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?

2) Ron Miller at Real User Monitoring discussed the importance of increasing system intelligence and sophistication to offer protection from hackers using valid credentials:

3) David Linthicum discussed experimentation as the best practice in the move to big data:

4) Bernard Golden, writing for Network World, challenged the role of the CIO as a business leader: