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NetIQs updated performance monitoring and reporting tool for NT and Windows 2000 Server applications and operating system is a good choice for IT managers who want in-depth coverage of NT/2000 systems - as long as coverage of non-Windows systems is not an issue.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Over the long haul, AppManager should be a low-maintenance product that provides useful information quickly and consistently. Provides extensive monitoring and reporting of NT and Windows 2000 Server applications; can report performance of a large number of systems. Cannot be used to monitor Unix and mainframe systems and applications; secure communication is difficult to set up. NetIQ Corp., San Jose, Calif.; (408)856-3000; www.netiq.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // AppManager will take some time to set up, and it requires staff training to make sure the agents are tuned to report relevant performance measures and to take appropriate corrective action.