Is there any doubt that the name of the business game today is software? As Vijay Gurbaxani, University of California professor and founding director of the Center for Digital Transformation, writes in the Harvard Business Review, the current business environment requires every business to view itself as a software business. And, as such, every business must keep its eye on the proverbial software ball.
It seems obvious that the quality and performance of your company’s software must be spot on or your customers will look elsewhere. Yet, take a look at these statistics:
- 75% of organizations indicated that application performance is an issue for them, with 25% claiming their application is outright slow.
- 50% of development and IT professionals reported that their organizations have repeatedly experienced slowdowns and outages due to traffic spikes.
- 40% of consumers indicate that they will leave a page that takes longer than 3 seconds to load, but the average U.S. retail mobile site had a load time averaging 6.9 seconds in July 2016.
What is going on with modern software development that’s causing performance and quality to be major pain points for many organizations? The easier question might be “what isn’t going on?” From far higher expectations for constant innovation to increasing complexity of the application environment, software teams today—developers, operations engineers, product managers, and others—face greater challenges than ever as they race to deliver innovative, quality software quickly.
It’s no wonder then that application performance monitoring (APM) has become an essential component of building and running great software. And it should come as no surprise that in addition to all the other skills and capabilities that the software team must perfect, using APM to its greatest effectiveness should be high on the list.
This ebook introduces you to APM, what an APM journey looks like, and how you can apply APM to improve the quality and performance of your software, and, in doing so, drive business outcomes that deliver a positive impact to the bottom line and help your company stay ahead of the competition.