Seven Errors to Avoid That Undermine IT Operations Analytics

Archived Published: 07 November 2013 ID: G00248097


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Lengthy and unsuccessful implementations of IT operations analytics technology can be traced to seven common errors. This research discusses each error and suggests avoidance strategies.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Do Not Forget the 3 R's of ITOA
    • Do Not Rely on System-Generated Patterns
    • Data Versus Analytics
    • Focus on Multiple Patterns of Discovery
    • Do Not Get Lost in Higher Dimensions
    • Causality Is Not Correlation
    • Do Not Restrict Focus to Textbook Distributions
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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