Who watches the watchmen?

A system downtime announcement I received today (slightly anatomized to protect the guilty):



On Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at approximately 6:30 PM, the XXXX XXXXXXX server instance, which monitors the availability of XXXX servers and network devices, went offline.  This outage was not noticed until Monday, July 7, 2008.  After discovering the outage, the server was brought back online and was again monitoring services at 6:00 PM on July 7.


If you have any questions, please contact the XXXX Help Desk (XXXXXXXXXXXX).  Thank you.

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