The more a business grows, the worse the burden can get on your network traffic. When you have more employees streaming videos, operating online applications, and hosting web conferences, your bandwidth can suffer. This can get even worse if you have older wireless access points and cabling. Unfortunately, inadequate communication networks will slow internet speeds which will damper employee morale and efficiency. Furthermore, a poor communication network also puts you at risk to cyberattacks and data leaks. Ultimately, your network needs the following in order to safeguard your employees and increase your business success:
Network outages can bring an office to a screeching halt. Not only can your customers not get in touch with you, but your employees have to stop what they’re working on in today’s internet heavy workplace. This costs you money. However, if you have network backups you can avoid the issues involved in outages. Alternate internet connections allow for online access. Meanwhile, server backups get you back online quickly in the event of an outage.
Most daily work activities now involve a lot of bandwidth. Whether they are hosting a web conference, uploading files, or installing computer updates they are using bandwidth. Unfortunately, a high demand on your communication network can lead to interruptions. If you are running into this issue, you should consider upgrading your bandwidth.
For a lot of businesses high-speed internet connections begin as a collection of routers that simply gets added to as more become necessary. However, this often hinders your efficiency. The best route to take is high-grade copper cabling with a planned cabled network. This creates better Wi-Fi connections and eliminates dead zones.
A major breach of your communications network is even more paralyzing than an outage. Anyone without good security precautions is a potential victim for a cyberattack. If you operate remotely or over Wi-Fi or the cloud, you need to make sure your Firewalls are up to date and able to hold off any serious attack.
A Full Network Assessment
All businesses, however, have unique devices and different network requirements. A full network assessment can give you specifics of what your precise business requires.
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