The cover from our first issue -- January 2003!

The cover from our first issue — January 2003!

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MeasureIT Issue 15.2

Joint editors, Richard Gimarc and Bill Jouris


About This Issue

Author by Richard Gimarc, Joint Editor


We are pleased to present you with this month’s issue of MeasureIT. This issue is packed with great articles, timely advice, and reports from CMG events around the world.

We would love to hear from you; feel free to send your thoughts/comments/questions and concerns to either Bill Jouris or me. You can send your thoughts to me at or to Bill at . Of course, there is always the formal route via e-mail to We read and respond to all comments.

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1 Madhu Tanikella

Performance Modeling and Capacity Planning in Application Performance Management (APM)
Madhu uses a couple of case studies to demonstrate the value of application performance modeling in the design and test phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Madhu makes the point that 100% accuracy in a model is not required to identify potential bottlenecks early in the application lifecycle.


2 Stephen Balzac

Chess Trap
In this short piece, Stephen is encouraging us to keep our eyes open to avoid overconfidence and the resulting unintended consequences.


3 Denise Kalm

CMG Group Memberships – An Affordable Option
Denise describes a new membership option for CMG. Instead of the traditional individual membership, there is a new group membership that provides the same benefits are a significantly reduced price.


4 Amy Spellmann

CMG Webinars
Amy provides a overview of CMG’s new webinar series. Our webinars started this past August. Expect to see more in the coming months.


5 Nell Owens

Year Round Partnership Opportunities with CMG
Nell describes a new CMG initiative whose goal is to provide a closer and more productive partnership between CMG and sponsoring companies. This is an excellent opportunity for vendors and sponsors to extend their presence to more than just the yearly conference.


6 Bryan Drake

CMG 2015 IT Capacity & Performance Conference
Preparations are under way for this year’s CMG Conference in November. Bryan gives a preview of the subject areas encourages everyone to get involved; either by submitting conference content or by volunteering to be on a conference committee.


7,8 Richard Gimarc

Events, notices for national/international chapters
Richard gives us a summary of upcoming regional and international events. If there is an event that Richard missed, please let him know.


9 About the Authors

A brief overview of the individuals who wrote these articles.

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