When people think of businesses and organizations alongside network management, big corporations immediately come into view. However, this is not the case.
It is true that network management involves the interplay of various network systems. It serves to maintain and keep a network of systems within the business. Though it is macroscopic in nature, it does not have to follow that it only happens with big corporations. Small businesses themselves also make use of network management.
For a small network management system however, fewer uncomplicated devices are needed. Usually, the basics are all it needs to have. Small network management for small to medium sized companies usually put emphasis on managing their online and other Internet resources. In addition, it can also protect the third party assets of the company and other hosts or serves to which it works hand in hand with. The type of network which gets monitored and updated is usually on the external level.
In addition, small network management also targets the simple files and documents found within the database of the computer which is being generally utilized by the business. LAN is rarely needed in such cases. Moreover, the computer is also targeted and upgraded regularly and closely since it is usually only the sole source and host of the entire database. And just like it is with other network systems, a backup plan or system is also setup if in case the host breaks down. A small network management system can make use of either internal, external, or host services for purposes of data recovery.