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When It Comes to Information Technology, What Isn’t Monitored Doesn’t Count


(Alberta, Canada)—It’s twelve o’clock. Do you know if your company’s data is safe?

IT systems today possess the essentials for business success. Despite this, many organizations have no clue whether their IT systems are beginning to fail or are reaching capacity.

“Suppose it’s two o’clock on Saturday morning and the corporate server crashes. Who’s going to know?” asks David Papp, author of “IT Survival Guide: Conquering Information Technology in Your Organization.” “If proper monitoring systems are not in place, it might be Monday morning before the disaster is realized.”

Mr. Papp explains that IT catastrophes can be prevented with a little forethought. Having performed information technology audits for companies throughout the world, he has seen how monitoring IT system components can save owners and IT personnel tremendous headaches.

Some examples of IT system features that warrant monitoring include:

* Ongoing status of Internet connectivity
* Presence of a failed server or network connection
* Temperature status of IT equipment devices and sites
* Percentage of used and unused IT storage capacity
* Security of IT system locations

In addition to monitoring your IT system, deciding how notifications will be received when system failures occur is equally important, according to Mr. Papp. For example, if a business loses Internet connectivity, notifications sent by e-mail are not going to be very effective.

“Monitoring your IT system is a piece of cake compared to trying to recover from an IT disaster,” Mr. Papp explains. “The bottom line is that a little investment in monitoring your IT system can go a long way.”

About the author:
David Papp is an international IT consultant with over twenty years’ experience in IT systems. He is a popular keynote speaker on numerous IT topics. Mr. Papp has a computer engineering degree from the University of Alberta and holds multiple industry certifications.


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