Many existing network management architectures contain a wide range of data that would be useful but can’t be easily be accessed. This pre-web based software is too expensive to replace but isn’t being used to the fullest capability.
There are, however, ways to add a business intelligence module that will add up-to-date reporting capabilities without changing the legacy software. This software combine GIS technology and predictive modeling algorithms to create pluggable module that can retrieve data from Configuration Management Module, Fault Management Module, Performance Management Module and Security Management Module and use it to generate intelligent business reports.
Armed with GIS technology, operators can
- Isolate equipment failures in specific regions and more quickly understand reasons for failure
- Improve workflow management by analyzing work orders in order to send the most experienced workers where they are most needed
- Predict bandwidth usage for coming months based on previous usage patterns
- Analyze consumption patterns to better predict revenue
These adaptive modules must be custom-developed for each network architecture. As a result development to installation time can be as short as two months.
Some business reasons to include next gen technologies are:
Business Case 1: Workforce Planning
NOC Managers can generate custom reports or have dashboards that show how many port configurations have been modified in a week per specific region. This will help them analyze and predict how many configuration changes have to be done in the coming weeks.
Business Case 2: Upgrade Planning/Justification
NOC Managers can now generate custom reports and have dashboards that would show how many alarms of the same type were received from a specific region and similar device type. This will help them to analyze the traffic and problems from that region and isolate particular types of devices.
Business Case 3: Bandwidth Utilization
NOC managers can now generate intelligent reports that would show types of bandwidth utilization over different hours of the day in a specific region and plan busy-hour call traffic appropriately.
Business Case 4: CapEx Analysis
NOC managers can use performance metrics over different hours and across different locations to map resource utilization providing reliable data to support returns on CapEx.
Keeping legacy software up-to-date is challenging and expensive. Adaptive software modules can help by translating existing data into dashboards and reports that are easy to setup and use. The results can easily pay back the investment to develop the module by:
- Adding business intelligence to your existing telecom software infrastructure.
- Making better use of current telecom management software
- Adding more robust monitoring and reporting.
- Allowing predictive modeling to better support future business plans and capital investment
Velankani Communications Technologies (Manager Of Managers Network Management)is very experienced in bridging the gap between legacy software and updated software interfaces. Contact us and we’ll give you an hour of consulting analysis to help you determine whether an adaptive module can improve your operational efficiency. No sales pitch. No strings. Contact Rekha Poosala to schedule an appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org).