Educational institutions rely heavily on their networks to connect their students and teachers with information. This includes maintaining the connection of several devices. It’s important to ensure these networks remain functional by continually tracking potential issues across them. Through remote monitoring capabilities, organizations can do so and react quickly if a situation occurs.
The role of data in educational institutions continues to grow as more devices are added to networks. Today’s institutions are data-driven enterprises and need to be able to put this data to work for critical decision-making in near real-time. With the rise of this distributed environment, organizations need to be able to ensure they have optimal remote monitoring capabilities and their networks never go dark.Watch Webinar
Platforms incorporating remote monitoring help educational institutions oversee their networks and the activity on them. An integrated platform can help with network management by providing a holistic view of the organization’s data and performance. Scott Pross, vice president of technology at Monalytic, a SolarWinds®company, explained in a recent webcast how these tools are useful for translating the platform’s information and identifying where the problem has occurred and what business services it’s affected.
Being able to identify network outages quickly and with certainty helps IT teams resolve issues when problems arise. For Pross, a platform allowing IT teams to track issues on the network, identify where the problems are, and quickly resolve them is essential. To be truly effective, however, a network monitoring platform must also be scalable to fit an organization’s needs as devices are added or removed from the network. In addition to scalability functions, platforms offer increased efficiency throughout the organization, which benefits IT workers. By housing all the data assets on a single platform, the transition between new workers in a role becomes easy, with little lag time. New workers can access the assets straight from the platform rather than needing to remember each device individually.
Not only does remote monitoring through centralized platforms expedite understanding—it also improves the overall speed of issue resolution. IT teams can quickly discern where problems occur and remedy them through the platform. It also helps alleviate confusion between IT teams and leadership by delivering coherent solutions. Overall, a monitoring platform helps educational institutions shorten the time from issue detection to resolution.
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