Monitoring Tools Definitions

  • C

    COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language)

    COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) is a programming language created in 1960, and was the first to run on multiple operating systems.

  • configuration management (CM)

    Configuration management is a governance and systems engineering process that ensures the proper accounting of an enterprise's configuration items and of the interrelationship between them in an operational environment.

  • cook-off test

    A cook-off test is a controlled experiment conducted to determine if or how soon a component, device or system will malfunction because of internally generated heat... (Continued)

  • D

    DCML (Data Center Markup Language)

    DCML (Data Center Markup Language), based on Extensible Markup Language (XML), is a data format and model for exchanging information that describes a data center environment.

  • H

    HP OpenView

    HP OpenView is a suite of business computer management or "e-services" programs from Hewlett-Packard (HP), which states that the suite is "among the world's 20 largest software businesses."

  • I

    IT incident report

    An IT incident report is documentation of an event that has disrupted the normal operation of some IT system (or that had the potential to do so) and how that situation was handled.

  • IT operations

    IT operations are the processes and services administered by an organization’s information technology (IT) department. As such, IT operations include administrative processes and support for hardware and software, for both internal and external clients.

  • IT operations analytics (ITOA)

    IT operations analytics (ITOA) is the practice of monitoring systems and gathering, processing and interpreting data from various operations sources to guide decisions and predict potential issues.

  • IT operations management (ITOM)

    IT operations management (ITOM) is the administrative area involving technology infrastructure components and the requirements of individual applications, services, storage, networking and connectivity elements within an organization.

  • IT performance management (information technology performance management)

    IT performance management includes purchasing decisions, the standardization of IT equipment and guidance on capital and human resources. The goal is to ensure that key performance indicators (KPIs), service levels and budgets are in compliance with the organization's goals

  • IT systems management

    Systems management is the administration of the information technology systems in an enterprise data center. An effective systems management plan facilitates the delivery of IT as a service (ITaaS) and allows the organization's employees to respond to changing business requirements in an agile manner.

  • IT/OT convergence

    IT/OT convergence is the integration of information technology (IT) systems used for data-centric computing with operational technology (OT) systems used to monitor events, processes and devices and make adjustments in enterprise and industrial operations.

  • N

    Nagios

    Nagios is an open source monitoring system for computer systems. It was designed with core components to run on the Linux operating system and can monitor devices running Linux, Windows and Unix OSes.

  • O

    on-demand computing

    On-demand (OD) computing is an increasingly popular enterprise model in which computing resources are made available to the user as needed.

  • P

    preventive maintenance

    Preventive maintenance is the practice of routinely taking measures in hardware administration that reduces the risk of failures and improves the likelihood of quick recovery in the event that a failure does occur.

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