The Holiday Season means it is time for APMdigest’s annual list of Application Performance Management (APM) predictions, the most popular content on APMdigest, viewed by tens of thousands of people in the IT community around the world for more than a decade. Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2021.
Throughout the year, APMdigest covers a variety of related technologies beyond APM, and this year’s predictions list offers an equally broad scope of topics. In addition to APM, the related technologies covered include AIOps, MLOps, Observability, Open Telemetry, Log Analytics, End-User Experience Management (EUEM), Monitoring, IT Service Management (ITSM). This year, remote work from home (WFH) also takes center stage, inevitably impacting many of the predictions just as it has impacted the industry and all our lives.
Some of these predictions may come true in the next 12 months, while others may be just as valid but take several years to be realized. Still others may be wishful thinking or unbased fears. Several predictions even directly contradict each other. But taken collectively, this list of predictions offers a timely and fascinating snapshot of what the IT industry and the APM market are thinking about, planning, expecting and hoping for 2021.
The predictions will be posted in 6 parts over the next week and a half, with separate lists of predictions for NPM and Cloud to follow after the holidays.
A forecast by the top minds in Application Performance Management today, here are the predictions. Part 1 covers the buzzword of 2020, AIOps.
The transition towards a digital-online economy continues to increase pressure on enterprises to accelerate digital transformation initiatives. The coronavirus has exacerbated the existing technology gap that is preventing many enterprises from successfully leveraging their data in an optimized manner to address growing needs for streamlining business processes, complying with stricter regulations and meeting growing customer expectations. Enterprises will need to implement new technologies like AIOps to automate operations and data management with autonomous capabilities, especially as data volumes peak. This will help them better align with their business stakeholders; becoming more agile and delivering rapid responsiveness to internal and external application users while maintaining a highly resilient infrastructure.
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