Computer Network System Documentation

Jim Millerick Continuity Planning (BCP) 0 Comments
Computer Documentation

Have you ever had IT issues while your systems personnel were unavailable only to find out that none of documentation was current? Your office and business Computer Network System Documentation are crucial to resolving IT problems. While systems are online and running smoothly IT documentation may not seem like a very high priority, however, your company’s successful and continuous uptime will depend upon proper documentation.

Documentation, including what systems are dependent upon others systems, what services are running on which servers, what data is stored where; must be kept current. Account information including: account numbers, usernames and passwords for servers should be readily accessible by authorized personnel. In that same secure location should be information for service providers such as Domain Name Service (DNS) registrations, Start of Authority (SOA), Internet Service Provider (ISP), and phone carriers which need to be indexed, organized and maintained.

Office move, Business Continuity Plan or Server Migration

Any office move, business continuity plan or server migration will require detailed information on how your systems work in order to ensure a smooth transition. Many companies are required to pass IT audits but don’t have the IT man hours to dedicate to the documentation required for the process. Our IT contractors can supplement your IT staff to assist with the project.

Complete Systems Design’s Computer Network System Documentation consultants provide you with detailed information on how your network systems are configured, organized details on your providers and complete inventories on essential equipment. Your systems documentation is an essential component of your IT insurance policy. Our computer consultants can assist you in preparing the documentation necessary for your continuous operation and future growth. Server documentation, network diagrams and network documentation and operating procedures are critical in a complex network environment. Our IT consultants keep your system documentation current at all times.

Documentation, including what systems are dependent upon others systems, what services are running on which servers, what data is stored where; must be kept current. Account information including: account numbers, usernames and passwords for servers should be readily accessible by authorized personnel. In that same secure location should be information for service providers such as Domain Name Service (DNS) registrations, Start of Authority (SOA), Internet Service Provider (ISP), and phone carriers which need to be indexed, organized and maintained.

Importance of proper Computer Network System Documentation

Your office and business Computer Network System Documentation is crucial to resolving IT problems. While systems are online and running smoothly IT documentation may not seem like a high priority, however, your company’s successful and continuous uptime depend upon proper documentation. Any office move, business continuity plan or server migration will require detailed information on how your systems work in order to ensure a smooth transition. Many companies are required to pass IT audits but don’t have the IT resources and man hours to dedicate to the documentation required for the process. Our IT contractors can supplement your IT staff to assist with the project and help to do it as per standards.

Complete Systems Design can create a computer inventory, inventory computers and equipment, create computer systems documentation. Complete Systems Design will perform an application inventory, create a hardware inventory, document specialty programs, organize resources, document your server and network environment.

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