Mistake #3: Deploying a Network Monitoring System Without Expert Advice

I see all too many companies make this mistake-trying to design, purchase, build, install, and configure their network alarm management system without the help of expert advice.

If you're not familiar with the technology, it can seem deceptively easy-just look on the web, find a few vendors, compare a few features, add some configuration and you're done, right?

It seems that simple at first. It's only afterward, when you try to use your home-built system under real-world conditions, that you discover problems-problems that your business can't afford.

An inadequate network monitoring system can cripple the reliability of your network, reduce the value of your product, and lose you customers. The business stakes are high-far higher than the initial costs of purchasing network monitoring equipment.

4 Reasons Do-It-Yourself Deployments Develop Serious Problems

Here are some of the issues you may face with a do-it-yourself network monitoring implementation:

1. Implementation time is drawn out

Expert consultation and
advice can turn a
frustrating
implementation into
a smooth roll-out.

It's going to take longer than you think. Network monitoring is a highly technical subject, and you have a lot to learn if you want a successful implementation. And anytime you are trying to do something you've never done before, you are bound to make mistakes-mistakes that extend your time and your budget beyond their limits.

2. Resources are misused

You may think that implementing a new system means replacing your old one. Many people do-and that's why legacy gear gets thrown out when it could be integrated into your new system. And integrating instead of replacing can save you hundreds of thousands of
dollars.