For a few single sensors, potentially there is no commercial reason to use an expensive and complex monitoring platform unless this is your corporate standard. However a number of monitoring platforms now have built-in software for notification and alerting which should be enough to meet the average IT managers needs.
For such purposes using the original equipment manufacturers montoring sofrware will be enough. However, if you deal with multiple sensors and complex infrastructure, and are planning to collect historical data for analytical interogation, then you need a more sophisticated monitoring platform. We offer Nagios which is a recognised open source standard for monitoring and can tailor this to your requirements. To help project definition and delivering on project goals we offer consultation days to help survey and define the project brief – please contact us for more information.
We offer software licences as well as installation and integration services for Nagios and have a range of pricing platforms and purchasing options please contact us for more information.