Chapter 1. Getting Started with APM

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The Challenge

Software systems, the applications and strategies on which your business depend today have become extraordinarily complex. For many organizations, the wide array of applications and tools to develop this software results in application architectures that can overwhelm the capabilities of many organizations to manage them.

Not so long ago, how you implemented your software was hidden deep within your organization. Typically, your interactions consisted of exchanges of data representing inventory, orders, debits, and credits that were transferred across private networks. These interactions involved a limited number of other corporations, loosely called trading partners ...

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