The new world of computing has not been particularly kind thus far to the historical management vendors. It's not that virtulization and cloud computing in their various--and often ambiguous guises--have made past styles of computing irrelevant. COBOL programs still underlay lots of important business processes, after all.
But newer approaches to computing--often characterized by ground-up and tactical solutions to IT concerns--have tended to trump the sort of big, architected, expensive paths to nirvana that the likes of enterprise management have tended to take.
The fact is that the likes of CA Unicenter, HP OpenView, and IBM Tivoli may not … Read more