Ok, we get it. It's not the network.
Over the past few years, network engineers have slowly been winning the battle of blame. Even though most people still say "The network is slow" when there is a performance problem, many engineers now have the tools to prove otherwise. Whether they use SNMP to check their infrastructure devices, flow tools to watch for utilization spikes, packet analysis engines to watch-dog applications, or automated performance analyzers with built in alarms, most environments have some type of monitoring in place to help the engineer prove his case.
However, the problem now becomes - what next?