The active monitors
captured approximately twice as many bed bugs as the passive monitors (10% versus 5%, respectively), but given the experimental design this was not a statistically significant difference (F = 0.
Our recent experience seems to confirm my belief that if and when the men and women who sit on corporate boards come to truly believe that their duty -- not simply their legal duty but to a broader and more deeply felt civic duty -- demands that they act as active monitors
of management's long-term performance, they will then begin to find ways to satisfy that obligation.
, however, have three main disadvantages: the script they follow may bear little resemblance to how actual clients are using the application; without careful planning, active monitors
have been known to congest network links and poorly written scripts can bring servers to their knees; and for geographically distributed organizations, deploying large numbers of active agents presents a costly configuration and maintenance challenge.