Enterprise Management Software - Doing Some Good

Do some good! This is what I ask of Enterprise Management Software (EMS) and its vendors. Is it possible? What good comes from an EMS? Is it good for business? Is it good for the vendor? Is it good for both? Read and decide.

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Friday, October 20, 2006

Why is enterprise management software important?
Why is enterprise management software important? Is it ok to have a driver get out of the car, open the fuel cap, and pull out the fuel “measuring stick” to determine the remaining fuel in the car? Would it be ok to have the driver open the hood prior to each trip to view the status of the engine? For most of us, the answer is no. Instead, this information delivered to the driver’s dashboard (via fuel gauge or check engine light) helps the driver determine if the car is ready for the trip. Enterprise management software helps a business determine if there is capacity (storage, processing power, bandwidth, etc.) to serve its customers without opening the hood or fuel cap. Consider an online auction site with servers located around the world. The enterprise management software monitoring those servers sends transaction information to different locations (dashboards) around the clock and around the world so that a failed server or network link gets to the right person at the right time so that the failure does not result in an unhappy customer. Enterprise management software is important to ensuring happy customers (the car does not have to stop for someone to open the hood to check the engine or open the fuel cap to check the fuel level – the online auction site shifts to a backup server without affecting the customer).


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