Top 10 Articles and Blogs on APMdigest - 2012 So Far
August 30, 2012
Pete Goldin
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For those who are interested in what everyone else is reading, I would like to share with you a list of the top 10 articles and blogs - in terms of views - on APMdigest for the first half of 2012:

1. Prioritizing Gartner's APM Model

Author: Larry Dragich, Director of Enterprise Application Services at the Auto Club Group

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 ...

Prioritizing Gartner's APM Model

2. 12 Predictions for 2012

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 ...

12 Predictions for 2012

3. 12 Ways to Gain Faster ROI from APM

APM can cost you money or save you money. It all depends on how you approach your deployment. Experts from across the industry have provided the following valuable tips on how you can save money and gain faster ROI on your APM deployment ...

12 Ways to Gain Faster ROI from APM

4. The Myth of the Traditional SysAdmin

Author: Lawrence Garvin, Product Manager for SolarWinds Patch Manager

I think there's a fallacy in the idea that there is any such thing as a ‘traditional’ SysAdmin. I've functioned in the SysAdmin role in many organizations, and many types of IT structures and industries – in every single instance my job description was notably different from the previous and subsequent employer. Different organizations have different needs – sometimes completely irrelevant to the local vs cloud question – sometimes it's just a function of the technological maturity of the organization itself ...

The Myth of the Traditional SysAdmin

5. 10 Cloud Predictions for 2012

As a continuation of the APMdigest list of predictions for 2012, industry experts offer a range of predictions specifically on cloud management, and Application Performance Management in the cloud ...

10 Cloud Predictions for 2012

6. 7 APM Requirements for Cloud-Readiness

Author: Linh Ho, VP of Corporate Marketing, OpTier

It’s no secret that the cloud has forever changed IT. IT is evolving into more distributed, modular, complex architectures. Moving services to the cloud to take advantage of increased agility at a lower cost means taking some risks as there are greater complexities to manage and applications may or may not be in your control. Cloud has essentially changed the game for what’s needed in an enterprise APM solution for today’s modern businesses ...

7 APM Requirements for Cloud-Readiness

7. 10 APM Capabilities Every IT Manager Should Have

Author: Irad Deutsch, CTO at Veracity group, and CTO of MORE IT Resources - MoreVRP

One of the common questions that every IT manager asks on a regular basis is, “Why is my application so slow today when everything was fine yesterday?” APM is the only way to truly answer that question, and it is one of the must-have tools for every IT manager. With this APM imperative in mind, the following are 10 capabilities every IT manager should look for when choosing an APM solution ...

10 APM Capabilities Every IT Manager Should Have

8. 3 Tips for IT: Developing a Competitive Business Skill Set

Author: Jonathan Reeve, Senior Director of Product Management, SolarWinds

As companies look to maintain a competitive advantage, IT professionals are increasingly being charged with adopting a business-focused mindset. The role of an IT manager is no longer simply ensuring that systems and networks are functioning properly – they now need to be adept at anticipating business needs and having a recommendation on how to address them ...

3 Tips for IT: Developing a Competitive Business Skill Set

9. Optimizing IT for Business: The Executive Perspective

Author: Dennis Drogseth, VP at EMA

If you're an IT executive trying to take control of your environment and optimize it for business outcomes — you're likely to be getting a lot of advice from a wide range of glib sources, and very little actual support ...

Optimizing IT for Business: The Executive Perspective

10. Analytics at the Center of the Cloud

Author: Jeffrey Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies and Founder of the Cloud Computing Showplace

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 ...

Analytics at the Center of the Cloud

There are 10 more great articles rounding out the top 20, and 10 more for the top 30 and so on - too many to list here. Check us out at least once a week to read the latest on APM.

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