Network Evaluation

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In a computer network evaluation it is important to cover various areas to determine which are satisfactory and which are in need of improvement. The following 15 evaluations will be used to access the current state of the network: 1. Evaluation of Client Computer Hardware
In the evaluation of client computer hardware, this evaluation seeks to identify all client computer assets owned by the company. All laptops and desktops owned by the company should be made available as needed in order for the evaluation to be as accurate as possible.
It will be necessary to perform a review of all client computers that connect to the company assets. These machines will be analyzed for speed, performance, and reliability. I will look for variations in hardware manufacturers. Depending on the circumstance, it can result in better TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) if client computers are limited to one or two manufacturers. In addition, machines that are broken, out of warranty, or outdated will be recommended for repair or replacement. 1. 2. Evaluation of Client Computer Software
In the evaluation of client computer software, I will seek to identify all software that is installed on client computers and being used in the workplace. This evaluation can be performed using software metering in software such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, if installed. If not installed, this information will be collected manually by viewing the installed software on each machine.
All client computer software will be evaluated to ensure that it is up to date and that it meets or exceeds industry standards. For instance, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 has been phased out, and the industry standard is now a minimum of Internet Explorer 8. Illegal or prohibited software will also be identified so that it can be removed, reducing risk to violating piracy or other laws…...

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