December 05, 2011

As more applications migrate to the evolving private and public cloud infrastructure, and permeate through the sprawling distributed “new” IT environment, the Gartner published “five dimensions” of Application Performance Monitoring become essential requirements for any APM monitoring platform ...

December 03, 2011

APMdigest followers will already have read the article on Gartner's 5 Dimensions of APM. We'd like to look at this matter from a different angle: What are the important issues and goals to consider when evaluating a suite of APM solutions -- from one or more vendors -- to ensure that your APM solution will help IT operate at the new speed of business?

December 02, 2011

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, and I've been reading (and sometimes laughing) at tips people have been giving out in the media so organizations "Bulletproof their website" to stop them crashing and slowing down during the thanksgiving and holiday season ...

December 02, 2011

Gartner's recently published Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring defines “five distinct dimensions of, or perspectives on, end-to-end application performance” which are essential to APM ...

November 22, 2011

To help retailers and businesses maximize the return on investments in these applications, the following are best practices retailers should implement when using an application performance monitoring solution in order to maintain these business-critical applications and ensure a good holiday season ...

November 21, 2011

Cyber Monday 2011 is on target to be the single highest online shopping day in history. There are several major performance challenges that online retailers must be prepared to meet on Cyber Monday and throughout the 2011 holiday shopping season ...

November 18, 2011

The consumer IT movement means that expectations for performance have changed dramatically. Developers and IT managers need to understand the requirements for “instant-on” apps. If an application stops working, the user will ditch it and go download something else. So what can you do to avoid mobile application meltdown and failed ROI ...

November 17, 2011

Mobile has arrived and is accelerating in a big way across industries like retail, financial services, travel and entertainment. To capitalize on the mobile web opportunity, you need to make your site's mobile user experience as fast, reliable, high-quality and user-friendly as possible ...

November 16, 2011

Deciding to take the plunge and start Application Performance Management is a big first step. Choosing which application(s) to start monitoring is the next one. I suggest that Exchange is the perfect starting point ...

November 11, 2011

Many things can, and will, go wrong during the development of an enterprise application. These issues underscore the importance of using test cycles to detect potential performance-robbing defects before the application is moved into production ...

November 11, 2011

Back in the “good” or “bad” old days, life used to be simpler for those of us focused on BSM. Application Management, though strategic, was domain-centric and BSM was where everything came together. But as technologies evolved, and a growing focus on real-time currency, in part due to cloud, caused a combination of panic and realignment in many IT organizations, APM became more cross-domain in nature and BSM became more of a watchword for strategies that get postponed for blue skies and quieter times ...

November 09, 2011

Implementing ITIL can be a very difficult task, especially with the considerations that need to be applied both within and outside an organization before committing. The organization’s business objectives, environment, structure, culture, people and, more importantly, attitude toward ITIL need to be considered ...

November 01, 2011

Will Cappelli, Gartner Research VP in Enterprise Management, discusses the past and future of APM, and its key components such as analytics and end-user experience monitoring ...

November 01, 2011

Will Cappelli, Gartner Research VP in Enterprise Management, talks about the growing importance of Application Performance Management ...

October 28, 2011

Are you finding, as an IT professional, that you feel like you're in the middle of a cutting room floor, trying to figure out what's supposed to be fitting where and not getting the answers you need in the time required? There is an alternative happier ending to this movie ...

October 18, 2011

As you start matching your list of requirements to the available products, you'll quickly realize that most APM systems are designed for different applications than the ones you want to build using AMQP ...

October 18, 2011

Once the business starts to offer a mobile application, how will IT manage the application? Will users have a good experience? Will they be able to download their favorite song in an acceptable time? And how do you ensure transaction success?

October 18, 2011

The trouble is the market rarely communicates the business value of APM. Typically, the focus is on the nuts and bolts, pitching at the technician. APM is much more than that. Managers who sit outside of IT need to know how it can reduce costs, drive productivity and motivate staff ...

October 18, 2011

The difficulty of APM is that applications have many faces – kind of like multiple personalities ... The challenge is that each application has unique performance characteristics and user expectations that must be taken into account when managing performance ...

September 26, 2011

Three delivery trends are changing the way enterprise IT brings applications to market: Agile development, composite applications and cloud computing. These initiatives share a single, primary purpose, and it isn’t just cost reduction. The chief objective of these trends is better, faster outcomes. All three seek to strip the latencies from traditional delivery and provide results that are more aligned with, and more responsive to, the business.

September 22, 2011

Chris Neal, CEO of BlueStripe, talks about the next generation of Application Performance Management tools.

September 02, 2011

Many businesses are struggling today under the weight of their IT business applications. The business cannot survive without the applications that enable the essential tasks of business—keeping accurate inventories, processing payments, handling orders, to name just a few. While the activities may be the same as they were hundreds of years ago, the volume at which these transactions occur is too vast for any mind to comprehend.

August 24, 2011

Steve Tack, CTO of Compuware’s Application Performance Management Business Unit, talks about Compuware APM, mobile web performance and more.

August 24, 2011

Steve Tack, CTO of Compuware’s Application Performance Management Business Unit, provides insight on this month's BSMdigest theme -- interfacing with Business Service Management technology.

August 15, 2011

Cloud computing represents a compelling way for IT teams to achieve superior agility, flexibility and cost-efficiency in delivering both customer- and employee-facing enterprise applications. But just because you’re using cloud services from one of the top service providers, that’s no guarantee of superior application performance, particularly when it comes to speed. Businesses must look beyond cloud deployment benefits and evaluate how moving web applications to the cloud may impact their end users’ experiences ...

June 21, 2011

Michael Sydor, Engineering Services Architect for CA Technologies, talks about APM and his new book APM Best Practices: Realizing Application Performance Management.

June 15, 2011

BSMdigest asked a variety of experts across the industry: What is the one piece of advice you would give someone about application performance management in the cloud?

April 19, 2011

Defining BSM has always been a challenge. Many tool vendors have their own definitions of BSM, or use other terms such as ITSM, BTM or APM instead of BSM ...

October 25, 2010

The following are 5 factors to consider when evaluating systems management software vendors ...

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