Proactive IT Triage for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

When it comes to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, most IT organizations do not lack measurement data—in fact, they’re buried in it! What they need are effective ways to put these measurements into the context of critical business services, establish baselines for every layer of every component, and proactively communicate which layer of which component is the root cause of any abnormality.

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Applying an Economic Model to IT Management: Operations Management in the Virtual Data Center

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