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Posted by John Rakowski on February 27, 2013
Have you ever done an audit of the number of monitoring solutions that you have in your environment? If you haven’t you are probably thinking - Why should I? I suppose if you draw an analogy to checking your car engine then not many people do this anymore. We are comforted by the thought that modern technology means our cars just work, but the reality is that with moving parts, technology will still fail and so we should at least be checking the important components before a long journey. Similarly the IT monitoring solutions that we have in our environment are important to the overall health of IT and so should therefore be audited to make sure they are ‘working’.
If you have done an audit then this may have prompted a number of questions including:
An audit may only just cover what you need now but what monitoring technologies will you need in the next decade?This is exactly question that Eveline Oehrlich and I are trying to answer in our TechRadar on Business Technology Monitoring Technologies that will be released later this year. To get you thinking about this, here is one monitoring technology that I think could be in a future monitoring portfolio:
So I would love to hear your thoughts on the technology monitoring market. What monitoring technologies are essential for I&O? If you would like to contribute to this TechRadar research then please contact me – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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