The Challenger and Holistic Monitoring: a true story

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In January 1986, the technicians on the Space Shuttle project knew that one of the critical components of the Challenger was going to fail. The O-rings of the rocket engines would not be reliable if it was cold. And below zero temperatures were forecasted for the day of the launch. The problem was that they had only eleven hours to convince the NASA command to cancel the launch, which had already been postponed several times.

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The Monitoring Symposium…and a brainteaser

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How was our Monitoring Symposium? Fantastic, both the European and the Latin American versions: record attendance, record dizziness in PortAventura (with the highest roller coaster in Europe), record number of bird pictures taken at Temaikèn in Argentina, but above all, record quality of monitoring success story presentations, with experts from Zurich Insurance, BBVA, EMCF, International Card Services, and Supervielle Bank, among others…Many thanks to all speakers and attendees!

Next week I’ll tell you how Visibility could have prevented one of the most notorious astronautics accidents in history. But in the meantime I leave you with a brainteaser, which also has to do with Visibility:

What number comes next in this series?

10, 9, 60, 90, 70, 66

See you soon!

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What am I doing? Preparing my presentation for the best event on corporate Monitoring, Visibility and Control in Europe… this Friday in PortAventura, Salou… Click here for more details…

 

What the heck is a Real Time Service Model?

I know that you suspect that there is a better way… a shorter path to all that value ITIL promises… a way to make real sense out of these malign CMDBs and their never-ending deployments—a way to truly align Operations and Business. Well, Real Time Service Models are your savior. But what are they? The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the next post.

How to be a great CISO?

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While I am on my way to Italy for the Tango/04 Monitoring Symposium in Torino, a quick question: What does Dilbert’s creator have to say about how to be an irreplaceable CIO? Or CISO? Or Technical Manager? Or whatever position you have today? Well, a lot. Juicy advice from Scott Adams, soon. And free! (Which means, I am NOT paying Scott Adams for it). See you!