Considering the current economic picture, "shops with a tight budget" pretty much describes every shop these days. Michael Biddick, writing a piece for InformationWeek, talks about seven tools for under $10,000 that can help organizations monitor their environments efficiently.
His favorites are:
- Belarc's BelManage
- Hobbit Monitor
- Atlassian's Jira
- SolarWinds' Orion NPM
- PacketTrap Networks' PacketTrap PT360
- Ipswitch's WhatsUp Gold
Click here to see the prices and Biddick's reason for recommendation.
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