Step 4.4b - Network Status Assessment Worksheet

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					 4.4b Current Network Status Assessment Worksheet
                Companion Spreadsheet to 4.4a Current Network Status Assessment
                                                                  About This Tool
There are three tabs in this Excel spreadsheet file: Reliability, Capacity & Performance, and Redundancy
Hover your mouse over each cell to obtain more detailed instructions for filling in the appropriate sections.
We have provided enough room for 50 separate networks or network segments on each tab. If your environment contains more than 50 networks or
network segments, simply copy in additional rows.
After populating the network-specific information in the tabs of this spreadsheet, return to the corresponding section in the companion Word document,
4.4a Current Network Status Assessment, to continue the process. Use these two files in tandem to build a complete picture of your current network
situation.
Please note: you only need to fill in your server and purpose/description information on the first tab of this worksheet - Reliability. This information will be
automatically populated on the other three.
                                                                     4.4b Current Network Status Assessment Worksheet
                                                                                                                                     Reliability
     Please note: For best/worst/average columns, indicate the best, worst and average performance figures for that network or network segment within the past year. This allows for a more detailed understanding of performance over time.

                                                                                              Do you have a Mean Time        # of unplanned incidents leading Rank each network or network
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Additional comments on the reliability of this
                                                           What is your network uptime         Between Failure for each       to network downtime over the      segment's importance of                  Rank each network segment's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               network or network segment
                                                           percentage for the past year?      segment of your network?                   last year                     reliability                               outage cost
      Network/Segment                                       Best        Worst     Average                      If Yes, How                 Worst     Average for   1 - Mission Critical / 2 - Somewhat
#                              Purpose/Description                                              Yes/No?                      Best Month                                                                      High / Moderate / Low             Write them here if you have any…
           Name                                             Month       Month     for Year                        Much?                    Month        Year           Important / 3 - Not Important

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DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Optimizing Your IT Infrastructure: Info-Tech’s Step-By-Step Consulting Methodology Squeezing the most efficiency and effectiveness out of your IT department is important at any time. But it’s even more critical when budgets are tight. If your organization views IT as a cost center, you could be vulnerable to budget-cutting forces outside of IT that try to pare down every department based on bottom line numbers. To avoid this, you need to build a value proposition within your organization, one where IT – and the underlying infrastructure on which your business operates – is viewed as a fundamental driver of corporate success and represents a key competitive advantage of your overall organization. This starts at a very high level through a defi nition of IT strategy and a linkage between IT and organizational goals. Once you have published your IT strategy document, and your vision, mission, and values statements are hanging on the wall, it’s time to delve into the details that make your infrastructure far more than the mere sum of its parts.
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