There is much more that goes into wireless security than just plugging in a router and walking away. A tool that has changed from a minor luxury to a business necessity in the last decade, networking setups need to be handled correctly to remain productive. As technology has advanced, even companies that do not add headcount can see double or triple the amount of network traffic thanks to smartphones and tablets.
It is important for small and midsized businesses (SMBs) to take this thought process seriously as larger competition have the resources to make multiple upgrades in shorter increments. Often times, SMBs have a single chance to invest in a technological upgrade.
A recent white paper from Hewlett-Packard examines the importance of having the right network in place to meet a business’s specific needs.
“In today’s global marketplace, small businesses are facing many of the same challenges and opportunities as large enterprises do,” the white paper reads. “They’re searching for ways to help employees work more productively, using technology that’s cost-effective, easy to deploy and manage, and that supports future growth of the business.”
The white paper goes on to say that SMBs can come from any industry, though they all use networking solutions differently. Enabling workers to collaborate keeps information flowing and decision-making processes quicker.
Networking and cabling solutions affect many business in some way. With bring-your-own-device policies increasing the rate that tablets and smartphones appear on company networks, failure to test and upgrade an existing solution could cause slow downs and wasted time. IT consulting firms like CTI Technology can help organizations ensure mobile devices don’t slow workflow to a crawl.
As technology has advanced, even companies that do not add headcount can see double or triple the amount of network traffic thanks to smartphones and tablets.