Every IT leader knows the feeling. You need a certain aspect of your network to be monitored. You do some research and find an application that can do the job. The app installs easily and immediately starts working.
Then a software system needs monitoring, so you repeat the process. Again, the app is easy to install and does its job. Then some end-user devices need to be monitored; the process repeats again, and again and again.
Before you know it, you have a complex web of apps monitoring many different aspects of your environment. Each one works perfectly, but they don’t communicate with each other, and each consumes valuable resources. Monitoring sprawl has taken over, and your IT department is getting pulled under while trying to manage it. The next thing you know, you get your bill in the mail and you fall out of your chair. It’s huge. You may have to explain to the CEO why the company’s IT spending is so high, because he is not happy. Or even worse, a data breach results from all the moving parts and the lack of oversight. Sensitive records could be compromised, and the IT department overlooked the problem because it was too busy monitoring the numerous dashboards to notice other warning signs. The list of “what ifs” could go on and on.
It doesn’t have to be this way. With monitoring as a service (MaaS), many of the problems associated with monitoring sprawl can be eliminated. Instead of trying to wrangle the processes and reporting, you can streamline them and potentially even gain new insights. Rather than all these applications overwhelming your IT team, MaaS can help you efficiently use IT for what it’s meant to do: keep your company safe from security breaches and other dangers, and provide valuable data about your organization.
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