Your network is the engine of your IT system. It needs only three operational characteristics: resilience, security and speed.
- A resilient network maintains service when bad things happen.
You can have extra wiring, standby systems, spare internet connections, and redundant firewalls, routers and network switches, all at varying quality and cost. It all depends on the balance you want between risk and business need.
It's practical to keep essential parts of your business network operational, even in quite extreme circumstances.
A secure network prevents bad people doing bad things to your business IT, from both inside and outside your organisation. Such a network is protected from intruders, and from your own staff doing things they shouldn't, either accidentally or deliberately.
- A fast network allows all of your staff to do their jobs, without being slowed down by some part of the infrastructure. Crucially, it also allows clients to interact with you over the internet, with a fast and responsive web presence, and for you to run your e-commerce in a fast and reliable way.
Checking the dashboard
All of these things need ongoing monitoring, so issues can be spotted and fixed, before they turn into business problems. We know how to do all these things for you.
We can advise you, too: Some businesses need great resilience and security, for example one of our clients who does front-line medical work, but for many the investment required is unnecessary.
We will ensure you get the best, most cost-effective network for your business. We won't give you a Rolls-Royce (or a Mini either) when you really need a Land Rover!
Making it run nicely
We are also experts in network tune-ups.
When we take on new clients, we often find that small network changes can bring big benefits, usually in performance. It's all about really understanding the technologies involved and how to get the best from them.