APMdigest asked the top minds in the industry what they feel is the most important way Application Performance Management (APM) tools must evolve. The recommendations on this list provide a rare look into the long-term future of APM technology. Part 5 covers the impact of APM on the Business.
Start with 30 Ways APM Should Evolve - Part 1
Start with 30 Ways APM Should Evolve - Part 2
Start with 30 Ways APM Should Evolve - Part 3
Start with 30 Ways APM Should Evolve - Part 4
20. ALIGN IT TRANSACTIONS WITH BUSINESS OBJECTIVES
APM must evolve to be more of a solution that analyzes how the business is impacted by IT. Currently, APM solutions focus on the technical details around latency or failures in infrastructure. Rarely, are these solutions usable by the IT liaison to the business, or the business itself. The next step in APM evolution should be to map business objectives or milestones to IT transactions and provide feedback to the business on the status of these objectives – whether they are compliance, order volume or process execution related.
VP Product Management and Marketing, Nastel Technologies
21. FOCUS ON BUSINESS SERVICES
One key area which APM vendors have to recognize is a current weakness that must be quickly addressed is that the compelling business driver is not just ensuring the health, availability, and performance of "applications" but the business services which they support ... IT organizations are demanding a full stack, business service-oriented solution. The first vendors that get there with a complete story (and, more importantly, a complete set of capabilities) will be favored to win the long-term APM vendor race.
22. DRIVING BUSINESS ANALYTICS
APM will be a driver for business analytics and this is currently the only way to really evolve APM technology. Supporting new technologies is no longer a USP but merely a way to survive.
APM agents have a real advantage in the way they can enrich business analytics via intelligent instrumenting and analyzing the data that they see.
Online Performance Consultant and Founder of Blue Factory Internet
23. SUPPORT FOR LOB
From looking at the product reviews of APM solutions on IT Central Station, I see that APM users want their tools to better serve the needs of the Line of Business (LOB). Reviewers of APM solutions, whether they are DevOps managers, applications owners, CIOs or operations managers, express the need for their APM tools to offer value to their peers in the LOB. Their wish lists include improved analytics, proactive monitoring of business transactions, and integration with business dashboards – all features that will enable APM to better align with the business.
Founder and CEO, IT Central Station
24. SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYEES
Application Performance Management tools must be designed for today's consumerization of IT to provide the ease-of-use that employees crave but without forsaking the security IT teams demand for protection and compliance. Quite simply, these tools must help employees easily get the job done, especially since today's modern enterprise faces increasing IT complexity that forces teams to do more with less, while at the same time provide IT teams secure control over what is sent in and out of their organizations. It is crucial that these tools meet the demands of modern business because any potential security issue or non-compliant transfer can end up creating a situation of non-compliance and cost the company thousands of dollars or worse.
Read 30 Ways APM Should Evolve - Part 6, covering development and DevOps.
APMdigest asked experts across the industry for their opinions on the next steps for ITOA. Part 5 offers some interesting final thoughts ...
APMdigest asked experts across the industry for their opinions on the next steps for ITOA. Part 4 covers automation and the dynamic IT environment ...
APMdigest asked experts across the industry for their opinions on the next steps for ITOA. Part 3 covers monitoring and user experience ...
APMdigest asked experts across the industry for their opinions on the next steps for ITOA. Part 2 covers visibility and data ...
Managing application performance today requires analytics. IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) is often used to augment or built into Application Performance Management solutions to process the massive amounts of metrics coming out of today's IT environment. But today ITOA stands at a crossroads as revolutionary technologies and capabilities are emerging to push it into new realms. So where is ITOA going next? With this question in mind, APMdigest asked experts across the industry — including analysts, consultants and vendors — for their opinions on the next steps for ITOA ...
Digital transformation initiatives are more successful when they have buy-in from across the business, according to a new report titled Digital Transformation Trailblazing: A Data-Driven Approach ...
The growing market for analytics in IT is one of the more exciting areas to watch in the technology industry. Exciting because of the variety and types of vendor innovation in this area. And exciting as well because our research indicates the adoption of advanced IT analytics supports data sharing and joint decision making in a way that's catalytic for both IT and digital transformation ...
Colin Fletcher, Research Director at Gartner, talks about Algorithmic IT Operations (AIOps) and the challenges and recommendations for AIOps adoption ...
In APMdigest's exclusive interview, Colin Fletcher, Research Director at Gartner, talks about Algorithmic IT Operations (AIOps) and how it will impact ITOA and APM ...
Microsoft is expected to essentially wind down Windows 7 support by 2020 so inevitably Windows 10 will be on the IT task list. It would be beneficial, now, to examine some of the issues relating to migrating to Windows 10 OS and how these pain points can be alleviated and addressed. Here are 7 practices that are key to facilitating migration ...