Running a business is a massive commitment both financially and physically. If you are a business owner, you will understand exactly what I mean. At times, certain things happen that require change or upgrading and your businesses networking infrastructure is certainly one of them. Having the right system in place can be what determines the level of success in your building. If your office internet connection was to drop suddenly it would leave your staff with no access to some potentially critical information, especially if you store your data on a cloud based system.
If you are starting a new business venture and would like to make sure that your team has everything in place, simply consider these 3 networking services businesses cannot avoid. We can pretty much guarantee that you won’t regret it.
Structured Data Cabling
Cabling is one of the most important considerations business owners must discuss when they are launching their new business. The right data cabling installation can be what separates you from your under performing competition. After all, you want to be the best of the best. Right? Just like we mentioned above, failing to have an adequate cabling solution in place could slow you down, reducing sales and lead to an under performing business.
There are many forms of data cable on the market – each of them providing a different quality of service. Depending on your business requirements, you may not necessarily need the very best data cabling installation or product. If you have a small team, a CAT-5 cable installation may be enough. However, if you are planning on running a larger office team, with a lot of internet and server activity, CAT-6 or CAT-6E cable could be better suited as they provide a significantly quicker connection, transferring and retrieving data at a much better rate.
Data Centres and Cabinets
Connecting your servers and business data together is vital and how you access that information is absolutely critical and will dramatically affect how efficient your business is.
Unfortunately, data centre installations all differ and just like the cabling, offer multiple benefits and restrictions. However, whatever data centre you decide to have installed, it must be completed neatly and to a high standard, preferably by someone who knows what they are doing and has an understanding of networking systems. There have been so many occasions when we have completed work on behalf of a client, only to find that the data cabinets have been set up incorrectly and all of the cabling hasn’t been labelled or correctly fitted. This is extremely dangerous as the mixed wires could cause a potential fire hazard. Data centres must be correctly managed with the cabling being handled separately.
Data Migration and Relocation
If you have already launched your business, you will already have a database in place. This does not have to been a state of the art database worth ££££’s of pounds. It can simply be an external hard drive that stores your client’s information. No matter how big or small it is equally important.
Making sure that you transfer that information safely is paramount and will be key in the preservation of delicate client information. As a business owner, you have a duty of care to handle classified information with the utmost professionalism. If any client information was released without any confirmation, your business could find themselves in potentially dangerous situation.
Data centre migration ensures that your database and client information is handled in the safest way possible. Experienced network engineers will safely secure your information and transfer it to your new system.