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Don't Wait... Finalize Your 4th Quarter Budget Now to Improve Your Network Monitoring

Have you finalized your fourth quarter budget yet? The year may only be half over, but now is the time to start planning your year-end expenditures if you want to use your budget most effectively.

Improving your network alarm monitoring capability is one of the best investments you can make with your fourth quarter budget. Here's why:

Network monitoring is vital but chronically underfunded - Q4 is the right time to make up the difference

In today's economy, you're under pressure to deliver more for less - to raise network reliability to ever higher, near-perfect levels, while cutting costs for equipment, staff, and training to the bone.

Keeping your network running under these conditions is a tough challenge. To meet that challenge, you need proactive network monitoring to react quickly to equipment and environmental problems.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get the monitoring coverage you need, because budget-minded upper managers often see network monitoring only as a cost center. Using your year-end budget resources can be your best chance to plug the monitoring gaps that are serious threats to network operations.

Implement network monitoring at all your sites and meet your spare parts requirements

The fourth quarter is also the right time to complete your network monitoring goals. Take a look at your projected monitoring needs and start planning today for how you can meet them before the end of the year.

For example, now is the right time to:
  • Get network monitoring coverage for all your sites: You may have remote sites that were left out when you last installed monitoring equipment. Or you might have smaller sites that haven't been considered important enough to merit alarm coverage. But every site in your network is a place where small problems can become large, expensive problems if you don't have the means to quickly detect and repair faults. Act now to get complete monitoring coverage for your network.
  • Restock your spare parts supplies: Does your network monitoring system have all the spare units you require? Have your spare parts been raided for network expansions? Having a redundant backup for every part of your network, including your vital network monitoring system, is an essential best practice for maintaining high average network reliability. The fourth quarter is the ideal time to fulfill your spare parts requirements.
  • Reevaluate your existing sites: Have any of your sites expanded recently? You may be facing a situation in which your newer network elements are not adequately monitored.

Act now to beat the end-of-the-year rush

If you want to make sure you're going to get the network monitoring equipment you need before the end of the year, place your order now. Every year around this time, we get a mad rush of urgent requests for delivery before the end of the year, while budget money is still available.

We've got an amazing manufacturing department, and they have been able to accommodate these requests, but there are always a lot of logistics, planning and coordination required to pull it off.

So help us help you by getting your order in right away. If you've been sitting on a project, now's the time to push it through before this year's budget money is gone.

Start planning now for next year's budget

And don't forget, budget planning for next year is happening now. If you're planning on expanding your network monitoring next year, make sure to submit your budget requests now.

Also, think about your other capital projects for next year. If you have any network rollouts scheduled, plan now for your future monitoring needs.

Call 1-800-693-0351 or contact us by email today to get your Q4 and next year's network monitoring plans in motion.