Feeds

UK corporate networks in disarray

Bewildered BOFHs

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

HP ProLiant Gen8: Integrated lifecycle automation

UK networks are in disarray, with many BOFHs unaware of even basic information, such as how many PCs are connected to their firms' networks.

That's the main conclusion of a survey by audit and migration tools firm LANboss Software, which found that as many as one-in-four UK IT managers have no idea how many PCs are attached to their corporate network. More than half (51 per cent) said their network was not fully documented and three in four were unable to quantify the level of computer misuse within their organisation.

LANboss argues that the lack of accurate information about network topology, partly caused by the rapid pace of changes to networks, means upgrades are likely to flop, failing to deliver promised improvements to business performance.

Unsurprisingly LANboss argues the solution to these problems is better asset management, which it argues can reduce spending on software and prevent firms inadvertently falling foul of software piracy. The company said its migration tools, which have successfully been used by customers like Carlton TV, can minimise the need IT support staff to carry out manual system checks or deal with helpdesk calls after implementation. ®

Related Stories

BOFHs to blame for LAN downtime after all
BOFH: SQL for Retards

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
THUD! WD plonks down SIX TERABYTE 'consumer NAS' fatboy
Now that's a LOT of porn or pirated movies. Or, you know, other consumer stuff
EU's top data cops to meet Google, Microsoft et al over 'right to be forgotten'
Plan to hammer out 'coherent' guidelines. Good luck chaps!
US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account
Crooks don't have folders labelled 'drug records', opines NY beak
Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers
And how Google could cripple infection rate in a second
FLAPE – the next BIG THING in storage
Find cold data with flash, transmit it from tape
Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs
Ragegasm spills over as firmware upgrade kills machines
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.