Know your network: Softchoice’s Network Discovery Assessment

Knowing the status of your network assets can greatly improve business up-time and help you anticipate issues long before they occur. That’s why we created Softchoice’s Network Discovery Assessment – an end-to-end process designed to give you practical, actionable insights into the most complicated networking challenges.

Step 1: Discovery
It all begins with inventory. Either by leveraging your existing network management investments or by deploying one of several network discovery options, Softchoice collects, organizes and presents a digestible overview of your network from top to bottom.

Step 2: Analysis & issue identification
Next we uncover the status of your maintenance coverage, the lifecycle of network devices and any other equipment and configuration issues. We focus on the areas that require attention without subjecting you to “analysis paralysis.” With Softchoice Axis, our online IT Asset Management portal, understanding the complexities of your network has never been easier.

Step 3: Recommend and act
Once we identify the issues affecting your network, the next step is to act on the findings. Whether you want to do this yourself, or you’re looking for help from an on-site resource, Softchoice can help. From easing maintenance management, charting equipment replacement strategies or optimizing your network, Softchoice can design, deliver and even deploy the right solution for you.

Discover your options
The first step is speaking with a Softchoice representative to find out if this web-based assessment is right for you. Get in touch today to request a discovery call with one of our technology experts.

Look before you leap on a TSM 6 upgrade [IBM]

Man leaping over canyonAfter wrapping up IBM’s annual Pulse conference a few weeks ago in Las Vegas,  one thing in particular stood out for me: people are very enthusiastic about the latest Tivoli Storage Manager solution TSM 6.2.

But while it’s good to hear all the positive feedback, my word to the wise: do your research.

Talk to someone that is familiar with the upgrade and the changing system requirements as upgrading is not something to be taken lightly.

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