Enterprise Networking: Remote Network Access: 10 Signs Its Time to Deploy Updated Control Software

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-09-21 Print this article Print
Sign No. 1: The Enterprise Uses Multiple Remote Access Solutions

Sign No. 1: The Enterprise Uses Multiple Remote Access Solutions

Having more than one remote access solution in use across data center sites and client systems is not uncommon, but can be redundant and counterproductive. The practice creates confusion, in that support personnel may not know which tool is best suited to solve a particular issue, lengthening the time taken to resolve the problem. Organizations should consolidate their remote access solutions so there's one technology used to securely manage all remote resources, and to take advantage of economies of scale.
IT departments have been pushed to accomplish more with fewer resources for years. While enterprises deploy various solutions to improve efficiencies in numerous parts of the data center, they often overlook an important one that can bring significant benefits: remote network access. IT staffs don't get to choose when something goes wrong, and remote network access is a potent tool enabling them to fix trouble quickly. New-generation remote access and control software packages help achieve and maintain regulatory compliance, ratchet up security and enable support personnel to help employees and customers around the world. Netop, a longtime provider of remote IT system access software for enterprises that is used by 52 percent of Fortune 100 companies, has more than 30 years of experience in this sector and offers some background in this slideshow. Here are 10 signs that an enterprise might need to update remote access and control software.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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