About APMdigest

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 and DevOps.

What is APM?

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, Dynatrace and New Relic; 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.

THE BSM BLOG

The BSM Blog features several of the industry's most respected experts in Business Service Management (BSM), Application Performance Management (APM), ITSM, ITIL 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.

Click here to read the Vendor Forum rules

EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

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.

Click here to read editorial guidelines for feature articles

APMdigest also publishes company and industry news from press releases in our Industry News section. Send your press releases to Pete Goldin.

APMDIGEST SPONSORSHIPS

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-in-Chief 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 - since before the term "Application Performance Management" was created.

The Latest

February 26, 2015

Cameron Haight, Gartner Research VP, IT Operations, has replaced Jonah Kowall as Gartner's leading Application Performance Management (APM) specialist, since Kowall has taken a VP position at AppDynamics. In Part 1 of this interview, Cameron Haight discusses his background, and the focus of his research for the last few years: DevOps ...

February 25, 2015

Cloud computing adoption is increasing globally, with the majority of respondents citing hybrid cloud as their preferred option for greater agility and security, according to a study conducted by Vanson Bourne for EMC Corporation/

February 24, 2015

A shift to continuous integration (CI) and other agile methodologies is driving a massive change in the way that development and testing professionals approach testing, according to an independent, global developer survey titled Web and Mobile Testing Trends ...

February 23, 2015

In my last post, I shared some key findings from an EMA research report published last fall that dove into the ways in which log analytics is being used to support network operations. Building on that, following are five recommendations that EMA is making on how best to think about log data as part of an integrated management architecture and strategy ...

February 20, 2015

Performance testing is imperative for applications to perform as expected in the real world. In particular, business-critical applications need thorough testing to ensure they can bear the stresses and strains of varying demands.

February 19, 2015

Unplanned application downtime costs the Fortune 1000 from $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion every year, according to an IDC report: DevOps and the Cost of Downtime: Fortune 1000 Best Practice Metrics Quantified. The report brings to light the real costs and impact of outages, and offers real insights into the adoption and impact of DevOps practices in large enterprises ...

February 18, 2015

For a successful application rollout, it is vital to assess the user experience appropriately and have an understanding of how the new app impacts your already deployed apps and infrastructure. This requires a great deal of preparation across various IT functions, from network to application teams. To put your team on the path to a successful rollout, take the time to consider the following points before the wide-scale launch ...

February 17, 2015

With agile and lean influencing our thinking, it’s perhaps no surprise that the impetus behind DevOps has come from development. That’s great for the speed side of the equation, but success requires that IT operations also modify their practices. This means ensuring that Application Performance Management (APM) tools and processes are not only supporting the resilience and service goals of production systems, but that they exhibit the functionality needed to help improve customer experience – even as applications are developed, tested, released and deployed. APM can accelerate the benefits of DevOps, but where do you start and what tools do you use? The tech landscape is littered with many products and services all claiming to be the secret sauce that’s going to support a DevOps-like culture. But don’t be fooled, modern APM can only accelerate DevOps when it exhibits four fundamental characteristics. Quite simply it has to be "EPIC" ...

February 16, 2015

Ensuring application performance is a never ending task that involves multiple products, features and best practices. There is no one process, feature, or product that does everything. A good place to start is pre-production and production monitoring with both an APM tool and a Unified Monitoring tool ...

February 13, 2015

APMdigest asked experts from across APM and related markets for their recommendations on the best ways to ensure application performance before app rollout. This final set of six recommendations covers topics including the development environment and deployment ...

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