Independence with respect to observability means being able to choose the best tools and approaches. Challenges to this independence can come both externally and internally. Vendors, other teams, and budget concerns can restrict your choices and seek to control how you observe your systems. At the same time, different team goals within an organization have evolved to become more specific, making the need for independence more important.
Many organizations find themselves moving away from independence as they try to standardize on certain analytics tools and look to manage costs. How do you regain control over your own path?