Your business has grown and you have been adding new team members and computers along the way. Now that you are sure everything is on track to succeed, perhaps its time to level up your network, to something more robust and scalable.
Here are top 5 reasons to call networking professionals today:
They say time is money, but time spent waiting for a large file to transfer person-to-person or across a bottle-necked system is torture. As a smaller outfit, this lost time might have been negligible, but as your business has grown, so has transfer time. While it may only be 5 minutes a day to start, with roughly 260 work days in a year, that 5 minutes a day turns into 21 hours. It all adds up. Unfortunately, the impact of this lost time reaches well beyond the time taken to pass a flash drive around the office or queue up downloads from the internet – it’s a break in workflow and concentration that can almost double the time off-task.
Almost every business requires employees to share digital files. Until now, you may have gotten by with a simple setup and minimal security, but as your workforce has grown, so has your network load. Each computer, each storage drive, and each device adds further burdens to your network, resulting in a slower transfer, errors, time off task, and even a faster hardware failure rate. A professional network design will give your employees a central file storage location, with the added benefit of auto-saving and backups. No more losing hours of valuable effort or surprise file corruptions, just a scalable, secure server with smooth and efficient transfers.
Employees often need to work together on the same documents. Previously, this required them to take turns, waiting until someone else was finished before the file was available. With a modern network setup, collaboration becomes an organic, profitable way to work. Employees don’t even need to be in the same physical location, opening up opportunities for remote collaboration. Real-time collaboration is possible. You and your employees will love you for it!
Every business needs to keep a few secrets. Whether they’re trade secrets or accounting data, you have complete control over who is able to access and who is able to read. Your network professional will be able to establish a setup that meets your business’ unique confidentiality needs. Perhaps you’ll have the CEO able to access all data, sales staff restricted to only sales data, and accounting team to only accounts. Set your access controls based on name, department, role or go further and require passwords for certain folders.
Expand your connection flexibility with wireless or mesh networking for employees who are required to roam within the building, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) for those working at home, or even docking ports for those who switch between locations. A professional network setup will always support the way your business works, both now and as you continue to grow.
Your business’ ability to securely share, store and transfer files will be one of the key contributors to continued growth. The speed, efficiency, and flexibility you build into your processes now will save you time, money, and a whole lot of frustration. It’s time to celebrate how far your business has come by looking to the future, with a robust, scalable network that supports your vision.
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