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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 safety. Thirdly, cracked programs or duplicated licenses can be installed by users, which is out of the Copyright Law. To prevent all these and many other problems, the system administrators have to manage the constant network inventory process. For this purpose, the specialized software can ... (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 All outdated parts that do not meet all growing demands, need to be replaced with more powerful and up-to-date ones.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 Bandwidth Monitoring Software for Evaluating Employees Effectiveness

Any modern company needs systematization, detailed analysis, and control of the network traffic that is transmitted through the company's computers, servers, and other devices. This process is called the traffic and bandwidth monitoring. The importance of the constant traffic monitoring is determined by a lot of reasons. First of all, it is essential for companies which have to limit the traffic volume utilized by users per day, week, month if, for instance, the connection to the Internet is limited. A bandwidth monitoring program allows the system administrator not only to cont... (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)

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)