At this point, it probably goes without saying that 2020 was a year full of challenges. However, conventional wisdom dictates that a new year means renewed opportunities for improvement, and that applies to your business as well.
In a world where nearly everything takes place over the internet, your network is essential infrastructure that empowers the entire operation. With this being the case, there is almost no better New Year’s Resolution you could set for your business than to make sure your network is set up to help you run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Here are Tech’s top network tips for this new year:
- Stay Up to Date – Your server(s), PCs and physical network hardware are all components that influence your network’s overall performance and security. Protect them and keep them running smoothly by ensuring that software is running on the latest patch. Failing to do so could result in poor performance, introduce security risks for the entire network, and ultimately even cause downtime. If you need a hand with maintaining your infrastructure, proactive monitoring services like Tech’s Optimal FX can help.
- Get a Network Assessment – How familiar are you with the contents of your server room or data closet? Do you check on your wireless access points frequently? For many businesses, components like data cables and network switching are out-of-sight, out-of-mind, and any issues are likely to come as an unpleasant surprise. A network assessment will help identify and address these issues before they become real problems.
- Security is More Than Just Anti-Virus – You’ve likely heard most of the key cybersecurity buzzwords at this point, and perhaps you have a Managed Firewall subscription to protect your network as well. But with cybercrime becoming more and more sophisticated, it’s important to make use of every potential tool at your disposal, so talk to your technology provider about ransomware protection and anti-phishing training for employees as well.
- Your Wi-Fi Can Probably Improve – If you ever find yourself complaining about your Wi-Fi’s performance, know that it doesn’t have to be this way! A Wi-Fi assessment can help improve your channel coverage as well as your signal strength. Or, if you’re looking to go in an entirely new direction, a Managed Wi-Fi subscription guarantees you a powerful, proactively monitored wireless network in an affordable as-a-Service format.