What is SLM? -- The evolution toward SLM -- The crux of SLM -- Why be interested in SLM? -- Case study: GlaxoWellcome -- SLM conceptual graph -- Case study: Cabletron Systems and ATandT -- A short guide to standards for integrated management -- Comparison with quality of service management -- SLM methodology -- Essential SLM methodology -- An excursion into SE methodologies -- Variations on SLM methodology -- Case study: Decisys -- SLM architecture -- What is architecture? -- Basic SLM architecture -- Useful ideas from artificial intelligence, robotics, and data warehousing -- SLM architecture revisited -- Evaluating SLM proposals with respect to architecture -- Case study: Deutsche Telekom -- Special topics in SLM -- The event correlation problem -- The semantic disparity problem -- The component-to-service mapping problem -- The agent selection problem -- The integration problem -- The scaling problem -- The representation problem -- The complexity problem -- Case study: KLM Airlines -- SLM and electronic commerce -- What is electronic commerce? -- Burdens on suppliers of electronic commerce -- SLM and electronic commerce -- Case study: Windward Consulting Group -- SLM, modern business, and quality of life -- Information systems and modern business -- The SLM connection -- Business trends and challenges -- Why be interested in SLM?