If you see IT as a parental figure inside the organization, rather than a partner, it’s probably going to work against you when things go wrong and your user-children decide to rebel against their parents.
It turns out that Applications Performance Management and Business Process Management might have some overlap, at least to the extent that understanding process and roles can help build a better monitoring system.
As we approach the end of the year, it might be a good time to assess your monitoring protocols and be certain that the monitoring tools you have in place still meet your current requirements.
As we approach the year end, it’s worth looking ahead to some trends that could have an impact on the data center in the coming year. Let’s get started with IT as a cost center with the rise of private clouds and a service orientation.
IT Ops pros could certainly benefit from mobile monitoring tools that let them access monitoring tools wherever they are. Unfortunately, there seem to be few of them just yet.
If your web design is cluttered, it could be more than aesthetically unpleasing, it could slow down your site’s load time, and over time that could be costing you some serious money.
Change is an inevitable aspect of any system, and IT Ops is no different. The trick is having tools in place to deal with changes that upset the system.
As we move to virtualized environments, monitoring presents a challenge to IT Ops pros, who must find ways to track a shifting instead of a fixed environment.
As companies make the transition to the cloud, it’s not always easy to map your monitoring software to cloud applications and cloud vendors are only beginning to address the problem.
Last week, Amazon announced new APIs that enable monitoring tool vendors and enterprise customers to integrate some basic EC2 monitoring status updates directly into monitoring software. It’s not ideal by any means, but it’s a start.