More than ever, individuals and businesses have come to appreciate the need for networking at various levels of growth and interaction. This is possible because various network devices have been deployed in the hope that processes will be prompt, reliable and secure. Sadly, it has not been quite easy to make each of the devices be at par with the expected threshold for configuration, security, and performance.

While the world of networking is rather dynamic, it boils down to the realization that IT assets deployed by Enterprise Business need to focus on time, energy, and resources towards intelligent networking. This way, whether additional IT assets are brought into the network, or some have been discarded, they should be within ease of access and monitoring.

In other words, businesses will be safeguarded with special regard to two parameters: first and foremost, all IT assets will be highly utilized; secondly, the operational costs will be kept at the reasonable minimum. This is the absolute value of intelligent networking.

To this end, network collection data will be highly integrated and reconciled with a database for EAM (Enterprise Asset Management), making it possible to accurately keep a close eye on several dynamics. These dynamics would include: the history of purchase (like the postal or billing address), identification of the device(s) in use (details should include the serial or part numbers, configuration mode – type of hardware), as well as the versions for software, and a tracking of its location and maintenance history (from the minute it was shipped, the location for staging, the location for operation, as well as the location for disposition; servicing, and so on). In the event of change in configuration, location or, coverage, this should clearly be recorded, to ensure the highest accuracy within the network collection.

The value of intelligent networking is therefore the ability to have a solution that provides for the sharing of data across various organizations, ensuring that any changes in the lifecycle of the assets in use are accurately captured by various cross-functional teams and shared appropriately. One would only equate this to an auditing process whose intent is to establish objectivity as well as loopholes within the network (to ensure that the Enterprise Asset Management solution is continuously improved on). Any risks that pose a threat to the solution and to businesses (whether upstream or downstream) are keenly taken note of.

This would then track that way before a device is released for deployment, service coverage levels/risks are discovered, and product field notifications noted and communicated. It is the choice of every enterprise business to employ these measures, for this is a sure approach towards maximizing asset potential, minimizing internal and external risks, and as well as reducing the costs of operation.  To learn more about the solutions at RAY ALLEN, including a recent white paper on this topic, please contact us today.