· Prediction 1: A new practice will emerge – AppOps. To accelerate application innovation through tighter IT-Business alignment, AppOps will surface. Digital business is upon us everywhere, and digital business leaders will continue to align IT for business advantage. “AppOps” aligns development, production operations and business application owners in an effort to drive greater innovation to market faster with more application releases per month, per week, per day than ever before. The concepts of Agile development and DevOps (http://www.compuware.com/
· Prediction 2: Mobile Applications as a Unique Phenomenon Will Disappear. Not only will there be more mobile applications and users than ever before, but they will be reabsorbed into the core IT and business processes of their companies. Mobile, native, web, and store as separate engagement channels will give way to “Omni-Channel”
· Prediction 3: The Big Data Buzz Will Quiet as it Shifts From Hype to Reality. Big data must pass through the “trough of disillusionment”
· Prediction 4: The Age Old Disciplines of ITIL and ITSM Will be Heavily Challenged in 2014. These disciplines, built on sound principles and methodologies, have guided IT leaders for over two decades. However, the pace of change, the business impact of applications, and the dynamic complexity of ‘the Internet of Things’ are quickly making ITIL and ITSM less relevant. For many, they are anchors holding back the very innovation and change businesses require to survive and thrive. This business reality will drive IT to change, and in this disruption IT will look to dynamic, real-time, smart systems and tooling to build upon. As a result, the role of APM will expand to play a much larger role in the IT world of the future.
· Prediction 5: New Generation APM Will Emerge as a Strategic IT Framework for Modern, Composite Applications – used to speed innovation, eliminate guesswork and assure optimal end-user experience. Unlike old APM tools used to monitor production and alert to problems after they occur, this new generation of APM is used to eliminate the silos between production, test and development offering, for the first time, a proven proactive approach to application performance and availability management. New generation APM will redefine the category and emerge as the practical, proven successor to the failed BSM (Business Services Management) vision of the last decade.
“2014 will bring transformative changes in IT - not just to meet the needs of today’s app-driven businesses, the explosion of mobile usage and the adoption of big data strategies - but also in the fundamental IT methodologies that guide businesses as they grow and compete,” said John Van Siclen, General Manager of Compuware’s APM business unit. “The role of new generation APM will expand to play a much larger role in the IT world of the future, and will emerge as a strategic framework to replace failed practices of the past decade.”
Compuware APM is the leader in a new generation of application performance management. Unlike traditional APM solutions that are heavy, difficult and reactive, Compuware APM is light, smart and proactive. Compuware APM is built to manage the complexity of today’s most challenging modern applications including mobile, cloud, big data and SOA. Compuware APM optimizes and monitors tens of thousands of applications for more than 5,000 customers, large and small, around the globe. Through the lens of end-user experience, our customers enjoy faster performance, proactive problem resolution, accelerated time-to-market and reduced application management costs through smarter analytics, advanced APM automation and a unique performance lifecycle foundation.