One of the latest developments in employment gaining more and more popularity is offshoring. It is a system with which a business opens up to their staff at different regions and maintain their high standards at minimum costs. Hence, offshoring and staff connection to a business from distant locations has been made possible by the development in Remote Infrastructure Management Services (RIMS).
For a company to enjoy working on remote access networks they have to invest in a network that matches their requirements well. There are three networks to choose from; private networks, outsourced networks or virtual private networks.
Virtual private networks make use of next-generation public network systems to direct traffic into the Wide Area Network. Virtual private networks are cheap because they make use of popular public network-internet. Private networks are the most traditional and require a modem bank and remote access server to be placed centrally. Then, the distant users are granted access via Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). Outsourced networks entail the connection of business premises to a point of presence (POP) facilitated by the network service provider. By use of high-speed links, distant employees are redirected to the business premise when they engage the POP.
Among the three types of networks, outsourced networks are the best because they best facilitate business growth. The advantages of utilizing remote networks include; saving money, fast responses to customer needs, effective customer support, increased sales, better product development cycle, a widespread presence, quick completion of projects, improved corporate communications, streamlined focus on a company’s core business areas, better employee productivity on all levels, job satisfaction, and increased employee retention.
Proper network management is essential to eliminate downtime. Network management is the execution of a set of functions required in controlling, planning, allocating, deploying, coordinating and monitoring the resources of a network. In simple words, it is the supervision and upkeep of a computer’s network.
Network management encompasses functions such as providing support services, ensuring networks are used efficiently and ensuring that outlined service quality objectives are met. It also ensures that network management practices are coordinated with the changes experienced in a business. To make that a company network stays on top, network management ensures its safety and development in infrastructure through regular upgrades.
Network management contributes directly to a company’s performance. Hence it is critical that they utilize the best tools necessary to maintain their IT infrastructure. These tools ensure that the company’s network is safeguarded at all times and serve different functions. Besides security, they facilitate in the prompt provision of reliable services, generation of correct reports, and determination of best business solutions through steady access to a company’s system by its employees.