Top 10 Articles and Blogs on APMdigest - 2013
January 06, 2014
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Interested in what everyone else is reading? The following is a list of the top articles and blogs - in terms of views - on APMdigest for 2013.

Congratulations and thanks to all the authors who made the list, and a special thanks goes out to all the industry experts who contribute quotes for our lists such as 14 APM Predictions for 2014, which took three of the top 20 places in 2013.

1. APM Predictions 2013 and 2014

In APMdigest's highly popular and well-respected annual list of APM predictions, industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - offer thoughtful, insightful, and sometimes controversial predictions on how Application Performance Management (APM) will evolve and impact business ...

The actual number one article is the 2013 predictions list, with almost 50,000 hits, but the 2014 list is included here as well because it has had such a strong showing, just posted on Dec 17 but already with almost enough views to get on the top 20 list.

13 APM Predictions for 2013

14 APM Predictions for 2014

2. Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013: Big Data, Cloud, Analytics and Mobile

Gartner highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2013, presented during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo ...

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013

3. Closing DevOps Gaps with New Analytics-Based Tools

Author: Sasha Gilenson, CEO, Evolven Software

DevOps emerged as a philosophy for bridging the gap between operations and development silos, where each focused on different priorities, using different processes and tools. This article will focus on some key challenges existing in the DevOps approach — challenges that leave operations to wade through overwhelming amounts of operational data — and how new analytics-based tools stand to provide insight into meaningful information, ultimately closing this gap, and putting development and operations into better synch ...

Closing DevOps Gaps with New Analytics-Based Tools

4. Holistic Unified User Experience Assurance

Author: Gabriel Lowy, Technology Analyst, Tech-Tonics

With the proliferation of composite applications for cloud and mobility, monitoring individual components of the application delivery chain is no longer an effective way to assure user experience. IT organizations must evolve toward a holistic, more collaborative methodology based on a service-delivery principle that is more aligned with corporate strategy ...

Holistic Unified User Experience Assurance

5. Q&A Part Two: TRAC Research Talks About the APM Spectrum

Bojan Simic, President and Principal Analyst at TRAC Research, talks about the firm's new APM Spectrum report, APM analytics, virtualization, and different types of APM for different job roles ...

Q&A Part Two: TRAC Research Talks About the APM Spectrum

6. Service Assurance Key to Realizing the Benefits of Cloud and Big Data

Author: Jason Meserve, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies.

Innovative business models and services such as cloud and big data analytics aren’t possible without a strategic Service Assurance portfolio underpinned by infrastructure management, according to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of CA Technologies ...

Service Assurance Key to Realizing the Benefits of Cloud and Big Data

7. Virtualization and Mobile Present Greatest Datacenter Monitoring Challenges, Says Interop Survey

One-third of respondents identified server virtualization as the top monitoring challenge within their datacenter, closely followed by managing mobile devices, according to a survey released by Network Instruments at Interop Las Vegas 2013 ...

Virtualization and Mobile Present Greatest Datacenter Monitoring Challenges

8. 5 Things You Need to Know to Assure Optimal Performance in the Cloud

Author: Jim Melvin, CEO, AppNeta

Without the capability to manage the performance lifecycle between the Cloud – whether public, private or hybrid – and the consumers of business critical applications and services, it is not possible to understand (let alone guarantee) necessary application service levels from the user’s perspective. This presents many challenges ...

5 Things You Need to Know to Assure Optimal Performance in the Cloud

9. 10 Bottom-Line Business Benefits of APM

This is quite possibly the most important list we have posted on APMdigest. The bottom-line business benefits are what APM is really all about, or should be all about, although the market can forget this at times. But the reality is that no company should be deploying Application Performance Management unless they are using it to drive bottom-line business benefits such as those on this list. The benefits on this list are the payoff, the end result, the ultimate reason for APM ...

10 Bottom-Line Business Benefits of APM

10. Gartner Q&A Part One: Analytics vs. APM

Will Cappelli, Gartner Research VP in Enterprise Management, talks about his latest report: Will IT Operations Analytics Platforms Replace APM Suites?

Gartner Q&A Part One: Analytics vs. APM

The following round out the Top 20:

11. Don't Let Perishable Apps Go Bad
Author: Dave Berg, VP of Product Strategy, Shunra Software

12. Q&A Part Two: Ovum Talks About APM
Interviewee: Michael Azoff, Principal Analyst, Ovum

13. Why Cloud Consumers Need “Objective” Application Performance Management
Author: Jim Young, Information Development Manager, IBM Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure

14. 15 Top Factors that Impact Application Performance

15. The Butterfly Effect Within IT
Author: Larry Dragich, Founder of the APM Strategies Group on LinkedIn

16. Finding Your Organization’s Blind Spots
Author: Steve Tack, VP of Product Management, Compuware's Application Performance Management (APM) Business Unit

17. Why You Need to Integrate IT Operations and IT Service Management
Author: Suvish Viswanathan, Senior Analyst, Unified IT, ManageEngine

18. IT Analytics Emerging as Dissatisfaction Grows with APM and BSM Tools
Author: Sasha Gilenson, CEO, Evolven Software

19. Gartner's 5 Dimensions of APM
Author: Pete Goldin, APMdigest

20. Q&A: EMA Talks About ITIL and Cloud
Interviewees: VP Dennis Drogseth and Director Torsten Volk, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)

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