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Survivor's Guide to 2005: Network and Systems Management

Enterprise IT will spend more on NSM in 2005 compared to 2004, thanks to industry initiatives like on-demand computing and Adaptive Enterprise, according to Meta Group. Our readers, meanwhile, say compliance with regulations, such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), Sarbanes-Oxley and Six Sigma, is pushing them to spend more on audits, audit preparation and compliance software. That will give the forthcoming IT best-practices spec, ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library), a boost because it tackles compliance concerns, among other things. Although none of this is truly new, it has NSM suppliers licking their chops.

2005 Survivor's Guide

• Introduction

• Business Strategies

• Security

• Network and Systems


• Mobile & Wireless

• Digital Convergence
• Business Applications

• Infrastructure

• Storage and Servers
• Special SMBs


• Companies to Watch in '05
• What's Hot/Not in '05

How do you sort through all the NSM imperatives, match them to the appropriate tools and craft an overall NSM strategy? Start by determining what your NSM strategy is supposed to solve.

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