What APM’s Growing Popularity Means to You

Most businesses agree that the corporate network is a critical mass of business but have no idea what IT systems should be in place for application performance

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The digital world has been experiencing the renewed popularity of a system that many IT professionals  have probably come across years ago: Application Performance Management (APM), an innovation  specifically developed  to help enhance systems and end-user experience.

APM solutions can cater to companies both big and small. Part of the allure that APM carries lies in the fact that it is able to properly monitor a series of very pertinent business functions, such as the proper assessment, identification, and monitoring of possible issues, which might hinder operations if left unchecked.  Smooth business operations is one key to business growth.

Most likely, you were the one handling most of the operations of your business during its initial stages. After all, a young business is still fairly easy to manage. As it grows, however, the story changes. Processes become much more complicated, factors become more intertwined, and more and more of the business’ operations become dependent on computer applications. Thus, as the business grows, the need for a full-fledged IT team becomes imminent.

According to  BusinessWire, the IT department of an enterprise plays a key role in making the corporate framework of your business function efficiently.

In the study Meeting the Network Demands of Changing Generations, 94% of the respondents agree that the corporate network is a critical component of the business. What is interesting is that  only half of the organizations surveyed had  insight into which applications could have a negative impact on the performance of the corporate network (51%) or which IT systems to put in place for application performance (57%).

Jason Bloomberg of Forbes described the case of  Compuware which broke out of this mold. It restructured itself internally, creating a dedicated business specifically for the development of APM technologies.  Compuware’s  decision initially appeared to be brash and downright alarming . As time passed, however,  it became apparent that the restructuring was  a business tactic that helped the company get  back on track.

Companies like Compuware learned first hand that APM systems are capable of providing a systematic, stable, and user-friendly way for you to manage your business applications. Doing so saves you valuable time and money – things that are very important in a business. Also, APM solutions are very valuable  in the sense that they are able to detect system issues even before they even emerge. By addressing these potential technical problems immediately, your applications would run very smoothly, providing your clients with a premium end-user experience.

These are the reasons why more of your colleagues are acquiring AMP solutions.  They understand and experience its benefits, something you might want to try to do.


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