Get Control of Your Network Through Inventory Management

Protect network investments with an Inventory Control Management System

If you consider that your company’s computer system and every network device connected to it as an asset, you should consider a network inventory management system (NIMS).  Here are some of the common risks and issues that can be mitigated as potential threats to your network with some diligent inventory practices.

Information Theft – A network IMS not only keeps track of your hardware but also your software. It also shows you who has access to that software. A regular check of your system’s inventory will let you know who has downloaded and used unauthorized software.

Equipment Theft – A network management system will automatically detect every piece of equipment and software connected to your system. Certain IMS’s will also let you know which items are not working properly, which items need to be replaced, and which items have mysteriously disappeared.

Licensing Agreements – An inventory of your software and licensing agreements will let you know if you’ve got the necessary licensing agreements for all your software. You do not want fees and fines for inadequate licensing.

System Upgrades – Outdated equipment and software can cost your company time, money, and resources. Downtime and slow response times are two of the biggest time killers for your business. By setting filters on your network IMS to send alerts when it’s time to upgrade software or replace hardware. You do want your systems running as smooth and efficiently as possible don’t you?To me, it makes sense that if you do a monthly inventory of the products that you sell, shouldn’t you do the same for your computer network which I consider to be your most valuable assets?

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About Reginald
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