In a recent Info-Tech survey, fully one-third of the 115 respondents stated that their organization does not use any type of Network Management System (NMS) to proactively monitor the LAN and WAN. This is a disconcerting statistic, as a NMS is a critical component of infrastructure management, and should be a staple in every organization that has a network infrastructure.
Why a NMS?
A NMS is critical to properly managing an enterprise network. The following is a partial list of key NMS functions that are a necessity for organizations of all sizes: