Gartner Research

APM Needs to Prepare for the Future

Published: 15 March 2016

ID: G00296365

Analyst(s): Cameron Haight


Technology, process and people changes are disrupting the conventional view of the design goal as well as implementation of application performance monitoring (APM). In this note, we highlight for I&O leaders some of the more important dynamics that they will need to prepare for.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • IT Organizations Must Select APM Tools and Technologies That Can Help to Accommodate the Twin Challenges of Scale and Increasing Resource Dynamism
  • IT Operations and Development Teams Need to Incorporate a Life Cycle Approach to Their APM Strategies Whereby Applications Are Also Monitored in Development and Test Phases, Not Just in Production
  • Organizations Responsible for APM Should Reposition It as a Service to Enable IT Personnel Outside of Operations to Not Only Create Their Own Views but Also to Make Modifications to the Data Being Collected
  • IT and Procurement Organizations Need to Work With APM Vendors to Provide Flexibility Within Their Pricing Structure to Accommodate a More Dynamic Environment While Updating Their Own Internal APM Value Propositions

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