June 20, 2016 - Source: APMdigest

Understand What You're Paying For: How to Evaluate Software


By Dirk Paessler

"The technology landscape is littered with confusing terminology. Some of this comes from vendors chasing popular buzzwords, other times it's the fault of a 30,000-foot view approach to different categories.The term "monitoring," for example, can mean any number of things, and while more specified terms like application performance monitoring, network performance monitoring, or infrastructure monitoring are supposed to narrow it down, there is often overlap and confusion into what is supposed to go where. [...]"

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