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What is Network Inventory Management? 

The importance of adopting an agile approach to operations. Download the NIM Whitepaper.

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Defining the Network Inventory

Network Inventory Management is becoming fundamental to the transformation of networks and the smooth introduction of the newest generations of technology for todays and future networks.

Increasingly, operators require more understanding about their resources, over which their operations run. Without a clear view from end-to-end, it can be difficult to maintain the network inventory. By downloading this paper, you can learn about:

  • Defining the network inventory
  • Components of the network inventory
  • Standardized information model

Only by understanding all the elements and correlating them with each other can operators manage, optimize, and evolve the performance of their assets and the delivery of their services to secure the desired agility and levels of operational performance.

Download the Whitepaper: What is Network Inventory Management

Want to know why Network Inventory Management (NIM) matters for you?

We take an in-depth look at the following:

  • What NIM is, and what its components are
  • Learn about the functionality of network inventory management
  • The importance of processes and assets
  • The use cases for network inventory management
  • And the potential risks if network inventory management is neglected

What are the use cases of Network Inventory Management?

There is a wide variety of use cases that demonstrate how effective Network Inventory Management can help solve the common but often difficult challenges faced by operators. These include:

  • Fault impact analysis
  • Single point of failure
  • Fiber and FTTx rollout
  • Network optimization
  • Dynamic service orchestration
  • Financial asset management
  • Security

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“The coverage of all network layers (Fiber KML up to L2/L3 services) and creating trouble tickets makes VC4-IMS a fundamental part of our network administration and NOC activities.”


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