Running a business can be difficult enough without the disruption of a failing network system. Poor IT maintenance can result in lost security, performance and availability issues. Businesses need network monitoring to ensure that the moment an emergency happens, or as systems begin to start failing, an IT professional can take care of those problems immediately.
Network monitoring uses a system to monitor a computer network in order to catch slow or failing components, performance, outages and usage of the network. The system then notifies the network administrator of these things so that the administrator can take care of them as soon as possible. A well performing IT system reduces large and unexpected expenses, maximizes productivity of employees, and ensures that businesses networks run the way that they should.
Network monitoring typically includes:
- Automatic application backup
- Low disk space notification
- Virus detection
The Benefits of Network Monitoring include:
The automatic alerts associated with network monitoring will allow an IT professional to be alerted of a problem immediately, and can start working on the problem before it becomes irreversible. Network monitoring occurs around the clock, so even after hours issues can be resolved with minimal inactivity, which will inherently reduce downtime.
Improved Network Performance
Long before issues occur, IT professionals will be signaled when small errors occur and fix them before the small errors become big problems, resulting in an improved network performance.
Asset and Inventory Management
This overall efficiency technique allows the network administrator to track and compile inventory of the companies IT assets.
Businesses never want to have to deal with the headache of system failure. Unfortunately, however, system outages happen. Network monitoring ensures the decrease of unwanted downtime, improved network performance and asset and inventory management through the support of an IT professional and gives businesses the support they need to be successful.