AppSight 3

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2001-09-03 Print this article Print

.5"> AppSight 3.5

Mutek Solutions AppSight 3.5 records application actions and stores information when AppSight senses a problem, such as a system crash. IT managers will likely be able to use the system to quickly diagnose and sometimes prevent problems but at a hefty cost (especially in maintaining the product).

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // AppSight requires substantial setup and training investment to ensure that the product doesnt unnecessarily impede server performance and to learn how to sort out relevant clues to system problems.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Intimate knowledge of application and operating system behavior should provide IT managers with the ability to keep systems running with fewer interruptions.

Provides detailed, blow-by-blow application and operating system tracking; sophisticated triggers ensure that relevant data is collected.

Captures many "false positives"; requires extensive training to use collected data to find problems; little integration with help desk or management tools.

Mutek Solutions Ltd., Westwood, Mass.; (781) 407-5863;

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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