What about the Network? Network Performance.

It’s fair to say we get a lot of requests for upgrades. Bigger hard drives, additional memory, faster processors, larger monitors, the list goes on and on. The network itself, however, is often overlooked. Why is this? Is network performance not important?

Well, we’ve been doing this a long time, and the consensus is, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!“. 

Consider this, what’s the point in having a brand new car when there are no roads, or the roads are in such poor condition, they are undrivable. 

Your network is the highway of your business. You can have the fastest, shiniest machines on the planet, but if the network can’t keep up, what’s the point? The fact is network speed matters, especially in today’s world of cloud computing.

It’s easy to forget. Often the networking kit is tucked away in a cupboard, happily purring away. The network cables disappear into the floor, where they go nobody knows.

Don’t get stuck in the past.

The fact is most computers now come with 1000Mbps capable network cards, yet we still see them connected to old 10/100Mbps switches. Furthermore, these switches are often daisy-chained to other 10/100Mbps switches due to either poor port density or failed ports. It’s also not uncommon for us to find out switches and routers are 5+ years behind in firmware and security updates and still have the original manufacturers’ admin password. Does this sound like your business?

Technology moves on, often quicker than we realise sometimes, and this includes networking and network devices. Routers, switches, wireless access points and cables have all evolved. As a result, faster speeds, greater capacity, better error handling and enhanced range are just some of the benefits you and your business could be missing out on.

With The Tech Lounge, issues like this can be a thing of the past. With our 24×7 network monitoring and regular health checks.

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