News of the Week in Application Performance Management and IT Operations – October 5

This week’s articles discuss performance monitoring tools, issues that need to be addressed within the data center, and IT successes and failures. Here are our highlights from the world of APM and IT operations:

1) Gartner analyst Jonah Kowall released his latest research about low cost and free monitoring tools in the market, including Correlsense:
http://blogs.gartner.com/jonah-kowall/2012/10/03/low-cost-and-free-monitoring/

2) Cameron Laird of Real User Monitoring analyzed problems that need to be resolved regarding data centers:
http://www.real-user-monitoring.com/chicken-little-in-the-datacenter/

3) Mary Shacklett of TechRepublic discussed the need to reconsider the role of Quality Assurance in IT:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tech-manager/reassessing-the-role-of-qa-in-it/7976

4) Michael Vizard reported an increase in the desire for transparency regarding the data center:
http://www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/it-unmasked/cries-for-greater-transparency-start-to-reach-the-data-center.html

5) Michael Krigsman of ZDNet commented on the results of a study in which developers and project managers defined IT successes and failures:
http://www.zdnet.com/research-developer-perspectives-on-it-failure-7000004986/