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

March 27, 2017

A recent survey, conducted by Forrester and commissioned by Compuware, showed 96 percent of new business initiatives involve the mainframe. However, the platform is not without challenges. The survey also revealed frustration and concern among development leaders, particularly when it comes to their team's ability to accommodate the speed and agility required to compete in today's digital market ...

March 23, 2017

Mature development organizations ensure automated security is woven into their DevOps practice, early, everywhere, and at scale, according to Sonatype's 2017 DevSecOps Community Survey ...

March 21, 2017

When it comes to food, we all know what's considered "good" and what's "bad". We can all understand this simple rule when eating. But for many, when it comes to software development, simple rules and advice from nutritional labels aren't always there for us ...

March 20, 2017

Monitoring and understanding what software is really doing, and maintaining good levels of software quality is increasingly important to software vendors today. Even a minor bug is capable of shutting down whole systems, and there is a real risk that development cycle pressure competes with quality assurance best practices ...

March 16, 2017

More than half (54 percent) of IT professionals surveyed indicate they have no access to self-service infrastructure, according to a new DevOps survey of 2,000 IT industry executives by Quali.This means that more than half of respondents take a ticket-based approach to infrastructure delivery, impacting productivity and increasing time to market ...

March 15, 2017

Driven by the adoption of cloud and modernization of application architectures, DevOps practices are fast gaining ground in companies that are interested in moving fast – with software eating everything - between "write code and throw it across the wall" to creating more pragmatic mechanisms that induce and maintain operational rigor. The intent behind DevOps (and DevSecOps) is quite noble and excellent in theory. Where it breaks down is in practice ...

March 13, 2017

There might be many people across organizations who claim that they’re using a DevOps approach, but often times, the “best practices” they’re using don’t align with DevOps methodologies. They can say what they do is “DevOps”, but what we’ve found is that many are actually not following basic agile methodology principles, and that’s not DevOps ...

March 09, 2017

The velocity and complexity of software delivery continues to increase as businesses adapt to new economic conditions. Optimizing and automating your deployment pipelines will dramatically reduce your lead times and enable you to deliver software faster and with better quality. Here are three more most common areas that generate the longest lead times ...

March 08, 2017

Every enterprise IT organization is unique in that it will have different bottlenecks and constraints in its deployment pipelines. With that being said, there are some common problem areas that typically produce the longest lead times in your software delivery process. Here are the most common areas that generate the longest lead times ...

March 06, 2017

The findings of an independent survey of IT leaders, application developers and database administrators, conducted by IDG Research for Datical, indicate that database administrators are unable to keep up with the pace and frequency of database changes caused by the accelerated pace of application releases, thus creating a bottleneck and delaying digital transformation initiatives. An overwhelming number of databases administrators (91 percent) and application development managers (90 percent) cited database updates as the cause for application release delays ...

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