Jared Bouck found that off-the-shelf monitor systems were lacking the features he needed and were cost-prohibitive. He created the sprout board, which is 100 percent open-source and totally customizable to the needs of implementations.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.