Thanks to Brian and others for pointing out a set of links to white papers and articles on reporting services.
I will be interested to read the one on localization and performance monitoring. I like the fact that in reporting services it is possible to track each stage of a reports execution performance from the ExecutionLog table.
Thinking this on a bit whilst walking to the station I was considering how good it would be if the upcoming PerformancePoint product included by default a set of performance monitoring models (cubes) and KPIs for its own operations. It would be a great differentiator and would appeal to the IT decision makers involved in making the product choice. Even better if the PerformancePoint team could talk to the MOM and server teams to produce a set of IT models.