This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
It's not about the uptime (time to throw away the RAGs)
All network management products miss the point. Their primary focus is on monitoring uptime.
This serves no business purpose and cannot justify any return on
investment. All the development is in looking at when the situation is
acceptable but none when you are in dire straits. How is this
monitoring? All it does is give you a comfortable feeling. With this
approach there is no difference in the value proposition of 'ping' or a
network management framework product worth a million bucks.