February 26, 2014

A friend of mine is a consultant and she doesn't easily have access to the latest technology and as such her trusty laptop is the mainstay of her business. She also uses her machine for personal stuff such as: online banking, online shopping, as well as her business and its applications. A good security system is of course essential ...

February 25, 2014

Today, there is a convergence of factors coming together like a perfect storm, making Application Performance Management (APM) more important than ever. On Part Two of this list, industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - demonstrate just how many impending challenges make APM an absolute necessity in 2014 ...

February 24, 2014

Today, there is a convergence of factors coming together like a perfect storm, making Application Performance Management (APM) more important than ever. On Part One of this list, industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - demonstrate just how many impending challenges make APM an absolute necessity in 2014 ...

February 20, 2014

Mary Johnston Turner, Research Vice President in IDC's Enterprise System Management Software practice, discusses Application Performance Management ...

February 18, 2014

On Tuesday, January 21, one of the biggest outages in history — if not the world's largest outage — happened to the Internet in China. The web was essentially unavailable for one of the strongest and fastest growing economies for one full business day. The China example highlights how that reliance on third-party services comes with the downside of increased vulnerability and fragility. In this era of increased interdependency, what can an organization do to better protect and insulate its web performance?

February 17, 2014

There is often a disconnect between different IT teams and across environments. We need to work to bridge those gaps, particularly in the evolving relationship between the mainframe and distributed worlds ...

January 30, 2014

Moving your applications to the cloud has undeniable benefits. But when things go wrong, it's hard to know where the bottlenecks are. Here are four best practices to optimize your application performance monitoring ...

January 23, 2014

Germain Software has released a new infographic titled "APM for CRM" ...

January 22, 2014

Julie Craig, Research Director for Application Management at EMA, talks about the challenges of APM in the Cloud ...

January 21, 2014

Julie Craig, Research Director for Application Management at EMA, talks about research from her new report: Application Performance Management in the Age of Hybrid Cloud: Ten Key Findings ...

January 20, 2014

eG Innovations predicts 2014 will see the following top-10 trends in IT performance management ...

January 08, 2014

HealthCare.gov was possibly the world's most important IT project of the moment, yet it performed as if it were rolled out the door without so much as a cursory kick of the tires. That's because it probably was – and that's far from unusual. A recent LinkedIn/Empirix survey found that at most companies and public agencies, pre-deployment testing is half-hearted at best and non-existent at worst ...

January 07, 2014

Maybe it's too early to call it but I think 2014 really could be The Year of APM ...

January 03, 2014

APM now comes with a paparazzi of peddlers trying to sell you something, and hucksters who are preaching how to reach the promised land of performance through marketing glossies ...

January 02, 2014

The key 2014 trends in web and mobile performance: a new faster Internet – with optimized protocols ...

December 30, 2013

Experts at ExtraHop offer the following predictions for IT in 2014 ...

December 27, 2013

In 2014, we will see further synergies between and APM SaaS and DevOps to a create delivery model that will allow for rapid deployment, rapid development cycles (days instead of weeks and months), and ultimately - continuous delivery ...

December 20, 2013

Compuware Corporation announced its top technology predictions for 2014 ...

December 19, 2013

However you define APM, the whole performance management landscape is on the cusp of a number of important changes that will alter the game in 2014. Here are some predictions around key areas you can expect to see change ...

December 18, 2013

I am proud to say that the reaction to our list of APM predictions has been great this year. All of our experts had a week to send me their predictions but many of them sent their input within a day or two of the request. Everyone is anxious and excited to talk about what they think APM has in store for 2014, and I would say this is indicative of the type of year we can expect to have in this industry next year ...

December 17, 2013

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 in 2014 ...

December 16, 2013

Growing mobile device diversity and management was high on the list of Gartner’s 10 top strategic technology trends for 2014. Gartner predicts that by 2018 BYOD users will double, or even triple, the size of the mobile workforce. Gartner’s prediction describes the new reality of IT management: the User is King ...

December 13, 2013

Application Performance Mindset is not a tool or process; rather it's a thought perspective leading to the conclusion that customers demand – having moved past expectation to intolerance – exceptionally high performing, always-on, easy to access, smooth navigating applications. Whether internal customers are using enterprise applications or external customers are hitting the company website, the demand remains and it's a business challenge that the CIO and IT team must meet ...

December 12, 2013

A recent poll on Business Service Reliability found that IT needs to put an increased focus on managing and measuring the customer experience to improve business outcomes ...

December 11, 2013

The mobile commerce opportunity is huge, as proven most recently by the Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday shopping period. What can retailers do to better capitalize on the mobile commerce opportunity? We recommend the following key strategies, throughout the remainder of the holiday season and beyond ...

December 10, 2013

Compuware recently commissioned a global CIO survey on the impact of new technologies and trends on the mainframe application environment. The survey found mobile technology is increasing complexity, usage and costs of mainframe applications. As a result, companies are finding it more difficult to isolate and fix problems ...

December 09, 2013

No topic in IT today is hotter than cloud computing. And I find it interesting how the rapid adoption of cloud platforms has led to a reinvention of how many IT applications and services work at a fairly deep level — certainly including those in my own area of APM. Multi-tenancy, for instance, is a concept that has really come into vogue with the advent of public cloud platforms ...

December 05, 2013

Recent data on the world's fastest 4G LTE network speeds places the USA 8th. Some will use this as an excuse for the poor performance of their mobile applications and why they fail to meet user expectations. For a majority, however, this information confirms what they have always known: the network was never and will never be the answer to better performance ...

December 02, 2013

I believe that the foundation to good business technology management is your monitoring strategy, and a couple of weeks ago my report Guarantee Business Value From Technology Monitoring went live on Forrester’s website. The report outlines a blueprint for holistic business technology monitoring based on my own practitioner experience in this space plus a number of primary research interviews that I carried out in July and August this year ...

November 29, 2013

Scott Register, Sr. Director of Product Management, Ixia, talks about network visibility and its relation to APM ...

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