6 Ways to Calculate Returns from your Network Monitoring Investment

May 01, 2011

Download All network management teams have two things in common: their budgets are tight and their user communities expect reliable network performance. Financial constraints put all technology investments under a microscope; even technology that ensures network reliability. Depending on an organization's business model, network infrastructure and overall goals, return on investment (ROI) for network monitoring might be realized in five minutes or over five months. This paper outlines the areas in which network monitoring, mapping and alerting solutions deliver ROI. It discusses how to compare those returns to the costs for achieving them.

ROI from Network Monitoring, Mapping and Alerting is Achieved Through

� Salary/Staff time savings

� Minimizing or avoiding outages

� Reducing support calls

� Reducing time to fix

� Guaranteeing and managing SLAs

� Reducing downtime