Ontonix S.r.l.: Complexity Profiling and Causality

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Complexity is a measure of how much information a system “contains” and how much this information is structured. One could simply sum up the Shannon entropies of each variable and conclude that this is the total amount of information in a system. However, because variables can be correlated, they give rise to structure. Structure means the system can “do more” and, potentially, perform new functions. Structure is present everywhere in Nature.

David G Wilson‘s insight:

The potential to track causality through identification of ‘Causal Relationships’ offers insight where an early warning can serve as a means to prevent a potentially major loss.

Invaluable insight for carriers of financial and insurance risks where the causal relationship between its own profitability and risk profile is apparent…so, WHY, if loss prevention is achievable, are those charged with the responsibility to underwrite such risks, ‘content’ with conventional wisdom and a limited ‘risk horizon’ when:


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The Benefits of Network Mapping


Having an accurate depiction of your network is a fundamental prerequisite to being able to successfully handle system management, troubleshooting and growth. With the advent of network mapping tools, this process has become more simplified.At the dawn of computer networking, interconnected systems were often contained to a building, if not a single room. But today’s corporate networks span cities, countries, and the globe.

This complexity has made network management an increasingly difficult task.

We couldn’t agree more BUT, whilst such techniques may map the network, they do not measure how robust that network [system] is.

Ontonix have the ability to provide this type of capability on an ongoing basis, in real-time, to monitor the interactions and how robust or fragile the system is.

Essentially, by analysing and assessing the operational effectiveness of the system,  the current level and upper limit of complexity within the system are provided. This serves as a means of early warning for the system owner or operator – “crisis anticipation

Our technology is model-free so is not limited to providing such insight in relation to IT networks. Please feel free to visit our website – www.ontonix.com – for case studies and a host of additional information.

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