What’s in your Network? Is it all legal?
“I honestly have no idea what’s in my Network” is something I hear far too often when meeting with a new customer. Most business Networks have this problem.
If (or rather, when) End Users are taking matters into their own hands and installing unlicensed software, your company could be exposed to legal action and when it comes down to it, it’s easy to see who will be held responsible (actually, 41% of all software installed on global PCs is unlicensed).
Being unsupported, these applications also carry issues of security, performance, and compatibility. On the flipside, while perceived as safe, over-provisioning is also expensive and wasteful, taking up much-needed bandwidth and server capacity.
How do you deal with this problem? You monitor and audit your IT infrastructure. You need to know exactly what’s out there, what’s being used, what is secured and what is vulnerable. It’s not so bad – there are tools (Kaseya, Zabbix or Goverlan, for example) that allow you to go in remotely and delete unwanted software, uninstall unnecessary hardware components and keep legitimate software updated.
There are other options, of course. How will you find the one that’s right for you, based on your business type, industry, network and your team’s particular way of work? Well, you would ask an IT consultant or specialist, of course. But what if you could ask 5, 10, 50 consultants at the same time, without it taking forever or affecting your procurement process?
RequestICT lets you do precisely this. Get different quotes, while your identity is protected. You’ll be able to choose from the proposals, decide what works best (and what you can afford, too) and only after you’ve picked a winning proposal will the consultant on the other end approach you.
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P.S. In case you were expecting a Valentine's Day post, my apologies. Here's a funny video to make up for it.