Providing dependable, steady network availability to employees and customers has long been an important factor for successful enterprises. Another increasingly vital factor for leading companies has been providing consistently reliable network availability to their mobile workforces seeking to tap in to the company network from all corners of the globe. The following details steps that enterprises should be taking to enhance network availability for mobile workers and the processes, programs, and tools that can help.
Improve Monitoring& Management
It may sound simple, but to start improving network availability, you need to have the capabilities to understand what kinds of problems the company is experiencing. This requires having visibility into the network.
Mark Tauschek, an analyst at Info-Tech Research Group, says poor network management system skills cause many organizations to fall behind in terms of network visibility. “The first step in terms of having visibility into your network, the performance of your network, the availability of your network, is to be constantly monitoring it,” he says. “A lot of folks either don’t have a network management system or don’t use it or don’t use it properly.”