A GAO report calls out some government agencies for failing to establish baselines against which it can measure the success or failure of Green IT initiatives. It seems like establishing a baseline would be Monitoring 101, but apparently not for the government.
There’s an age-old communication gap between IT and the executive suite, but one way you get executives to understand the purpose and value of monitoring is by building a dashboard with targeted metrics executives can get their arms around.
There’s always an excuse why you can’t find the source of your application or web site performance problem, but in the end it doesn’t matter who’s to blame. You have to figure it out.
While it’s easy to be drawn to a monitoring tool that does everything under the sun, preliminary results of a new survey have found that companies are more often than not looking for tools that fit their specific use cases, rather than a one-stop tool that does it all.