A network comprises of multiple computers that are linked to share resources, enable electronic communications as well as exchange files among people. Two of the common types of networks include local area networks and wireless area networks.
To install a network or upgrade an existing network, it is required to evaluate the network requirements of an organization.
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Determine the number of cables
The number of devices that you wish to connect to the network of the office gives an ideal will give you about the number of cables that are required.
The sever room location, the number of walls, etc. show any negotiations that are required to make at the time of network cable installation. Look for cables that are flexible to make changes. It should be in accordance with the needs of the business.
Determine the number of users
The first and most important thing to prepare your office for network installation is to figure out the number of people who will be using the network. In addition to it, it is also important to find out how they will access it.
Figure out when the users will work on their individual computer or will share the same computer. Will any of these users require remote access to the network remotely from wither office or home or will they work from the office?
The answers to all these questions will assist in the estimation of the number of peripherals, and computers that your network should support.
Determine your requirements
Determination of the requirements of the users and the team members is another important aspect to consider. Define the needs of every group and the relative costs to include them into the network plan. This will help in saving valuable time, money, and energy of the business.
Determine the type of support that your business needs
You need to decide whether it is possible for you to install as well as maintain the network or it requires an external firm or a consultant to deal with it. It is advised to take the assistance of network professionals to save money, time as well as the headache to resolve your in-house networking requirements.
Determine the level of security your business require
Another very integral aspect that you need to consider is security. It is important to construct a robust network with all the necessary network security features such as passwords, an external firewall, data encryption, and virus protection.
Along with these tips, it is important to ensure that office network cabling is implemented properly and it remains efficient throughout the business operation. It is important to get professional level assistance for cable installation and perform any corrective improvements to the existing cable management in accordance with the business networking requirements.