Network Management Investments
For companies looking to gain network management efficiencies these five tips can help IT allocate time and resources.
A Computerworld article offers a list of the top five investments for companies seeking ways to manage systems more efficiently. Consolidating tools and removing ones that overlap is suggested, as is making use of network configuration and change management (NCCM) tools. Becoming more knowledgeable about active applications, concentrating on analyzing instead of merely monitoring data, and taking advantage of existing tools are also identified as savvy investments.
"The march toward greater automation in IT environments has been underway for some time, but virtualization is quickening the pace. Adoption of virtualization technologies is creating unprecedented complexity not only for systems administrators responsible for the infrastructure, but also for network professionals."