Tips to Help Prevent Your Network From Going Down

No matter what type of business that you’re in, you depend on your network to keep your team connected, to take orders, and to do research. Even the most low-tech companies find themselves coming to a screeching halt when they experience downtime.

Network Services Group is Arkansas’ leading network services provider, and we’re a phone call away when you have questions about cloud-based server and exchange hosting, VOIP telephony, or managed IT solutions. We deliver 99.9% network uptime to all of our clients, and we’re ready to help you keep your business connected. Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering your office’s networking needs:

  • Bandwidth-The internet is often compared to a highway, and we all know what happens when there aren’t enough lanes to handle the traffic. The good news is that high-speed internet plans are now more affordable than ever, and you don’t have to try to squeeze by with less bandwidth than you need. Be sure to monitor your office’s internet usage, and be prepared to upgrade your plan as your business grows.
  • Hardware-It may be tempting to hold on to older equipment, because it still functions, and it’s paid for. But this is often false economy because of how quickly that technology advances. If your office’s computers and telephone hardware are nearing the end of their operational lifespan, upgrades are typically more affordable than you think.
  • Software-Operating systems, productivity software, and antivirus definitions need to be updated frequently. This important step can be done automatically over the internet during off-peak hours, but you need to implement systems to keep all software current.
  • Backups-It’s crucial to backup all of your files locally several times a day, and to redundant offsite servers on a daily basis. And it’s equally important to secure your files with encryption to make sure that none of your customer or internal business data falls into the wrong hands.

The internet has revolutionized the way that we do business, and staying connected is a vital component of customer satisfaction. If you ever have any questions, click here, or give us a call at (501)758-6058, and let us show you how affordable it is to keep your office connected!