Your network is not something that can be left to amateurs. This infrastructure is a crucial part of your overall operations. It is the foundation that every other system and service depends on. It needs to dependable, flexible, and built for your unique requirements. This is not an area to cut corners or for short-term thinking; your office network setup is a long-term investment. Whether you need a small office network or an enterprise-wide restructuring of network planning, we are equipped to be your single source of solutions for network installation.
Factors To Consider About Your Network
Be Structured is prepared to be your turnkey network support company, but there are some essential questions that you can prepare for to make your design and installation process easier. We know how to network an office, but to network your office, we need to know your unique situation and requirements.
The Type of Growth You Are Expecting
How many new employees are you expecting to hire? Are you planning any remote or at-home operations? Are there mergers or acquisitions in the future that will change the nature of your workspace?
Current Internet Connectivity
How does your business currently connect to the internet? Do you own your equipment or is it rented? If we upgrade the internet connection, it may require upgraded equipment as well.
What applications are essential to the operations of your business? We need to know especially which voice and video applications are critical so we can plan how best to support them. We want to maintain a high-quality level of service.
Your Number of Users and Types of Equipment
Take an inventory of current users and equipment like wireless routers and wireless access points. It would also help to provide us with your predicted growth over the next 12 months at a minimum.
Your Existing Infrastructure
What is the current physical layout of your network? Is your network cabling running overhead? On the floors? In the walls? When we are planning new equipment placement, we need to take your physical infrastructure into account.
The New Services You Will Require
What type of services will you need to add in the future? We want our network installation services to be prepared for your future needs as well as your current requirements.
Temperature and Climate Concerns
In the wrong environment, network hardware can become overheated. If the level of humidity is too high, there can be issues with moisture. You will need a network hardware space that is away from ventilation ducts or cold air return vents.
Security and Privacy Concerns
What are your current security precautions? We might be able to get rid of extra hardware and streamline your security measures.
Your Wireless Network Needs
Are you planning on moving from a wired network to a wireless one? A mix of the both? How expansive is the area that the wireless network needs to service? All wireless access points are limited by specific ranges to maintain expected performance levels.
We will always work to stay within the limitations of your budget. We will help you find the balance between how much you want to invest and the services that you want upgrade or install.
Reliability and Uptime Requirements
How much downtime can your business sustain before there is profit loss? Expecting 100% uptime all the time is going to be costly and ultimately impractical. How much reliability can your business afford?
To learn more about our network installation services and how Be Structured can help your business, reach out to us today. We will find the solutions that are right for your situation.