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Any tiny detail or process on the network are very important and need to be monitored on a regular basis. For instance, the network devices' and services' operation has to be audited; hardware and software must be inventoried. Even shared files and folders have to be under the system a...
Network computer inventory is a complex process, which consists of a few steps. The system administrator has to count all the machines that exist in the company, create an inventory database, and, what is extremely important, perform the constant network audit to detect potential or al...
A well-managed software inventory database gives a company's manager an opportunity to control the whole network more effectively. Above all, the network inventory allows optimizing the hardware and software expenses that can be rather high. For instance, software licenses can be dupl...
The system administrator’s work in any company starts with the network topology discovery process and network diagram creation. Network's stability depends on its architecture and the elements that the network consists of. That is why the system administrator needs to know its topolog...
The system administrators use the server monitoring software to ensure the a high level of network's protection. Server monitoring is a process which allows you to scan hardware on the network automatically for discovering failures or errors in its operation. Server is a piece of har...
Nowadays, the market is overfilled with programs of different price tiers and functionality. Often, the head managers get into difficulties trying to choose the best one among the dozens of tools. We hope that this article will help you to make the right choice.
What is the difference between the commercial and free network monitoring programs? Does using the free software really help to cut down the company’s expenses? Today you can find a lot of programs that help system administrators to perform the company's local network monitoring pro...
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...
It has been said a lot about the necessity of using the inventory tracking software on networks of any size and in any organization. Firstly, because it helps to improve employees' effectiveness. Secondly, it allows reducing the company's expenses on software and hardware. Thirdly, usi...
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 monitorin...
Software is necessary for the company's successful operation. Moreover, it is protected by the Copyright Law. Using unlicensed software is against the law and unacceptable for a company of any size. Every IT manager and system administrator has to know, that installing cracked programs...
It is difficult to imagine the modern life without computers. Moreover, it's impossible to think about the offices', companies' and organizations' operation process without these machines. Nowadays, almost any field is connected with computers: the work of accountants, engineers, journ...
The host monitoring process is to control the amount of devices connected to the local network, services' efficiency, and to gather the information on average and maximal loading level. This information gives additional opportunities to a system administrator: to react on occurred fail...
The server monitoring process is a constant control after a server’s operation in order to detect all the failures in time, and to create charts of the servers’ loading level to configure the optimal device’s working scheme. If a datacenter supports cloud computing, server monitoring ...
For successful company development and extension, its head manager has to perform the precise audit of everything that company owns. Particularly, the system administrator always has to think about the constant software and hardware inventory. What kind of information is necessary to ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 to mention that now...
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 operati...
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 o...
If a company’s network is rather complex and consists of more than ten computers, it is a good idea to use network inventory software to control all those machines. What is it and what is it for? Today almost everyone owns a computer. Every day we have to look after its operation and ...
The most of network monitoring programs are based on periodic automatic testing 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 ...
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 comp...
The program should collect the inbound and outbound network traffic data on computers. With such a program you can easily find out which computer in your network uses up the available bandwidth. What other benefits will we get when we use a bandwidth monitoring program? We can identify...