I read on collision detection the other day that on the average, people only have 375 songs stored on their mp3 device, with iPod owners having a slightly larger average at 504 songs. While it’s still impressive that about two hundred CDs fit in a tiny hand-held device, it’s still a small percentage of the number of songs that could be stored on the bigger capacity mp3 players and iPods. With an upper-end 20,000 song capacity, don’t you think most people would have at least 2,000 songs on the average, or about 10% filled? Not so, according to this report where they surveyed 1,062 people who own digital music players. Fascinating!
Along these lines, it sounds like our forecast about infrastructure monitoring using BMC Performance Manager is on track. You don’t necessarily want to monitor everything under the sun including whether the kitchen sink is draining properly. You only want to monitor a set of parameters that matter to your business. Like the “most played songs” marker on your iTunes library, a “most monitored parameter” marker is what you seek when you set up your library of infrastructure and application monitoring parameters. What do you think? Simpler, fewer, and more targeted seems to be the way to go. Plus, connect the monitoring activities to business services and business applications that matter to your bottom line.
From the iPod to the Infrastructure and Application Management Route to Value and back again in two paragraphs. I’m no James Burke but I sure admire his Connections. Although I had a really hard time reading Twin Tracks, where the book layout has one story line written on the left-hand pages and the other story line written on the right-hand pages.
So, how many songs are on my iPod? I have the 512K iPod Shuffle, and it contains over 100 songs, which puts it at “full.” Based on capacity, I’m making the most of my investment, right? Or perhaps I just don’t have time to listen to more music than that. 🙂