One simple step to maximizing growth and productivity for your business.
Added team members using the internet, increasingly higher definition oral scans, and program updates are just a few of the reasons why an older network infrastructure may struggle to keep up. Over the course of a single year, your system can undergo significant changes. Proactive maintenance is key to keeping up with your changing network landscape and you, as a business owner, should anticipate this and plan accordingly. Of course, seeing the value of proactive maintenance can be hard since it’s not something you can put your hands on. However, when it comes to uptime and a Business Continuity plan, network updates can save you thousands of dollars in downtime costs.
If you’re still hanging on to an old network in your office, consider these reasons for upgrading:
1. Improved Internet Speeds:
Internet slowness can frustrate even the most patient employees. As websites and web-based platforms become increasingly complex, older networks quickly reach maximum capacity. Unfortunately, this often results in internet slowness for the end-user, causing increased stress and decreased productivity. Updated networks can allow your team to deliver higher work outputs without the added headache.
2. Increased Employee Productivity:
Not only do updated networks allow for greater speed of output, they also allow for greater workforce flexibility. There is no denying that remote work is here to stay. In fact, remote work policies are expected to continue expanding over the next several years. With the capabilities of cutting-edge networks, your remote employees can work within cloud-based and mobile business applications just as easily and efficiently as those working in the office.
3. Better Network Security:
The hard truth is that the older your infrastructure is, the higher chance that you will be targeted by cyber-attacks. You can sleep easier at night knowing that your updated network has smart sensors and enforcers embedded into your router, switch, and wireless access points. These features not only greatly increase your protection from attacks, but also provide you with advanced monitoring capabilities!
4. Less Time (and $$) Spent on IT Maintenance:
As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Much like any piece of machinery, older networks simply require more maintenance. This means that you’re spending more time working with the Help Desk to repair outdated equipment and less time generating revenue for your office. Not to mention, the costs of these repairs can add up quickly as your network continues to age.
5. Competitive Edge:
Have your eye on a powerful, new cloud-based application? While your old network likely struggled to support complex software packages, modern networks are built to handle the workload. Without being restricted by outdated technology, you can explore new, powerful applications that will provide your business with a competitive edge!
The world changes quickly and what feels like a safe and practical choice today will likely hold your business back from success tomorrow. To maximize growth and productivity for your business, invest in a safe, reliable, and scalable modern network.
We review suggested network updates with our clients on a regular basis during technical business reviews. If you would like to learn about the state of your current network infrastructure, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 704-523-3877 to schedule a complimentary IT assessment.