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Dmitriy Stepanov

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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 inventory program, you can generate a network inventory database effortlessly. Install it on a system administrator’s PC only and add computers to be managed and inventoried into the program inventory database. After that, you will be able to get nearly any information about the computers’ ha... (more)

Network Monitoring Helps Improve LAN Reliability

Most network monitoring programs are based on periodic automatic testing of the efficiency of particular services, ports, and protocols. The most widespread method is sending particular ICMP packets to a remote host and waiting for a reply from it (ping). One of the most important device parameter considered from the network monitoring point of view is the device's response time. It allows you to analyze the device operation on the network and detect possible bottlenecks and failures in the data transfer process. There are a lot of network monitoring methods, and the choice dep... (more)

What Is License Audit?

This article is about the license audit process in organizations of any size. It does not matter how many computers are there in your office or in the entire company - 5 or 500. Software plays a very important role in the whole organization's work, and it demands the careful attention as well as hardware. Besides, using the unlicensed or cracked software is against the law. We will not bring up the topic about, who is responsible for using unlicensed software in the organization: employer, IT manager, or employee - that's a separate theme. However, it is the system administrator... (more)

Network Inventory Methods

A company's managers have to be aware of what hardware and software is on hand, where it is situated, know its quantity, and what is necessary to increase the employees' effectiveness and the whole network's stability. If the managers or system administrators do not have such information, it can lead to certain problems. First of all, it can be the cause of huge expenses on unnecessary software that is never used. Secondly, without inventory database, the system administrator can miss the date of antivirus software updates or hardware upgrades that can be dangerous for network sa... (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)