We’ve been talking a lot about third-party network management and exploring its benefits here on ThinkGig.
Some of the advantages of outsourcing network management tasks include saving money, improving operational performance and boosting security. With the bulk of IT budgets being spent on supporting and maintaining existing network infrastructure, and a majority of CIOs surveyed saying that it’s difficult to find qualified network administration employees, turning some network tasks over to a third party is a path worth considering.
For those organizations that already have made the move to third-party providers for support and maintenance of their network infrastructure, the value is evident. These organizations report that staff time is freed up for other important tasks, network downtime is minimized and functionality is increased.
One company that has turned to a third party for network management is ETS Lindgren, a supplier of electromagnetic, magnetic and acoustic energy products for industrial and commercial markets. Watch this video to learn how outsourcing their network management has allowed the company to stay lean and standardized, and also to keep abreast of technical issues from operations around the world and get them solved quickly.
If you’re still weighing your options when it comes to network management, our quiz, “What’s your network management style,” can help you determine how you can make a difference in your IT operation and gauge how ready you are for a network management service.
What are your thoughts about third-party network management? Do you still need more information to consider a switch? If you’ve made the move already, what unexpected benefits are you seeing with your network management service?