The cover from our first issue -- January 2003!

The cover from our first issue — January 2003!

MeasureIT  is a CMG’s free monthly newsletter, published 10 times per year. Written by and for computer professionals, MeasureIT features informative articles, CMG regional and national updates, book reviews, and more!

MeasureIT is available online, and you can subscribe to get MeasureIT delivered straight to your inbox! Just enter your email address in the form to the right (“Subscribe to MeasureIT”).

Browse the current issue below, and the archives to the right.

Interested in contributing to MeasureIT? Contact us and/or submit and article to

MeasureIT Issue 14.3, 2014

Joint editors, Bill Jouris and Dave Halbig

About this issue by Bill Jouris

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 Dave or me. You can send your thoughts to me at or to Dave at . Of course, there is always the formal route via e-mail to We read and respond to all comments.


1           Tom Wilson            Operational Analysis Primer – Part 2

Tom continues his primer on Operational Analysis. This month, he talks about applying operational analysis at the resource level.

2           Dave Halbig            Capacity Planning and Performance Software Procurement Strategies

Dave proposes a solution-agnostic method, based on Use Case Methodology that has proven very effective over the 5 times he has either driven or advised its use. The presentation is divided into a) requirements gathering, b) requirements prioritization, c) conversion to Use Cases and d) managing the vendor review and selection process.

3           Scott Chapman       WILTM: IDAA Update

Another great ‘What I Learned this Month’ article from Scott. This month Scott follows up on his item from last November, and talks about his latest adventures with IBM’s DB2 Analytics Accelerator.

4           Kathy Steffens       Capacity and Performance 2014

Preparations are under way for this year’s CMG Conference. Find out how to submit a paper, and how to volunteer to help with the conference.

5,6       Tom Kelman            Events, notices for national/international chapters

Tom provides his usual useful summary of upcoming regional and international events. Also included are links to the minutes of the latest meeting for CMG-Australia and the Northern California regional CMG.

7                                           About the Authors

A brief overview of who the folks are who wrote these articles.

Call for Content

MeasureIT is published as a free service to the IT community dedicated to capacity management and performance engineering – both CMG members and non-members alike. Be sure to share this link with friends and colleagues. Every issue is made possible through the hard work and dedication of the MeasureIT volunteer staff, and the contributions of willing writers.

If you have not yet logged onto the MeasureIT site, go to the MeasureIT home page, and fill out the subscription request form.

Join us on the CMG Forum. It is open to everyone. We can also now be found on Facebook and you can follow us on Twitter.

Check out your area and see if there is a regional USA chapter near you or an international chapter that you might attend. All the chapter details are available on CMG US & International Groups. Their events are on the CMG calendar.

We are always interested in receiving your comments and submitted articles. Help us make MeasureIT even better in 2014, for you and the other 10,000 readers.