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Network and System Management

Network and system management (NSM), also called network systems management, is the combined management of IT functions and networks within an organization. Businesses have in-house experts or outsourced teams to deal with NSM. These teams usually set up networks, administer them, and provide maintenance and troubleshooting services. They may also recommend and install upgrades and ensure all the aspects of business systems work on the relevant networks. In addition, NSM involves creating and maintaining effective cybersecurity mechanisms.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Network and System Management

For SMBs, NSM can be as simple as maintaining a small private network, or it may involve fairly complex management of offsite workers and remote systems. Many businesses opt to engage a third-party provider to manage NSM processes and increase or reduce the level of support as required by business growth or shrinkage.

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