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.

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April 24, 2017

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April 20, 2017

One could argue that testing is the most important phase of an IT project. It's also time-consuming and expensive. It's essential to strike a balance between an IT testing program that ensures a quality product and the cost-to-value ratio of your project. But when you're dealing with replatforming projects, how much testing is enough testing? ...

April 18, 2017

Whether through formal methods such as classroom or virtual training, job shadowing, and mentoring; or through informal methods such as team discussions or presentations, teaching needs to be a frequent element of team integration. It is a given that IT and business teams have difficulty understanding each other without a common taxonomy. Even teams within IT often fail to understand each other ...

April 17, 2017

Although DBAs fortunately have the rare ability to bridge the gap between development and operations, they have been detrimentally overlooked in many companies that deploy DevOps practices. A DBA's ability to interrogate code and construct a resilient, well–performing database environment uniquely defines the capabilities needed for DevOps – leaving me perplexed about why DBAs were not one of the first operations team members asked to join the DevOps movement ...

April 12, 2017

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April 10, 2017

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April 07, 2017

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April 05, 2017

DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry for their opinions on the best way for a development or DevOps team to become more Agile. Part 2 covers processes including automation, continuous delivery and testing ..

April 03, 2017

One of the most ubiquitous words in the development and DevOps vocabularies is "Agile." It is that shining, valued, and sometimes elusive goal that all enterprises strive for. But how do you get there? How does your organization become truly Agile? With these questions in mind, DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry — including analysts, consultants and vendors — for their opinions on the best way for a development or DevOps team to become more Agile ...

March 30, 2017

As trends like cloud computing and DevOps become the de facto standard, organizations are increasingly looking for next-generation analytics tools and services that provide continuous intelligence to help them build, run and secure modern applications, and accelerate their journey to the cloud, according to a new study with UBM Technology titled The New Normal: Cloud, DevOps and SaaS Analytics Tools Reign in the Modern App Era ...

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