There are several tools that let you manage and monitor your network but all the good tools cost an arm and a leg and all the free tools don’t just cut it when it comes to efficiency. However, Spiceworks gives you the best of both worlds by letting you manage your network or computer with tons of in-depth features for free.
Spiceworks starts by scanning your computer and/or your IT network and making an inventory of all your hardware and software assets. This includes a detailed count of your work stations, servers, network devices, software and other peripherals. A quick environment summary tells you of any DNS problems, the number of alerts, errors and offline devices you have, a list of recently installed apps and even create an activity timeline for the complete network.
Spiceworks lets you monitor your network by letting you set up a variety of email alerts for any predictable or unpredictable activity. An awesome network map shows all the devices and their connection to each other while the help desk feature allow you to assign tickets to other users in your network, set their priorities and track their progress. The tool also has detailed reference material to help you learn more about your IT services and lets you generate quick reports for a variety of things including tickets, summary of machines with specific software usage, disk usage, schedules and much more.
In the beginning, the 25 MB of download would seem annoying to any user, but the depth of features and the fact that all this comes for free, makes Spiceworks a great software.
- Monitor your computer or network.
- Create a network map or detailed inventory of software and hardware.
- Create, assign and track tickets.
- Generate activity reports and set email alerts.
- Read reference material or get help from other users.
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