Whenever I heard how DCIM will bridge the gap between facilities and IT I look, but question whether there is really something there that can bridge the gap.
How hard is it to bridge the gap? Consider this video of the Oracle America’s Cup Race team Wing designer and his challenge to talk to the sailors. WSJ has a good story on this challenge.
Do you think the answer was to install an Oracle Software solution that both would use. No. It took many loses to the New Zealand team to finally get the America team to try something the computer hadn’t modeled
There was little time to experiment with the new technique, and Mr. Ozanne's software indicated Oracle would easily outsail New Zealand upwind even without foiling.
Technology was a problem, not the answer.
The results were achieved by challenging technology and its assumptions made by humans. What makes me laugh is how many times people will make it seem like Technology is something magical. No it’s not, it was created by people who just like other people make mistakes and incorrect assumptions which gets embedded in the code.