Why your MSP cannot keep pace with your changing business needs

Many small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) utilize managed service providers (MSPs) for network monitoring and management (NMM) services. The reasons generally center on cost and complexity, as the majority of on-premise installed solutions can be expensive and complex. Licensing costs can be prohibitively expensive, and many SMBs do not have the technical resources in-house…

The case for why SMBs need to monitor their applications and network, and why many are not

You often hear about the need for organizations to be monitoring their applications and network infrastructure. Organizations rely heavily on the availability of their critical applications, the underlying databases, servers and network equipment to run their businesses. Critical applications and the surrounding network equipment need to be healthy and available with no unscheduled downtime. Unscheduled…

Four things to look at before you select a network monitoring solution

Most organizations realize that they need to be monitoring their applications, databases and network equipment for availability and health. Waiting for an application to crash or become unavailable is not an option. There is downtime, loss of productivity and revenue loss that many organizations cannot afford. Any potential application availability issues need to be identified…

Your father called and he wants his Network Monitoring and Management solution back.

From an architectural perspective, if you take a close look at Network/Remote Monitoring and Management (NMM/RMM) solutions on the market today, you will not find much difference between them. Most continue to rely on a central server architectural design that is decades old. Vendors also follow a traditional centralized development release cycle approach that is…