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: a microsite within APMdigest, providing a directory of vendors in APM, 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, 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.

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

■ BSM 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 (BSM 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

December 07, 2021

The Holiday Season means it is time for APMdigest's annual list of Application Performance Management (APM) predictions, the most popular content on APMdigest, viewed by tens of thousands of people in the IT community around the world for more than a decade. Industry experts offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM, AIOps, Observability, Open Telemetry, and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2022 ...

December 06, 2021

As organizations strive to advance digital acceleration efforts, outpace competitors, and better service customers, the path to better, more secure software lies in AIOps. As DevOps teams continue to adopt progressive delivery models and the volume of production deployments and configuration changes sees even more growth, here are a few of the things that your DevOps teams should keep in mind, as they look to make the most of their IT toolkits via AIOps ...

December 02, 2021

In the old days of monolithic architectures, IT operations teams could manage service-disrupting incidents themselves. But these architectures have evolved, and the systems our digital economy relies on today are too complex and produce too much data for human operators to monitor, let alone fix. Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) solutions automate system monitoring and remediation strategies to help DevOps and SRE teams ensure that services and apps are continuously available ...

December 01, 2021

As global and emerging technology trends continue to drive the network to evolve at an accelerated pace, we wanted to better understand the current trends and challenges these teams face. As a result, LiveAction conducted a survey of networking professionals that on average manage more than 500 networking devices at organizations with more than 600 employees. Let's dive into four of the key insights revealed in this report ...

November 30, 2021

Thanks to pandemic-related work-from-home (WFH) and digital/mobile customer experience initiatives, employees and users are more distributed than ever. At the same time, organizations everywhere are adopting a cloud-first or cloud-smart architecture, distributing their business applications across private and public cloud infrastructures. Private data centers continue to be consolidated, while more and more branch offices are connecting to data centers and the public cloud simultaneously. Maintaining application performance for distributed users in this increasingly hybrid environment is a significant challenge for IT teams ...

November 29, 2021

In a world where constant change is becoming routine, Gartner said that infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must shift their traditional focus from efficiency to one of adaptive resilience. I&O leaders must re-imagine how they manage their talent, their platforms and operations, if they want to dynamically and quickly exploit new opportunities ...

November 23, 2021

The holidays are almost upon us, and retailers are preparing well in advance for the onslaught of online consumers during this compressed period. The Friday following Thanksgiving Day has become the busiest shopping day of the year, and online shopping has never been more robust. But with supply chain disruptions limiting merchandise availability, customer experience will make the difference between clicking the purchase button or typing a competitor's web address ...

November 22, 2021

The 2021 holiday season will be an inflection point: As the economy starts to ramp up again while the country still grapples with the pandemic, holiday shopping will be the most digital holiday season in history by a long shot ... The work must begin months before, as organizations learn from the year prior and take steps to improve experiences and operations, fine-tune systems, plug in new data sources to enrich machine-learning algorithms, move more workloads to the cloud, automate, and experiment with new tech. These efforts culminate in "API Tuesday" ...

November 18, 2021

Most (83%) of nearly 1,500 business and IT decision makers believe that at least 25% of their workforce will remain hybrid post-pandemic, according to the Riverbed | Aternity Hybrid Work Global Survey 2021. While all indicators signal hybrid work environments are the future, most organizations are not fully prepared to deliver a seamless hybrid work experience ...

November 17, 2021

The results of the 2021 BMC Mainframe Survey highlight the consistent positive growth outlook as seen in recent years, with 92 percent of respondents viewing the mainframe as a platform for long-term growth and new workloads, and 86 percent of extra-large shops expecting MIPS (millions of instructions per second) to grow in the coming year. This is not surprising, considering the disruptive nature of the modern digital economy ...