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Forget Central Planning; Distribute the Control and the Decisions

June 21, 2001

Enterprise systems management as we know it is on the way to irrelevance. The progression seems inevitable. In the recent past, managing business system elements such as NT platforms became a low-level, low-value task. System management vendors have stayed profitable by moving up the technology curve, managing higher-value enterprise services such as databases and ERP systems. But just as managing business system elements has faded in value, managing enterprise services will, in the future, become a low-level, low-value task. Within five years, we foresee that the value and relevance of today’s enterprise service management will rank no higher than NT platform management does today. The highest-value opportunity will reside in a new type of management solution.


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