Many organizations spread their IT infrastructure over several locations to ensure uninterrupted availability should something go wrong that could disrupt business operations. That means servers, switches, routers and other networking equipment are kept in different locations to ensure that systems are up and running at all times. Managing them, however, can be challenging for IT departments.
One of the more modern approaches to IT monitoring and maintenance, remote monitoring and management software, helps ensure that servers and systems run optimally. That enables organizations to gain huge improvements in productivity and reduce operation and maintenance costs while preventing unplanned outages and down-time. Here are some of the key benefits of making remote server monitoring a core part of your company’s IT operations.
Research shows that organizations experience 14.1 hours of down-time annually, causing businesses to lose approximately 545 hours of staff productivity and $1.55 million in lost profits every year. As such, businesses must take proactive steps to prevent issues that lead to down-time.
With remote server monitoring and management, business owners and IT leaders get advanced warning of pending updates, irregular behavior and failures of in-house servers. Depending on configuration, automated scripts are activated and will execute preprogrammed actions to fix issues and correct problems remotely. By stopping such issues in their tracks, remote server monitoring can help avert bigger problems from occurring.