multi-cloud network monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities ...

January 26, 2023

As enterprises work to implement or improve their observability practices, tool sprawl is a very real phenomenon ... Tool sprawl can and does happen all across the organization. In this post, though, we'll focus specifically on how and why observability efforts often result in tool sprawl, some of the possible negative consequences of that sprawl, and we'll offer some advice on how to reduce or even avoid sprawl ...

January 25, 2023

As companies generate more data across their network footprints, they need network observability tools to help find meaning in that data for better decision-making and problem solving. It seems many companies believe that adding more tools leads to better and faster insights ... And yet, observability tools aren't meeting many companies' needs. In fact, adding more tools introduces new challenges ...

January 24, 2023

Driven by the need to create scalable, faster, and more agile systems, businesses are adopting cloud native approaches. But cloud native environments also come with an explosion of data and complexity that makes it harder for businesses to detect and remediate issues before everything comes to a screeching halt. Observability, if done right, can make it easier to mitigate these challenges and remediate incidents before they become major customer-impacting problems ...

January 23, 2023

The spiraling cost of energy is forcing public cloud providers to raise their prices significantly. A recent report by Canalys predicted that public cloud prices will jump by around 20% in the US and more than 30% in Europe in 2023. These steep price increases will test the conventional wisdom that moving to the cloud is a cheap computing alternative ...

January 19, 2023

Despite strong interest over the past decade, the actual investment in DX has been recent. While 100% of enterprises are now engaged with DX in some way, most (77%) have begun their DX journey within the past two years. And most are early stage, with a fourth (24%) at the discussion stage and half (49%) currently transforming. Only 27% say they have finished their DX efforts ...