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The Importance Of Solid Networking Services

Monday, October 26th, 2020
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Did you know that your networking infrastructure is almost as important as your employees? Having a solid network allows them to do their jobs more efficiently and creates a more secure environment. Every company should know about their network and its current health, whether large or small.

What is a network infrastructure?

A network is essentially the group of resources used for communication between staff and information. It has hardware (example: computers), software (example: virus protection), and services (example: internet). A small business may have a few computers, one server, and some phones. Large businesses could have multiple servers, computer access points, applications, and various types of phone lines for communication.

Maintaining your network

No matter what size your network is, you must maintain it for it to function properly. The best way to do this is to have one or more IT professionals on the job. You could hire staff at your location, but it is often better for businesses to work with an IT solutions provider. They have the knowledge, expertise, time, and resources to maintain your network systems.

Here are just some of the things your IT team can and should do to help you create a solid networking infrastructure.

  1. Get to know your company: When you first start working with an IT professional, they should take the time to get to know your business. This includes your network as well as your resources. For example, they may be familiar with your systems. But, if they don’t know how many employees you have and who has access to what, they can’t provide the proper solutions.
  2. Understand business IT: There is a difference between IT solutions for businesses and those for individuals. The capabilities of the IT company you choose should match your needs. A total technology solutions (TTS) provider is the best option as far as service capabilities go. They understand multiple aspects of business networking and technology.
  3. Use the right solutions: Once an IT professional understands your unique needs, they can use their expertise to give you the right services. Commonly chosen solutions include the following and more.
    • Security (virus protection, SPAM prevention, etc…)
    • Software and hardware upgrades
    • Managed services
    • Hosted cloud services
    • Cabling
    • Web content filtering

The benefits of working with a TTS provider

There are many benefits that your business can get from your IT solutions provider, besides the above.

  • You won’t have to worry about finding the right in-house team or paying them. The TTS provider will have the professionals you need and will likely charge you less for more experienced service.
  • The efficiency of your business is just as important to the IT techs as it is to you. Their entire job is to focus on the systems of their clients. Most are passionate about their field as well, which means they will enjoy helping your business succeed and grow.
  • Your IT services can be scaled alongside your business. A TTS provider will be with you during every step of your growth.
  • Are you ready to get professional, expert IT services?

    At Andrews & Associates, we are dedicated to providing the best technology solutions and customer service to small, medium, and large businesses. Give us a call at (806) 242-1088 to learn about our Services or reach out to us by Sending an Email!