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, 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

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