Consolidating IT event management in a centralized operations bridge can help you increase efficiency in the short term while setting the stage for greater competitiveness over the long term. Organizations that consolidate IT event management and exploit event correlation against a dynamically updated topology model eliminate costly duplication of effort and focus IT activities on what matters most to the business. Adding operational analytics capabilities to the core platform for event management and correlation extends the operations platform to a service and operations bridge. This provides increased return on investment, and augments the intelligence and efficiency of IT operations. The result is faster advanced event management, problem resolution, higher service quality, and lower overall IT costs.