How to Make Network Management Manageable in 5 Minutes

Want to make network management more manageable but don't know how?

Managed network solutions let a dedicated third-party maintain and monitor your company's systems. The industry is set to grow by 10% to $5 billion over the next six years. Businesses the world over are turning to managed network providers to ensure they stay online.

In this article, you'll learn how to ensure your business network remains accessible at all times.

You'll discover how to keep your systems secure from threats and downtime. And you'll read how to reduce your monthly IT budget.

Take the next five minutes to find the best way to manage your company's network.

What Is Network Management?

Network management involves installing, configuring, monitoring, and fixing a network.

It forms an essential service for businesses that need constant connectivity to online services. That includes access to files, email, web services, Software as a Service, etc.

Traditionally, many companies used an in-house team to set-up and administer their networks. With the advent of high-speed Internet, managed support providers now maintain business networks.

Types of network management include:

  • Configuration - configure file/inventory/software management
  • Security - login access to devices and resources
  • Faults - detect, notify, isolate, and correct network problems
  • Accounting - network analytics
  • Performance - ensure acceptable level or higher is maintained

Installing and maintaining a successful network must incorporate these five elements. With that in mind, here are 3 simple steps that will help make your network more manageable.

1. Network Assessment

The first rung on the ladder to network success is to assess your existing infrastructure.

Choose the right certified consultants to conduct a thorough survey. They'll review your data demands both now and for the future.

Your network needs to scale with your company's growth and they ensure that will happen.

2. Create a Plan

Managed IT consulting firms like Alura help create a bespoke plan just for you.

The plan acts as a roadmap for how your network will operate. That covers who has access to your files and systems and how that is administered over time.

A 'managed' consultant aims to implement a managed network.

That means outsourcing the daily monitoring and maintenance of your business network to a dedicated team. Benefits include 24/7 protection and reduced costs compared to hiring your own team.

3. Implement Network Managed Support Services

The crux of managing your network relies on who will do it and how.

The who should be network professionals whose sole role is to ensure your systems remain online and secure. The how are the types of software and techniques they use to carry out those tasks.

Alura uses the award-winning NetAlert remote monitoring and management software.

NetAlert continually monitors our client's networks and attached devices. Incident reports are automatically sent if an issue occurs. The software also issues security patches so your systems are always kept up-to-date.

We also utilize NetAudit to take snapshots of your network for troubleshooting purposes.

That means if something goes wrong we can identify what happened. Then fix it.

Contact the Certified Consultants

Without proper network management, your business will go offline.

Cyberthreats, faults, and misconfigured systems can all bring a network to its knees. And if your company can't communicate it won't be able to trade.

Alura Business Solutions provide world-class network monitoring and maintenance solutions. Our technological expertise and extensive experience allow us to work with virtually any system, enabling you to meet your specific goals and objectives–no matter how complex they may be. We pride ourselves on offering sophisticated solutions that other, smaller IT firms simply cannot offer, outfitting your company with a reliable support system as your needs expand and evolve. Alura Business Solutions provide services including but not limited to: Carrier Solutions, Bandwidth Solutions, Phone Solutions, Wiring Solutions, Client Access IT Solutions

You no longer need to rely on an expensive in-house IT team. Outsource to our managed support services to ensure round-the-clock access.

We offer a simple flat monthly fee that includes continual monitoring of your company's network. Just contact us today to discover why Alura is an award-winning managed support provider since 2005.

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