We're slowly starting to see Configuration Management become a default rather than an exception. Increasingly large numbers of organizations see CM as a requirement and not an extra. Sadly we don't see this maturity reflected in the monitoring world. Change has been slow, we're often not monitoring the right things or the right places and environments remain heavily manual.
So why hasn't monitoring advanced at the same pace as CM? What's different about it? More importantly, what can we do about it?