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APMdigest is an online publication and industry-wide blog that covers Application Performance Management (APM), Business Service Management (BSM), End User Experience Management (EUEM), IT Operations Analytics (ITOA), Log Analysis, Performance and Availability Monitoring, Network Performance Management (NPM), Application Testing, and related technologies. APMdigest also focuses on the performance related aspects of topics such as virtualization, cloud, big data, e-commerce and DevOps.
APMdigest is more than just an online magazine. It is a community in the Application Performance Management space where analysts and consultants, users and vendors come together to discuss and debate the industry's hot topics, inform and educate each other, and ultimately strengthen and advance the APM market.
Since its launch in 2010, APMdigest has featured original content from and interviews with today's leading APM innovators including AppDynamics and Dynatrace; all the largest APM vendors including BMC, CA Technologies, HP and IBM; and the industry's leading consultants and analysts.
The following is a guide to the different content sections APMdigest offers:
Features: APMdigest posts several feature articles per month, written by experts from across the industry.
Q&A: An exclusive Q&A with an industry leader every month.
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.
Industry News: News from APM and related markets, including new product releases and other vendor announcements, analyst research, and general industry analysis.
White Papers: Downloads of white papers, eBooks, reports and other APM-related documentation available to the IT community.
Webinars: Upcoming and on-demand webinars educating the IT community on a variety of APM-related topics.
Free Tools: Downloads of free tools and free trials related to APM.
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.
APMdigest posts one item of primary content — Feature, Q&A, BSM Blog or Vendor Forum Blog — per US business day.
In addition, APMdigest posts 1-5 news items per US business day in the Industry News section. Other content such as new webinars and white papers are posted regularly, but on no particular schedule.
THE BSM BLOG
The BSM Blog features several of the industry's most respected experts in Application Performance Management (APM), Business Service Management (BSM), ITSM and all related areas. Bloggers on The BSM Blog include analysts and consultants, APM users, and APMdigest Editor and Publisher Pete Goldin, providing valuable insight into the industry and technology.
If you would like to join The BSM Blog, Contact Pete Goldin. If you are a technology vendor, however, please check out the Vendor Forum below.
THE VENDOR FORUM
The APMdigest Vendor Forum was established to give vendors of APM, BSM, EUEM, ITOA, NPM, Performance and Availability Monitoring, Log Analysis, Application Testing, and related technologies an opportunity to share their views with the IT community in an objective venue. All commentary in Vendor Forum blogs is intended to be objective, vendor-neutral and non-promotional content to educate and enlighten our readers.
All vendors in APM and related market spaces are welcome to blog on the Vendor Forum. APMdigest Gold Sponsors are eligible to open up to 10 blogging accounts in the Vendor Forum. APMdigest Silver Sponsors are eligible for 4 accounts. Non-sponsors are allowed one account per company.
Contact Pete Goldin to register for a blogging account.
APMdigest accepts contributed feature articles on APM, BSM, ITSM, NPM and all related IT performance monitoring and management topics.
Contact Pete Goldin, Editor and Publisher of APMdigest, if you have a potential submission.
APMdigest provides "Hot Topics" pages including every article, blog and Q&A 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, at the bottom of the left column. Readers can access Hot Topics pages with all the links, most recent on top. In addition they can access RSS feeds for any Hot Topics list.
APMdigest maintains a sponsorship program that enables technology vendors to promote products, webinars, white papers and free tools. Click here to find out how you can sponsor APMdigest
THE HISTORY OF APMDIGEST
APMdigest was originally named BSMdigest, operating as a web publication periodically from 2006-2009. Pete Goldin joined in 2010 as Editor and relaunched BSMdigest in May 2010.
In November 2011 the publication was renamed APMdigest to reflect a growing focus on Application Performance Management, while still continuing to cover Business Service Management issues. Since that time, APMdigest has become the industry's leading online publication and blog focusing specifically on APM and related technologies.
In September 2014, APMdigest launched a companion website, APM Buyers Guide, at www.apmbuyersguide.com. APM Buyers Guide is a directory of the vendors and their product offerings in the Application Performance Management (APM) market, as well as related markets including Business Service Management (BSM), End User Experience Management (EUEM), IT Operations Analytics (ITOA), Log Analysis, Performance and Availability Monitoring, Network Performance Management (NPM), and Application Testing.
Although funded by vendor sponsorships, APMdigest and APM Buyers Guide are completely independently owned and operated by Pete Goldin and Goldin Media.
ABOUT PETE GOLDIN
Pete Goldin, Editor and Publisher of APMdigest and APM Buyers Guide, has been a publications consultant, manager and editor; freelance PR and marketing writer; and journalist in a wide variety of technology fields for more than 20 years. He has written PR and marketing materials for more than 100 technology companies around the world, including Oracle, VMware, Acer, Dassault Systemes and Magellan GPS. In addition, he has written extensively for open source leaders such as SpringSource (founders of the Spring Framework) and Elasticsearch (creators of the ELK stack). Pete Goldin has also written about the many markets related to APM - even before the "Application Performance Management" market emerged.
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