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Achieving Maximum Business Value in eG Enterprise Operating Environments

Value Magnified: Performance Monitoring SoftwareInstalling performance management and monitoring software may not be the same as implementing telemetry  throughout an IT organization.

As the scope of performance management and monitoring software evolves, investments in management software can provide rapid ROI; but realizing the full value of investments (VOI) in these solutions can be elusive. Return-on-investment (ROI) tends to get the lion’s share of attention, since it’s focused on hard dollars and net profit. Value-of-investment (VOI) includes intangible benefits as well – ROI is a subset of VOI.

The nature of the beast for many performance monitoring and management projects tends to start with “what can we monitor?” which is usually followed by a dizzying list of devices, systems and applications. This is quickly followed by implementation activities and monitoring instrumentation.

Performance monitoring software: TechValidate resultsInitial instrumentation may be simply providing a unified monitoring environment for physical and logical infrastructure, or is focused on a single system or platform. This is an incremental improvement, offers some immediate return on your investment in eG Innovations, and is usually the ROI driver.

However, as we begin to go beyond individual components to IT systems (segments), to supporting IT services, to end-to-end IT services and ultimately to end user experience monitoring, the value of your investment in eG Enterprise compounds significantly.

Just as eG Innovations’ performance monitoring software can help customers adopt a services orientation, it also provides a centralized telemetry infrastructure that has a proven record of adapting to new technologies.

The intangible benefits of this include increased collaboration between IT technical domains, greater awareness of business impacts, acceleration of improvement efforts and cultural change. This can translate to increased IT innovation and can expand the value of investment far beyond the original ROI.

Leveraging eG Enterprise as part of an overall IT transformation, whether that be DevOps or ITSM, is an excellent way to get the maximum value out of your investment in the software. This ensures that the people and organizational aspects of realizing value on investment are addressed, and can spread those costs across the overall transformation program.

So don’t give up on the quest to define IT services and/or establish a DevOps culture. Leverage the eG Enterprise suite to help you establish a program of service targeting and improvement cycles that not only accelerates your ITSM initiatives but saves you money along the way.

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John Worthington is the Director of Product Marketing for eG Innovations, a global provider of unified performance monitoring and root-cause diagnosis solutions for virtual, physical and cloud IT infrastructures. He is an IT veteran with more than 30 years of executive experience in delivering positive user experiences through innovative practices in information technology such as ITSM and ITIL.

As CEO and Principal of MyServiceMonitor, LLC, he assisted clients in effectively adapting service lifecycle processes by leveraging eG Enterprise. He then went on to assignments with ThirdSky and VMware, utilizing industry certifications including ITIL Expert and DevOps.

John has more than a decade of experience helping customers transform IT operations to IT-as-a-Service operating models. He participates in industry forums, client and analyst briefings and provides thought leadership to eG Innovations, customers and partners.

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