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Dmitriy Stepanov

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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)

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)

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 All outdated parts that do not meet all growing demands, need to be replaced with more powerful and up-to-date ones.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)

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)

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)