“That which is not monitored is not managed.” – A wise System Administrator
Failure is a part of life. This is especially true in the world of IT. It is not a question of if, but when. The key to successful enterprise management is to know when things fail. This can only be accomplished through monitoring. The name of this art – Network Management. Well, actually it is more than network management, but I guess this is the title it gets because of its roots; kind of like the way we still say we are dialing the phone. A better name would be – Enterprise Management, which is starting to catch on, but the old IT folks won’t understand what you are talking about.