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Enterprise 2.0, All The Kings Men, Gartner, and The Coase Theorem

Monday, March 17th, 2008

While reading another Gartner Smartner article this evening, I started thinking, “What went wrong over there? How did they become so insignificant? When I first started in IT, circa 1977, Gartner was basically the Huey Long of the IT analyst group (AG) business. I worked at Exxon at the time, and I was always amazed [...]

451 Are you a Redmonk or a Gartner?

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

A lot of people I have met over the last year keep telling me that the 451 group is one of the good guys. I have always enjoyed Matthew Aslett’s posts. I am very suspicious, however, when I notice that, for certain companies, I hear only the good and never the bad. Here is a [...]

Barcamp – BarcampESM – Update #2

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Barcamp – This is starting to look like a world class event. For the first time in the ESM industry, we will have sessions that include some of the top open source monitoring providers with two of the leading commercial monitoring providers talking about how to improve monitoring and ESM (“Monitoring: The good, the [...]

This is a problem … Why?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Gartner warns of misguided virtualization strategies However, virtualization has a dark side, according to Bittman. Virtualization increases service demands from the business, so IT needs to be ready. Virtualization eases the “friction,” or barriers to entry, of getting new capabilities from IT. When business units perceive that they can get new capabilities easily, they will [...]

Gartner Report Agent Vs. Agentless Monitoring

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

I was going to hammer them but it’s really not a bad article.  Very high level and probably not technically worth the money HP paid for it.  However I am sure they didn’t pay for its technical merit. How to Choose Agent-Based and Agentless Monitoring Solutions

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