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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 All outdated parts that do not meet all growing demands, need to be replaced with more powerful and up-to-date ones.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 constantly audited. The task is nontrivial, isn't it? Network inventory software will help you to solve this problem quite easily. For a long time, the network inventory process included a lot of red tape, time-consuming calculations, registration of each small piece of equipment and each pr... (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)

Network Topology Discovery and Network Diagram Creation

The system administrator has to know where all the network devices are situated and how they are connected to the network in order to perform his high quality duties in time - to detect all failures, to upgrade the hardware, and update the software. That is why the system administrator's work in any company starts with the network topology discovery process and network diagram creation. Network topology is a schematic description of the network's arrangement, including its nodes and connecting lines. The network topology diagram allows an IT manager to view all the network struct... (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)

Using Network Bandwidth Monitor for Estimating Company Effectiveness

A good company's boss should be always aware of how many resources his company uses, how many funds are spent, what are the current expenses on electricity, telephony, and other resources. In the last 10 or 15 years, one more important expense item was added: a modern company's operation is impossible without a connection to the Internet. To know how much you have to pay for it, firstly you need to know, how much traffic is utilized on your network if your Internet connection is not unlimited. That is why the system administrator should monitor the network bandwidth and traffic u... (more)