Depending on where you're from, some people call it "autumn" and other people call it "fall."
Either way, it's when things in most offices start getting a bit hectic.
Back in the autumn of 1968, IBMers in Boca Raton were putting together 1130 computer systems for customers.
Here's a neat photo of them hard at work in the factory.
As you can see, once demand picks up in autumn. It doesn't slow down.
Even today. Demands on services are high and they keep getting higher which is why application performance monitoring (APM) becomes important.
It's why I'm pleased to let you know that Gartner identifies IBM as a leader in the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Management (APM).*
The full report is available on the Gartner website.
Give it a read and let us know how you are using APM in your organization in the comments section below.
PS I recognize that the 1300 has nothing to do with this blog post. I just felt the need to post pictures of classic IBM hardware...
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