The network you’re administering is in a shambles and you’re the one responsible for holding all of its fraying pieces together. It’s a pretty challenging assignment, especially if your network resides in-house as oppose to in a data center. Lately you’re beginning to feel like a guy trying to plug the sinking Titanic with a box of Kleenex. Network outages are becoming a regular occurrence, your entire digital infrastructure is teetering on collapse and employees are holding nightly vigils during which they burn you in effigy out in the parking lot. This can’t be good for you or the company, and problems means there’s going to be a big helping of disappointment pie waiting for you come company bonus time — if you survive that long.
If your firm is like any other, you’re entirely dependent on your digital network as a channel for inter-office communication as well as sales and customer contact. That’s an awful lot of responsibility for you to shoulder if your job is ensuring that the entire enterprise continues to run unabated round the clock, 365 days a year. When any of those critical functions suddenly become unavailable you’re going to have a large number of highly unsympathetic fellow employees and managers who will come to you for your reading of the matter. You’d better have some promising explanation and answers for those angry folks lest you become the object of ridicule and scorn among all of those who work with you.
One way to avoid becoming a human sacrifice is to employ SOASTA load testing tools to help ensure that network difficulties are sized up and corrected before they begin to cause digital service to decay. It’s one thing to react to a problem after it becomes obvious to you and everyone else who is using the network; it’s quite a different thing to spot trouble in the making, and prevent it from causing part of your network to unravel right before your eyes.
You can also take further measures to ensure that your entire enterprise runs smoothly by using SOASTA mobile app testing, which can help pinpoint potential difficulties that you might have with the many mobile applications that network users love to employ these days. It’s particularly important for many employees to have the ability to work in the field, and that means using portable applications that they are perhaps used to using on their home computers and smart phones.
It can be a substantial amount of work evaluating the many different applications that are in demand to ensure that they will work properly on your network, and will not conflict with other applications already in use.
However, if you commit to conducting the right kinds of testing on a regular basis you can eliminate much of the potential difficulty that you’re likely to face. That will certainly make your life easier, and will keep your co-workers and bosses much happier, too.