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Getting to 5 on the Gartner ITScore Maturity Model with Behavior Learning Engines

By Graham Gillen Attending the Gartner Infrastructure and Operations Management show a few weeks ago, I was very pleasantly surprised to see how prominent “Behavior Learning Engines” or “Behavior Learning Technology” was – mentioned in at least 5 sessions on IT Operations and/or Application Performance Monitoring. read "Getting to 5 on the Gartner ITScore Maturity Model with Behavior Learning Engines"

The Real-Time Management Cockpit - Helping Executives See How IT Performance Impacts the Business

By Graham Gillen Next to reliable service and maximum uptime, the greatest value an IT organization can provide an enterprise is real-time visibility into the current state of the business and the impact, if any, of IT on the business’s key performance indicators (KPIs). At any moment of the day, a line of business manager, IT executive or other decision-maker needs the ability to answer questions such as “how are we doing right now,” “are all our locations, channels and services performing as needed” and “if there’s a problem, is it somewhere in IT.” read "The Real-Time Management Cockpit - Helping Executives See How IT Performance Impacts the Business"

Gartner blog examining APM-generated Big Data

From a new Gartner blog by analyst Jim Sinur …… “This organization had billions of metrics to monitor that crossed multiple technology providers, systems and business units. This presented a challenge for building a baseline of history, projecting and analyzing problems and suggesting proper reactions”. Find out how they did it here read "Gartner blog examining APM-generated Big Data"

IT Operations Analytics and Splunk – Is all the gold found only in mining IT logs?

Much has been made about the IPO of Splunk and how Splunk was both smart and fortuitous in its implementation and positioning of a new way to essentially analyze log data for IT troubleshooting use cases.  But what other use cases are there to consider, even those complementary to Splunk’s primary use case? read "IT Operations Analytics and Splunk – Is all the gold found only in mining IT logs?"

The Challenge of Monitoring Complex Java Applications

As any IT administrator worth his salt knows, the challenge of application performance monitoring has increased exponentially. One of the biggest culprits is the inability to monitor and correlate complex Java application data. Monitoring the behavior of Java applications is a challenging at best. Correlating this data with other IT performance and business metric data is almost impossible because of the sheer amount of data and the existence of silos in the enterprise that inhibit data sharing. Today, conventional application performance monitoring approaches typically fall into two approaches: read "The Challenge of Monitoring Complex Java Applications"

Gartner Weighs In On Value of Correlating BAM and APM Metrics with Behavior Learning Technology

In a recent blog entry, Gartner analyst Jim Sinur looks at the role of Behavior Learning technology in correlating business activity monitoring (BAM) and applications performance monitoring (APM) metrics. read "Gartner Weighs In On Value of Correlating BAM and APM Metrics with Behavior Learning Technology"

Big IT Data = Big APM Challenge

In a recent APMdigest, Netuitive CEO, Nicola Sanna, examined the transformation taking place in IT where APM, BSM, and predictive analytic software platforms are coming together in large scale enterprise APM solutions. read "Big IT Data = Big APM Challenge"

Optimizing Performance of Critical Applications in Financial Services

Big Banks Tapping Predictive IT Analytics to Reduce Operational Risk and Assure Service Performance read "Optimizing Performance of Critical Applications in Financial Services"

What's Your Number?

What are you TALKING about? Is it 85? 93? Let me explain. read "What's Your Number?"

Check out APMdigest.com

Previously titled BSMdigest, the change reflects the online publication’s increasing focus on Application Performance Management (APM). read "Check out APMdigest.com"