In today’s day and age, it is effectively unheard of for a business not to rely on the Internet in some shape or form. This means that maintaining a well-functioning network is of increased importance for businesses of all sizes, which in turn will require you to make a few critical determinations. Here, we’ll examine some of the factors that may indicate your networking equipment is due for a refresh.
Your business could have expanded or cut back in the time since your network was set up, which means that your infrastructure may have too few (or too many) resources for its needs. You need to estimate the total number of devices connecting to the network - as well as the total number of users. Your users are likely to have multiple devices that connect to the Internet to function, and that’s in addition to the devices you have installed for communal use, like Wi-Fi enabled printers, point-of-sale systems, and other, similar components.
If it turns out that your wireless network is being overtaxed by the demands you are putting on it, certain devices can be directly hardwired to help ease the burden on your wireless network.
Based on what your business does as a part of its operations, you will need to be sure that your infrastructure is able to support your needs. For instance, there are different kinds of routers to select from. Different routers have different capabilities and features. The IT experts at Advantage IT Management can help you make the right choice without overspending or ending up with a router that will be your network’s bottleneck.
Many modern businesses rely on Internet access for their productivity, but this Internet access can also let in serious threats if there is nothing done to stop them. Therefore, it makes sense for you to seek out networking equipment that gives you the security of having a second network option, in case your primary connection goes down, as well as to protect this connection with enterprise-grade antivirus and firewalls.
If you want to make sure your network is properly prepared for your demands of it, reach out to the professionals at Advantage IT Management. We’re here to help your business prepare for success. Give us a call at 251-662-9770 to get started.
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