THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RIGHT NETWORKING GEAR

When is the last time you thought about your router?

Most of us happily take the "free" modem/router that we are given when they install our internet service, throw in a couple of cheap parts in order to get our services running, then forget all about them until something bad happens.  But are you getting the most out of your investment with the equipment they assign you?

In our homes, the answer might be yes!  Sometimes that combination modem, router and wireless access point can be all we need to get by with 2-3 people.  But in a business, needs can be much different.  Even on the same internet package, having the correct equipment can cause a dramatic reduction in the headaches caused by sharing a connection with your co-workers.

"Every day at 11:45-12:45, our internet comes to a screeching halt, and nobody can get their work done!"

It isn't a coincidence that that's right when Tim in accounting goes on his lunch break and catches up on his Netflix queue.  With proper business-level equipment, rules can be set where Tim can still get his Orange is the New Black binge in without causing a headache on those trying to get invoices out. 

The same can be said about our wireless access points.  With more and more people carrying multiple wi-fi enabled devices, it's amazing how quickly our cheap equipment bogs down to the point that we would rather use our mobile data.

At iTology we believe in setting your network up the right way the first time.  With enterprise-grade equipment at an affordable price point, you can know that your network can handle all of the data you need it to, while being monitored to ensure that you don't lose work time due to a preventable problem.

If you would like to know if your network is set up to handle your needs, please give one of our friendly iTologists a call!

Cory Carson