Is It Time to Clean Up Your Network Management Tool Bench?

This post was originally published on Network Computing

Over the years, companies have piecemealed their network management tools purchases and have also created some of their own network management tools.

Some of these tools aren’t being used, while others overlap. Collectively, they create a tool bench in disarray.

What steps can you take to streamline and become better organized?

#1 Take an inventory of what tools you’ve got

Between 2023 and 2028, the IT asset management software market is projected to grow at a rate of 11.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). Clearly, organizations are investing in IT asset management software that can track down all of the tools used in network management.

Some estimate that the number of different tools that IT uses for network monitoring alone is as high as 16 to 40. This tool accumulation over time creates tool sprawl.

To simplify your network management tool bench, the first step is to catalog all of the network tools that you have accumulated. This includes tools that IT uses centrally in the data center, as well as tools that may have been purchased and installed for use at the edge.

In many cases, your asset management tracking system can help with the location and identification of

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