News of the Week in Application Performance Management and IT Operations – May 25, 2012

Here are highlights from this week’s news in the world of Application Performance Management and IT operations:

1) Michael Steinhart at The IT Pro raised interesting questions about trends toward mobile and the cloud within organizations: Is it going to be cloud and then mobile, or is it going to be mobile and then cloud? Does it matter?
http://www.theitpro.com/author.asp?section_id=1949&doc_id=244375

2) Ron Miller at Real User Monitoring discussed the importance of increasing system intelligence and sophistication to offer protection from hackers using valid credentials:
http://www.real-user-monitoring.com/the-devil-inside-creative-threat-detection-inside-the-firewall/

3) David Linthicum discussed experimentation as the best practice in the move to big data:
http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/big-data-in-the-cloud-its-time-experiment-193152

4) Bernard Golden, writing for Network World, challenged the role of the CIO as a business leader:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/051812-cios-don39t-need-to-be-259450.html