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Dmitriy Stepanov

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This article is about the license audit process in organizations of any size. It does not matter how many computers are there in your office or in the entire company - 5 or 500. Software plays a very important role in the whole organization's work, and it demands the careful attention as well as hardware. Besides, using the unlicensed or cracked software is against the law. We will not bring up the topic about, who is responsible for using unlicensed software in the organization: employer, IT manager, or employee - that's a separate theme. However, it is the system administrator, who has to be aware of what software is used in the company. This process includes constant audit and monitoring of all the software that is installed and used by users, programs' license audit, software updating, etc. Of course, the IT manager could forbid users to install programs on the... (more)

How to Maintain Your Network Operable with Network Monitor

Network equipment failures can cause grave consequences, such as material and data looses, bad relations with your customers, etc. System administrators should detect all the failures that can occur on all network devices (local computers, servers, switches, network printers and others) in time and recover them as fast as possible. That is why the network monitoring is vital in modern IT infrastructure. With the program 10-Strike Network Monitor, an administrator can solve this problem effortlessly. The program is to be installed on the administrator computer only and does not r... (more)

Server Monitoring Process

Network monitoring is the most important part of the system administrator's or IT manager's work. The larger the company is, the more employees work there, the more clients are served by this organization, the more vital the server monitoring process is. It is worth mentioning that nowadays there are a lot of companies with rather small and simple networks where servers are also used and need to be monitored. The server equipment is to operate round the clock 7 days in a week all the year. It is not recommended to stop the server operation because this can lead to a company's wo... (more)

Server Monitoring Software

If a datacenter supports cloud computing, server monitoring becomes an essential element of its operation support. There are two main reasons for introducing the server monitoring process into practice. The first one is to minimize the number of servers' and other network devices' downtimes, which directly affects a company's financial state. The second one is to increase the quality of service that the company provides to its customers. A monitoring program significantly increases the datacenter's productivity. The constant monitoring of important network devices' parameters gua... (more)

Network Monitoring Program: Pay or not to Pay?

Today you can find a lot of programs that help system administrators to perform the company's local network monitoring process. There are both commercial (all of them have different functionality and therefore different price) and free software among them. Some managers ask: why do they need to buy the software if a company can save money and use the free one? What is the difference between the commercial and free network monitoring programs? Does using the free software really help to cut down the company's expenses? 1. The functionality of commercial network monitoring programs ... (more)