One important key component of your IT infrastructure is your computer network, which is computers connected together so that they can share resources. The internet, mail servers, printers and file servers are some of the most used resources that are shared on a computer network. Your computer network can be either LAN (Local Area Network) or WAN (Wide Area Network), so how do you make sure that your computer network is working efficiently and securely? This is where network management comes into play and it is something that you will be glad to have.
What exactly is network management?
Network management is how you administer and manage the computer network/networks of your business. There are various software and hardware products that can help network administrators manage a network. Network administrators will be checking to make sure that the network is secure and protected from unauthorised users, that the network is available to users when they need to use it and that there are no issues with performance.
What are the advantages of network management?
- As your network can be accessed locally in your office or from further afield by employees in another office, or employees who are travelling as part of their job, network management makes sure that this network access can be guaranteed 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Something as mundane as a printer running low on ink or toner can cause a lot of problems on your network as can unauthorised access to the network or the network being overworked.
By identifying and repairing weaknesses in your networks security or noticing when you might need to upgrade the memory in some of your computers as they are no longer performing to the best of their ability.
- Network management can also make sure that you are using software that is up to date, secure and fully compatible with your OS and any browsers that you will be using.
iPing provide managed services and IT services and we can help provide you with a network managment solution and how you can use it to improve and also manage your computer network. So, if you need some help with the above please contact us or give us a call on 01 5241350.