APMdigest Lists

Please observe the following guidelines when submitting a quote for an APMdigest list:

APMdigest regularly features lists with quotes from experts across APM and related industries. The most prominent APMdigest list is the annual APM Predictions feature. Throughout the year APMdigest posts several other lists as well, usually providing tips or recommendations relating to a specific topic. These lists are consistently the most popular content on APMdigest.com.

Check out some of the lists from recent years to see the format and style of quotes:

15 APM Predictions for 2015

18 Ways to Ensure Application Performance Before Rollout

18 Tools to Ensure Performance During Cyber Monday and the Holiday Shopping Season

20 Technologies to Support APM

15 Reasons Why You Need APM in 2014

10 Bottom-Line Business Benefits of APM

15 Top Factors that Impact Application Performance

15 Ways to Bridge the Gap Between IT and Business


Quotes included on a list must meet the following guidelines:

■ The quote should be from the most appropriate expert within your company. When you submit the quote, make sure to include the name and title of the person being quoted.

■ The quote should address the specific question posed for the list. Quotes that do not clearly address the question cannot be included on the list.

■ The quote should be objective, vendor-neutral, and not promote your company, products, partners or any vendor — or criticize the competition.

■ The quote should be about one paragraph or less — about 2-4 sentences. Average responses are between 50 and 150 words. Anything more than that is probably too long. Quotes that are too long will be edited by APMdigest. If you want to talk about the topic at length, you are free to submit a separate blog on the topic.

■ The quote should provide only one answer to the question, and focus on that specific point. A quote with multiple points jammed into it will not be usable. For example, if the list is about a type of technology that will achieve a certain goal, the quote should cover only one technology option; not multiple technologies. The format of the lists requires all quotes to be categorized, and it is very difficult to place a quote on the list when it fits into multiple categories. If the quote fits into multiple categories, it may be edited into pieces, or may not be included on the list.

■ Note that the categories of a list are not predetermined. The categories are determined only by the submissions received for that list.

■ The format of the quote should not be a list of bullet points. The quote should read as a cohesive paragraph.

■ The quote should be specific. When a quote is too general, it may not fit into any categories, and therefore cannot be included in the list.

■ If you are unclear whether a quote will fit into a particular list, run it by Pete Goldin, Editor and Publisher of APMdigest.

■ Please send the quote by the designated deadline. APMdigest cannot guarantee that a late quote will be included on the list.

■ APMdigest reserves the right to edit any quote submitted, and the inclusion of any quote on a list is at the sole discretion of APMdigest.

■ APMdigest will always send you an email with a link to the page whenever one of your quotes is posted as part of a list.

The Latest

June 25, 2018

The previous chapter in this WhiteHat Security series discussed Codebase as the first step of the Twelve-Factor App and defined a security best practice approach for ensuring a secure source control system. Considering the importance of applying security in a modern DevOps world, this next chapter examines the security component of step two of the Twelve-Factor methodology. Here follows some actionable advice from the WhiteHat Security Addendum Checklist, which developers and ops engineers can follow during the SaaS build and operations stages ...

June 21, 2018

DevSecOps is quickly gaining support and traction, within and beyond information security teams. In fact, 70% of respondents believe their culture can embrace the change needed to fuse Security and DevOps, according to a new survey of 80 security professionals by Aqua Security ...

June 20, 2018

The larger the company size, the higher the proportion of low IT performers, according to the State of DevOps: Market Segmentation Report from Puppet, based on the 2017 State of DevOps Survey data ...

June 18, 2018

An overwhelming 83 percent of respondents have concerns about deploying traditional firewalls in the cloud, according to Firewalls and the Cloud, a survey conducted by Barracuda Networks...

June 14, 2018

Despite the vast majority of cloud management decision-makers believing that DevOps and microservice enablement are important, very few believe that their organizations are capable of delivering them today — a gap that is costing the average enterprise $34 million per year, according to new report from the Ponemon Institute ...

June 12, 2018

Dev teams are doing their best to give the customers what they want, but oftentimes find themselves in between a rock and a hard place. Teams are struggling to get up to speed with new tools that are meant to make their lives easier and more realistic to hit deadlines. With spring cleaning season upon us, take time this season to tune up agile processes and continue the work of advancing the shift towards DevOps ...

June 11, 2018

The ability to create a culture of DevOps is critical to any organization's ability to deliver applications and services at a high rate of speed, but can we clearly and concisely answer the question: What exactly is DevOps? Despite the best intentions, some large companies are struggling to understand what DevOps actually is, and what it takes to fully implement its concepts and reap its benefits ...

June 07, 2018

The Twelve-Factor App is a methodology that offers a 12-step best practice approach for developers to apply when building software-as-a-service apps that are both scalable and maintainable in a DevOps world. As software continues to be written and deployed at a faster rate and in the cloud, development teams are finding there is more room for failure and vulnerabilities. This blog series will discuss how to build a Twelve-Factor app securely ...

June 05, 2018

Everyone understands the importance of code quality for applications, particularly when DevOps results in releases becoming faster and faster, reducing the room for error. The same issues increasingly apply to databases, which are a vital part of DevOps workflows. Fail to integrate the database into DevOps and you'll face bottlenecks that slow down your processes and undermine your efforts ...

June 04, 2018

DevOps and security traditionally have been siloed functions and security is often seen as a policing function by DevOps team members. However, more mature business leaders are trying to bridge the gap between the two functions to achieve business excellence. This theme was evident from our recent survey where 39% of respondents cited that DevOps and development teams care greatly about their cybersecurity posture, showing that the silo between security/IT and development teams is diminishing ...

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