Chapter 5: Bottom-Line Results - What SNMP-Legacy Integration Will Do for You

Throwing away your legacy remotes is throwing away money
Throwing away your
legacy remotes
is throwing away
money. SNMP-legacy
integration gives
you a
budget-saving
alternative.

At this point, you might be saying to yourself: "You know, this SNMP-legacy integration stuff sounds great. I really need to look into integrating our network ... someday ... when I've got the time."

If that's what you're thinking, I don't blame you. I know you're busy, and you don't have the time - or maybe the budget - to think about making alterations to your network monitoring system until it's an urgent necessity.

So I'm going to conclude this white paper by telling you about the reasons why you should make it a priority to integrate your network monitoring now instead of later. The important thing is not how the technology works - it's about what it can do for you.

When you know what benefits you can expect, you're going to get excited about SNMP-legacy integration. When I show you the benefits, you'll be a lot more interested in getting your integration project started - and you'll be able to use these insights to persuade your company's money guys to OK the project.

BENEFIT #1: SNMP-legacy integration will save you a lot of money by eliminating the need to replace legacy equipment all at once.

Replacing a system that covers your entire network is darn expensive, as I'm sure you know. And it's more than just the equipment. The installation manpower it takes change units at all your remote sites is a second colossal expense.

With an integration solution, you just need one new piece of equipment, a telemetry master/protocol mediator unit like the T/Mon Remote Alarm Monitoring System. Your legacy remotes can stay in place until they fail or until you want to replace them. Small expenditures over several budget cycles are much easier to sell to your higher-ups than a sudden forklift swap out.