Network cabling can seem like more hassle than it’s worth for the owner of a small business. Network management can be tricky when you don’t have a dedicated IT professional on you staff. As a Small-to-Medium Business Owner, your main concern isn’t network management or cable trays — it’s your bottom line. When owning and operating an SMB, you shouldn’t have to think about technology infrastructure at all. If you do, it’s probably because something has gone wrong.
Why should you hire a network management company to help with your Small-to-Medium Business?
As the owner of an SMB, odds are good that you are working hard at making your business successful. It would take valuable time and productivity away from your business if your staff had to focus on, say, the weight differential between copper cabling and fiber optics, or study up on how to run a full diagnostic check on your network to ensure everything is running smoothly. Unless your cabling is done by a professional licensed low voltage contractor, you run the risk of not complying with code and generally doing a sloppy job that will result in poor network performance. Poor network performance could lead to a serious loss of revenue over time. Hiring a professional licensed low voltage contractor ensures that the job is done right.
When planning for the day to day operations of your Small-to-Medium Business, the difference between legacy copper cabling and modern fiber optic cabling isn’t necessarily written into your business plan. Throughput speed differences between the two or the technicalities of EMI, power line management, or the reality of possible data loss caused by flow reversal are all issues that might cost you time and productivity — but no member of your staff is necessarily qualified in how to handle.
A badly managed network cabling system will not only bring you headaches, it will cost you in the long run. The wrong cabling for your business needs will result in data bottlenecks, data leaks, or even network failure. Hire a professional licensed low voltage contractor! They are trained, experienced professionals who are here to make sure your SMB has the right cables to meet your business needs.
True network management is about more than cabling. Full network management means installing the right pieces of hardware to communicate with one another, understanding data needs as a business grows, and planning for differences in data use during peak hours to meet demand. Full network management involves not installation and management of software and hardware firewalls for the protection of your hardware, cables, and software.
To keep business networks up and running is a job that runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether your business is large or small, to keep full network management in-house is to take time and productivity away from your company’s needs. When you hire a professional licensed low voltage contractor to manage your network, you ensure that your SMB can stop worrying about network cables or software firewalls — and get back to business.
Bay Area Computer Solutions provides network management for business of any and every size. We are your one-stop IT shop — providing not just network management but also Managed IT services, including security, computer repair, and more. We’d love to schedule a consultation with you! We’ll look into the individual needs of your SMB and help you build a network customized to help your business grow. You can reach us by phone at (650) 887-4601 or contact us online today!
Published on 4th November 2015 by James Berger.