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.
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.
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:
■ BSM Blog (tab = Blog)
■ Vendor Forum (tab = Forum)
■ Industry News (tab = News)
■ White Papers (tab = Papers)
■ 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.
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.
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.
Achieve more with less. How many of you feel that pressure — or, even worse, hear those words — trickle down from leadership? The reality is that overworked and under-resourced IT departments will only lead to chronic errors, missed deadlines and service assurance failures. After all, we're only human. So what are overburdened IT departments to do? Reduce the human factor. In a word: automate ...
On average, data innovators release twice as many products and increase employee productivity at double the rate of organizations with less mature data strategies, according to the State of Data Innovation report from Splunk ...
While 90% of respondents believe observability is important and strategic to their business — and 94% believe it to be strategic to their role — just 26% noted mature observability practices within their business, according to the 2021 Observability Forecast ...
Let's explore a few of the most prominent app success indicators and how app engineers can shift their development strategy to better meet the needs of today's app users ...
Business enterprises aiming at digital transformation or IT companies developing new software applications face challenges in developing eye-catching, robust, fast-loading, mobile-friendly, content-rich, and user-friendly software. However, with increased pressure to reduce costs and save time, business enterprises often give a short shrift to performance testing services ...
DevOps, SRE and other operations teams use observability solutions with AIOps to ingest and normalize data to get visibility into tech stacks from a centralized system, reduce noise and understand the data's context for quicker mean time to recovery (MTTR). With AI using these processes to produce actionable insights, teams are free to spend more time innovating and providing superior service assurance. Let's explore AI's role in ingestion and normalization, and then dive into correlation and deduplication too ...
As we look into the future direction of observability, we are paying attention to the rise of artificial intelligence, machine learning, security, and more. I asked top industry experts — DevOps Institute Ambassadors — to offer their predictions for the future of observability. The following are 10 predictions ...
One thing is certain: The hybrid workplace, a term we helped define in early 2020, with its human-centric work design, is the future. However, this new hybrid work flexibility does not come without its costs. According to Microsoft ... weekly meeting times for MS Teams users increased 148%, between February 2020 and February 2021 they saw a 40 billion increase in the number of emails, weekly per person team chats is up 45% (and climbing), and people working on Office Docs increased by 66%. This speaks to the need to further optimize remote interactions to avoid burnout ...
Here's how it happens: You're deploying a new technology, thinking everything's going smoothly, when the alerts start coming in. Your rollout has hit a snag. Whole groups of users are complaining about poor performance on their devices. Some can't access applications at all. You've now blown your service-level agreement (SLA). You might have just introduced a new security vulnerability. In the worst case, your big expensive product launch has missed the mark altogether. "How did this happen?" you're asking yourself. "Didn't we test everything before we deployed?" ...
The Fastly outage in June 2021 showed how one inconspicuous coding error can cause worldwide chaos. A single Fastly customer making a legitimate configuration change, triggered a hidden bug that sent half of the internet offline, including web giants like Amazon and Reddit. Ultimately, this incident illustrates why organizations must test their software in production ...