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What's all this in aid of? Computers are the implements in modern business, like lorry or lathe, for instance. As any other machines, all the company's PCs have to be managed. The system administrator has to install and update operating systems, replace the broken or out-of-date hardware with a new one, make decisions on purchasing necessary software and coordinate them with the company's manager and accounts department, audit the license keys availability, and so on. If the system administrator does not pay much attention to all the mentioned problems, this can lead to failures. Imagine a network that consists of hundreds of computers. The head manager decides to purchase the software that is necessary for the company's operation. The company spends a lot of money on licenses, but when all needed documents are signed and license keys are received, a very unpleasant ... (more)

Network Inventory Software

The necessary condition of a company successful operation is a good state of computer assets. That is why all the company’s software and hardware should be inventoried on a regular basis. A system administrator has to audit the operation of computer hardware, check whether all the computer parts are in their places and operate normally. The administrator has to control and audit software licenses and installed programs on the computers. If the PCs are connected to a local network, you can solve the inventory problem easily by using a network inventory software. With a network i... (more)

What Is Network Inventory Software and What Is It For?

Today almost everyone owns a computer. Every day we have to look after its operation and state, update installed software, and renew the necessary licenses. At the same time, hardware also needs to be constantly audited. All outdated parts that do not meet all growing demands, need to be replaced with more powerful and up-to-date ones. Necessity of such work even with a single personal computer is obvious. But imagine dozens and even hundreds of PCs on the network. Each PC needs to be provided with an essential set of software which should be updated timely; licenses have to be c... (more)

Network Topology Diagram

First of all, it's worth mentioning that the choice of network hardware and software used in a company depends on the network topology. But the topology, in turn, depends on the company's needs and requirements. Thus, the competent network topology increases the efficiency of all the organization and allows you not to distract your colleagues if one of the LAN components falls out. In addition, the intimate knowledge of the network topology allows the IT manager to evaluate its bottlenecks, and to plan further connections of the network devices and PCs better. Apart from everythi... (more)

Server Monitoring Process

Network monitoring is the most important part of the system administrator's or IT manager's work. The larger the company is, the more employees work there, the more clients are served by this organization, the more vital the server monitoring process is. It is worth mentioning that nowadays there are a lot of companies with rather small and simple networks where servers are also used and need to be monitored. The server equipment is to operate round the clock 7 days in a week all the year. It is not recommended to stop the server operation because this can lead to a company's wo... (more)