Assignment 05 - WBIT2000 Assignment 5 Instructions Graded assignment submissions such as this assignment need to be completed on your own i.e

Assignment 05 - WBIT2000 Assignment 5 Instructions...

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WBIT2000 Assignment 5 Instructions: Graded assignment submissions such as this assignment need to be completed on your own, i.e. individual work. There are 3 questions on this assignment. Each question counts for 1/3 the weight of the assignment. Write 600 word answers for each question. Be sure and cite your references, including textbooks. Examples can be used to support your answers. Graded assignment submissions such as this assignment need to be completed on your own, i.e. individual work. There are 3 questions on this assignment. Each question counts for 1/3 the weight of the assignment. Be sure and cite your references, including textbooks. Examples can be used to support your answers. Question #1: Explain why and how the use of advanced network tools reduces the need for most costly and premium vendor support. Clarify and illustrate your answer with examples. Cite all your sources. Question #2: Keeping your organization in mind, answer the following questions: (a) How important is IT to its success and survival? (b) Is it spending resources (money, personnel, time) wisely and investing in IT and IT security? How? (c) Does IT enable it to be lean and agile? Does IT enable it to have a competitive advantage? (d) Is the IT infrastructure sufficiently insulated against risk and disaster? How? Remember to cite your sources. Question #3: What role could hardware or software suppliers play in providing meaningful configuration documentation? Explain your answer in detail. Clarify and illustrate your answer with examples. Cite all your sources. Question 01: Just like every snowflake is dissimilar, no two network infrastructures are identical. As such, "there obviously is no single, detailed network management process that applies to all of the various network environments, but there are common elements of the process that apply to almost all network scenarios" (Schiesser, 2010). In order to effectively manage any network, processes and tools have been developed and deployed in order to make this task easier. In order to understand the management process, one must first understand what network management is. Robert Schiesser (2010), author of IT Systems Management , defined network management as, “a process to maximize the reliability and utilization of network components in order to optimize network availability and responsiveness.” Reliability, availability, and responsiveness is what network administrators strive to achieve out of their managed networks. When something happens, these administrators have to find the fault plaguing the network, solve the problem, and restore order to the infrastructure. As technologies in networking infrastructures have advanced, so too have the tools and know-how required to administer them. As such, when purchasing advanced networking equipment, some manufacturers now require the purchase
of maintenance contracts and support. Being able to troubleshoot and identify problems when they occur helps reduce network outage time. Having the right tools also helps, and can assist in alleviating reliance on expensive support contracts.

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