Network Pro Objectives
One thing matters above all else: you need the best possible equipment to win. Network pros have a few simple objectives: ensure that the job is done right, on time and on budget. For contractors installing copper and fiber in data center and enterprise networks, their test tools need to work, and your team needs to know how to use them productively. There's a lot that goes into achieving your goals as a network pro.
The Perils of Ignoring Innovation in Favor of Habit
Expectations of network pros are greater than ever in the move to 10G, 40G or even 100G. The tools they rely on not only need to work, but the techs need to know how best to use them. For many contractors, it can be tempting to simply stay with the tools they have grown accustomed to, even if they were clunky, hard to use or obsolete. While legacy tools still work, they only provide basic information when diagnosing a network. Contractors that switch to VIAVI solutions often say they ended up getting more than they ever expected when it comes to team productivity.
Truly Innovative Tools Change the Way You and Your Team Work
Beyond improving efficiency, having dual screens provides automatic on-the-job training for newer techs. It gives them visibility into what is happening during the test in real time, when they can learn from the more experienced tech they're paired with on that job. They can improve their skills and feel greater accountability for the outcome of each job. This all leads to even greater efficiencies and faster workflows on future jobs.
Having the right tools for the job is necessary in every position. When it comes to testing equipment, it can literally make or break the task at hand. There are plenty of tools out there to get the job done, but not many are so well-designed that they change the workflow for the better and result in a more knowledgeable, engaged workforce.
For more of the detailed benefits, check out this application note on how field technicians can leverage full control at both Local and Remote ends of test solutions.