Benefits Of Configuration Management?


The configuration of hardware devices and software in a network is critical for their proper functioning. Configuration management ensures that configuration settings are applied and managed consistently. This offers the following benefits:

• Centralized view and overall visibility of configuration
• Ability to track all changes to configuration settings
• Reduced risk of downtime and outages
• Cost savings by avoiding duplication with unnecessary devices thus avoiding duplication of technology assets
• Improved user experience for customers and staff since optimum performance can be maintained at all times
• Ability to enforce security policies across the entire network and ensure compliance with other standards
• Improved control of processes by enforcing policies and procedures that govern asset identification, status monitoring, and auditing
• Enables agility and faster problem resolution, to provide a higher quality of service
• Efficient change management by setting baseline configurations

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