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Jonah Kowall
Research Vice President
3.5 years with Gartner
20 years IT industry

Jonah Kowall is a research Vice President in Gartner's IT Operations Research group. He focuses on application performance monitoring (APM), Unified Monitoring, Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD), Infrastructure Performance Monitoring (IPM), IT Operations Analytics (ITOA), and general application and infrastructure availability and performance monitoring technologies. Read Full Bio

Farewell… for now

by Jonah Kowall  |  February 2, 2015

I wanted to wish everyone happy trails. I’ve decided to move on to a new set of challenges, and in order to do that I must step down from my position at Gartner. My colleagues at Gartner have been nothing short of amazing, the knowledge, experience, and the quality of discussions is incredibly stimulating. In […]

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Cool Vendor Pick: Graylog

by Jonah Kowall  |  January 27, 2015

There has been a lot of interest over the last 12 months in products based on open source for monitoring and management. In the area of log analysis, Elasticsearch has been a player which has strengthened with the growing investments in the space. The awareness has been greatly increased in the past year. While the […]

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The Truth About Microsoft’s New Licensing Change – Guest Post

by Jonah Kowall  |  January 23, 2015

The press has been reporting today that Microsoft has introduced new licensing methods, which make Windows and Office look highly affordable. Here is an example article : http://www.computerworld.com/article/2867542/microsoft-touts-7-per-user-monthly-pricing-for-windows-subscriptions.html “Microsoft touts $7-per-user monthly pricing for Windows subscription packages”. Here at Gartner we have several experts who focus on Microsoft licensing, Dolores is one such person. I’ve asked her to […]

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Cool Vendor Pick: Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor (DPI)

by Jonah Kowall  |  January 15, 2015

Happy new year to everyone, I just finished taking a week off post new years and I’m already hitting the road. On the research front we’ve published a new update to the RFP template for APM tools. Expect more refreshed and new content this month. Now on to the pick of the week (which is […]

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Gartner Data Center Conference and a research update

by Jonah Kowall  |  December 12, 2014

I hope e veryone in the US had a good turkey day, sorry for the lack of updates. I’ve been on the road since before thanksgiving, last week we had a record breaking Gartner Data Center conference in las Vegas. The demand for monitoring related attendee one on ones was extremely high. I had over […]

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New Research : Implement Mobile Application Performance Monitoring for App Analytics and App Quality Visibility

by Jonah Kowall  |  November 19, 2014

We’ve published new research on mobile application performance monitoring (APM), this research highlights some of the changes in the market over the last year since we published our first notes a year ago. There have been many interesting developments, along with a growing interest among our client base. Some of the changes include the melding […]

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AppDynamics AppSphere 2014 – Wrap-up

by Jonah Kowall  |  November 15, 2014

Sorry for the delay, it’s been crazy for the last week to say the least. Last week I was able to attend the inaugural AppDynamics user conference, AppSphere. It was a short trip, I was unable to attend for the final day which included interesting breakout sessions (seems to be a theme the second half […]

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New Research: Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring 2014

by Jonah Kowall  |  November 3, 2014

Building large research projects is a major undertaking, not just for the analysts, but the vendors who provide large amounts of data we request, and references we leverage aside from the well over 1,400 APM inquiries we take yearly from end user clients buying and implementing APM. We’ve published the 2014 edition of our yearly […]

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Compuware Perform 2014 Conference

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 24, 2014

I was invited and able to attend Compuware Perform in Orlando the week of November 6th for a couple days before heading off to Europe for 10 days of vacation, hence this blog post was slightly delayed (not to mention the Magic Quadrant and other research which is imminent now). The conference was great to […]

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Personal Disclosure

by Jonah Kowall  |  October 23, 2014

I’ve written quite a bit about how analysts work, and here are some of my personal favorite reads, but they are more focused on vendors versus end users or investors: http://theleanmarketer.com/6-myths-about-industry-analysts-and-startups/ http://www.aneelism.com/blog/2013/11/11/technology-analyst-101-for-startups-introduction.html I’ve shared my personal social media policy, along with other personal ways I do work. This blog post is specific to attendance at […]

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