FOI Request - IT Networks - Public Sector

Request 101000196571

We’re investigating how much visibility public sector organisations have of their IT networks in the United Kingdom. Under the FOIA, we are asking public sector businesses in the UK the following questions in order to understand exactly how they are monitoring their network.

Please feel free to round numbers or provide approximate figures whenever exact numbers are hard to find. So long as they are representative of the situation.  

Q1: Which of the following network management tools do you use to manage and monitor devices on your network?

Solarwinds
Manage Engines
Paessler
Spiceworks
IBM Tivoli
BMC
HP Openview
Zabbix
Zenoss
Nagios
Entuity
Other, please state

Q2: How many devices on your network (wired and wireless) does this tool manage and monitor?

0 – 25
26 – 50
51 – 100
101 – 200
201 – 500
501 – 1000
1000+
Don’t know

Q3: Approximately how many new devices have connected to your network so far during 2013?  If possible, can you split by wired and wireless devices?

0 – 25
26 – 50
51 – 100
101 – 200
201 – 500
500+
Don’t know

Q4: How many complaints has your organisation received or logged regarding an issue with the network performance during 2013 so far?

0 – 25
26 – 50
51 – 100
101 – 200
201 – 500
500+
Don’t know

Q5: If you have a network management solution in place, is it able to identify and isolate which devices hog bandwidth and cause network delays?

Yes
No
Don’t know

Q6: Is network performance regarded as a high priority by your organisation?

Yes
No
Don’t know

Q7: How often is network performance reviewed?

Hourly
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Quarterly
Annually
It’s not reviewed
Don’t know

Q8: Do you have a plan for managing wearable technology devices that enter the workplace in 2014 and beyond? E.g. GoogleGlass, smart watch

Yes
No
Don’t know

Response 29-11-2013

1. Solarwinds and Paessler

2. 1000+

3. 51-100 (50/50 wired and wireless)

4. 0-25

5. Yes

6. yes

7. daily

8. N/A

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