When you look at your portfolio of management tools, you should carefully evaluate each tool on the value it delivers to you. For some tools, much of their value lies in the data that they collect. And if all those tools do is collect data from commodity management API’s, then you should question the value of that tool. Here are some tools that collect some incredibly valuable data.
Back when Windows was first released, programs (applications) that ran way with the CPU were a common problem. The first step in solving this problem was to launch Windows Task Manager and see which processes were consuming all of the CPU. However, this lead to a dangerous misconception in later years.