IT Transformation At Upcoming Gartner Infrastructure and Operations Events

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My previous alma mater, Gartner, is gearing up for two major events for infrastructure and operations professionals. These two conferences consist of IT Operations Management Summits in both Orlando (June 15th to 17th at booth #403) and Berlin (June 1st and 2nd at booth S1). I’m going to be attending both of these, but instead of my typical speaking arrangement, I’ll be attending with AppDynamics. We’re more than happy to meet with customers or prospects, just reach out to me on Twitter @jkowall or via email first.last at

In this insightful infographic, Gartner explains how not only IT budgets are flat, but the demands from the business and spending in IT has increased dramatically by leveraging SaaS and other technologies without involvement of the centralized IT groups. Increased demands for high degrees of change and agility are forcing IT organizations to implement agile principles, and are trying to change culture and speed via DevOps.

“In 2017, 25% of I&O organizations will invest in business value dashboard tools as the primary means of communicating to the business.”

Gartner’s perspective on the business value dashboard is meaningful, but falls short of delivering business value or business execution. The concepts of business value dashboards focus on cost and service management instead of measuring the business execution as we do with AppDynamics Application Intelligence (link to the current blog for CIOs published shortly). We believe that business value dashboards will evolve to measure business execution over time as our analytics solutions are rolled out.

Jonah Kowall

Jonah Kowall

Jonah Kowall is the Vice President of market development and insights, helping drive the company’s product roadmap and vision, while developing entry into new markets and providing valuable technology and business insights to fuel the accelerating and broad-based demand for the company’s Application Intelligence Platform. Jonah comes to AppDynamics with a diverse background including 15 years as an IT practitioner at several startups and larger enterprises focused on infrastructure and operations, security, and performance engineering. These included running tactical and strategic operational initiatives, going deep into monitoring of infrastructure and application components. In 2011 Jonah changed careers, moving to Gartner to focus on availability and performance monitoring and IT operations management (ITOM). Jonah led Gartner's influential application performance monitoring (APM) and network performance monitoring and diagnostics (NPMD) magic quadrants and research as a research vice president.