Inventory Automation

Inventory Automation with WhatsUp Gold at the University of North Georgia

Ipswitch Innovate Virtual Summit will be here before you know it. Between now and the kickoff on Wednesday, October 21, I’ll continue to preview our sessions to be presented by eight customers and Ipswitch experts. Today brings us a best practices story by Michael Roth, the senior systems engineer at University of North Georgia. His talk is called “Inventory Automation with WUG.” (WUG is shorthand for WhatsUp Gold, in case you didn't already know.)

Precise Inventory Audits That Even the CIO Loves

The University of North Georgia has more than 16,000 students learning across five campuses. With students and faculty members each using one or more electronic devices over such a wide swath of territory, it’s fair to say the university’s systems engineers have their work cut out for them.

Michael, a senior systems engineer for the university, would contend that work was once harder than it should have been. A legacy solution ran a script check on system capacity and potential problems only once every 30 minutes – leaving Roth and his colleagues with 29 minutes to guess what could be going wrong.

Now, with WhatsUp Gold – our unified network, server and application monitoring platform – Michael receives system monitoring alerts about problems before they happen. The automation of what had been a time-consuming, manual inventory audit process gives Michael the peace of mind that systems are up to date and running – and has even made his CIO happy.

Listen to Michael discuss how automation lets him conduct an entirely new way of documenting inventory at Ipswitch Innovate.

Ipswitch Innovate 2015 is free online event with three hours per day of live webcasts and a virtual exhibit hall where you can evaluate network monitoring and data transfer solutions like WhatsUp Gold, WS_FTP and MOVEit. You can even navigate your way to the online Genius Bar for real-time answers to your product questions.

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