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3 Benefits of Monitoring and Reporting

3 Benefits of Monitoring and Reporting

January 8, 2015
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Monitoring and reporting solutions allow you to manage IT data centers, virtual environments, or cloud servers with ease. The results of these analyses offer insight into availability, performance, and utilization. Examining existing vulnerabilities in a system will help to properly diagnose core issues and aid in proper creation and implementation of an optimized solution.

1. Productivity is increased with the ability to correctly identify weak points in your systems and correct them to mitigate risk for any warnings to be overlooked, leading to potentially crippling issues. It’s best to measure and monitor software inventory to be well informed you when changes occur, such as when software updates are downloaded or when network identifiers change. Allowing hardware to get older and fail, neglecting to perform regular system backups, identifying and securing holes in code, and failing to update software can all be sources of vulnerabilities. Identifying and improving these vulnerabilities will help to progress daily work performance, prevent business disruption, and see an immediate return on investment in the form of security.

2. Reliability in your systems are improved when you get detailed reporting and analysis on critical data that analyze IT and web operation service levels, resource utilization efficiency, exception reports, and operations strategies. Event management can send alerts to network administrators when the homeostasis of the system changes in any way-from databases going down to configuration or inventory changes. The notifications can be sent via SMS-text, email, or performing specific automated duties. The ability to spot these vulnerabilities early on and monitor them as solutions are implemented will save you and your clients time and energy spent making big changes to your systems.

3. Piece of mind is granted when you know that the systems you managed are being properly monitored, that your vulnerabilities are being tested and updated to mitigate risk of loss of data, time, and money. Performing capacity planning properly will help your application services scale appropriately with increasing demand. With these abilities, you determine what your existing network systems can handle to ensure successful deployment of new implementations while mitigating risk associated with major change by proactively detecting performance issues.

There is a lot to gain from reporting and monitoring your network systems, determining what your strong points and weaknesses are, then implementing these new and improved processes that are proven to be secure while utilizing event management that your administrators when any changes or vulnerabilities are noticed. In addition to piece of mind, customer loyalty and retention can be gained with consistent performance and utilization of the best practices for monitoring and reporting.

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