I don't disagree, just taking this a step further:
You received an alert/ someone reported an issue, then what? Would it be useful to use your phone (even if you're in a meeting, on the road etc.) and with a quick IM, or voice command check if a machine suffers from a host / network/ storage latency?
Even better, the user himself can do it (if you allow them) and it does not require you to build a complex management stack.