1. A process within a distributed system for collecting and storing state data.
2. Monitoring is the systematic process of collecting, analyzing and using information to track a programme’s progress toward reaching its objectives and to guide management decisions. Monitoring usually focuses on processes, such as when and where activities occur, who delivers them and how many people or entities they reach.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monitoring (1.); http://www.endvawnow.org/en/articles/330-what-is-monitoring-and-evaluation-.html (2.)
Author: Tim Röder