How to take charge of your office network
May 16th, 2013
Outside of the occasional hiccup, the technology in your office is working smoothly. Maybe nothing has gone wrong in a while, but you just can't get over the feeling that things are waiting to fall apart, and when they do, it will be at the worst moment possible.
Luckily, there's an easy, cost-effective way to put your mind at ease – a network assessment.
For businesses without full-time IT staff, a network assessment provides the perfect solution for getting ahead of potential problems and giving business owners a better understanding of the health of their technology.
What is a network assessment?
Simply put, a network assessment is a health report – similar to what you might get when you visit your doctor's office for lab work.
When you hire us to perform a network assessment, we come to your office and gather information about your network equipment, servers, and workstations. Since this process is automated, it doesn't take long to complete – just 30 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the network.
Once we've gathered this information, we pair it up with notes from our technician and provide you with an easy-to-read report of the health of your technology. We'll highlight potential issues as well as where things seem to be working properly.
The questions we'll answer
If you've been worried about whether or not all your PCs and laptops are up-to-date and secured from viruses and other malware, the network assessment report will show which computers are up-to-date and which have fallen behind.
One of the biggest benefits of running a network assessment is learning about the actual equipment plugged into your network. It's not uncommon to find computers hidden in closets and under desks, that were thought to have been discarded years ago, wasting power and potentially exposing the business to security risks.
If you've thought “The network is slow.” or “It sure seems like this stuff should be running faster.”, network assessments also provide a view of potential network bottlenecks and overall equipment health. The network maps that we provide as part of the assessment will help make sense of the tangled mess in your data closet.
For the amount of information and piece of mind they provide, network assessments are a great investment. Best of all, they're inexpensive at just $50.
If you want to get ahead of potential problems, or simply want a better understanding of what the technology in your office is actually doing, contact our office to schedule a network assessment at (405) 285-2500 or submit an inquiry.