August 5, 2010 - Source: TechTarget
Mobile Network Management Smartphone Apps for On-the-Go Engineers
SearchNetworking Interview with Network Engineer Eric Steel About iPRTG
Shamus McGillicuddy published an article on iPRTG containing a customer interview with Eric Steel:
Network managers can't be at their desks 24/7, but their bosses would like it that way. After all, even when they're on vacation, network managers have to troubleshoot a network gone down.
Given this unfortunate reality, many vendors are finding ways to deliver mobile network management software for smartphones and tablets like the iPad and the forthcoming Cisco Cius.
Network engineer Eric Steel uses an iPhone app (now also on his iPad), which is a mobile front-end interface for the iPRTG network monitoring product from German vendor Paessler AG. The iPRTG mobile network management app recently helped him resolve a branch office network problem while he was on vacation.