We provide resources and information to help Canadians get their businesses going and growing. IBM customers like the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which received a refund from IBM for botching an online census with naïve security advice, may not agree. Nor may marketing giant WPP, which has a colossal outsourcing deal with IBM but still succumbed to the NotPetya malware and experienced weeks of disruption as a result.
Service level agreements are economically very important. First, they serve to compare different service providers; second, they are used for impartial assessment of internal IT services to minimize costs, increase productivity and competitiveness. An additional point is meeting IT compliance regulations.
Additionally, newer technologies such as service-oriented architectures (SOA), virtualization , cloud computing , portal frameworks , grid architectures , and mashups within an organization make troubleshooting and monitoring of business services very difficult. 5 A single business process or service may be supported by a number of composite applications, all of which could be dependent on a diverse set of distributed computing and communications elements. 6 An isolated issue anywhere in this complex web may impact one or more tasks in the business process. Traditional network management systems and technology-centric monitoring approaches are incapable of determining the business impact of an issue in such a complicated infrastructure environment. This has given rise to application performance management and the real user monitoring (RUM) technology that now monitors the end user experience (EUE) in real-time.
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