Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Information Science
Computer networks are vital to the running of modern organisations. Network managers are often concerned with the running of data centres. This paper provides an overview of some of the more important issues in managing modern computer networks and data centres and the problems faced in undertaking this task. It would be impossible to provide a complete list which, due to the fluid nature of this industry, would become outdated very quickly. It is important that network managers have an awareness of modern Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements, training and skills. There is also a need for network managers to plan for backup of staff, equipment, premises and for disaster recover. Furthermore, network managers need to be aware of the need for effective network design and up-to-date documentation procedures and implementation.