The NMCS Concept

  • The NMCS Concept: Network Management and Administration in the Ever-Changing World of Technology - $15

    Date: April 3, 2024
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    A Network Management Control System (NMCS or NMS) is defined as “an application or set of applications that lets network administrators manage a network’s independent components inside a bigger network management framework.” An NMCS may be used to monitor and control both software and hardware components in a network. The key benefit to a NMCS is that it permits users to monitor or manage their entire operations using a central computer, it also saves money, saves time, and increases productivity.

    Nebraska Public Media developed a phased approach for installation, integration, and implementation of such products and/or systems, which would meet or exceed the NMCS requirements. Nebraska Public Media has been working with MNC Software Inc. to select, choose, combine, alter, or split proposed phases for the phased approach that best fit the Nebraska Public Media organizational strategy, annual budget and equipment refreshment needs.

    This paper will explore and explain the NMCS concept, and the processes Nebraska Public Media has taken to get where they are today, in spite of and because of changes in technology, the pandemic, and other factors, which we all have to deal with. We will also discuss the current status of the project and the forecast for the future. We will talk about the past, present and future of the project and what it took to get to this point; the risk, the rewards, the pitfalls, and the lessons learned, or The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Network Management and Administration in the ever-changing world of technology.

    James Bloomfield | MNC Software Inc. | San Diego, Calif., United States
    David Stewart| Nebraska Public Media | Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
    Ling Ling Sun | Nebraska Public Media | Lincoln, Nebraska, United States