Understanding Network Monitoring Reports
Admins have a lot have to do in order to decipher network monitoring reports.
Vendors usually offer report templates and basic filtering, but it will still be up to the administrator to make the chosen solution useful. This Search Networking article offers IT admins advice on how to make sense of network monitoring reports.
"What may really work: Every enterprise has its own unique processes and architecture, and any monitoring solution will have to be adjusted to work within that setting. While the vendors may extol the virtues of their reporting capabilities and the ease of use of features of their platform, administrators will still have to work to adjust those tools for their networks. Not only will IT have to learn the new software, they will also need a stretch of time to understand how new devices integrate with the solution."