There are two types of computer networks in business today. Those that were designed and installed well by competent professionals, and those that were not. Most likely your network falls into the second category because you are looking for help and reading this! Most networks that we encounter are a product of evolution. When you first set up a network, it was a simple matter of running some wire around from computer to computer until the lights started blinking. You either installed your first network yourself, or gave a deserving kid an opportunity to earn some money and gain experience while on summer vacation. Maybe it was your own kid or relative and nobody wants to criticize their work. It all seemed simple enough, but then you started adding more computers and eventually a server to share files. You added Internet and maybe some multi-user software, printers, and other devices. At some point, you added a wireless router so that your employees could use their laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Somehow it all magically worked,,,, until it didn't! This was all great until things started slowing down. Strange error messages started appearing on your screens, and some computers could not get reliably connected. Data got corrupted and you started having some real problems. You can see from the variety of types and colors of network cable lying around that different people have come through and expanded or repaired your network, spendng no more than what it takes to get by. You lost track of what goes where and what is actually being used. Employees come and go and nobody today really knows exactly what you have or understands how it all works, nor do they care. Eventually something breaks and you find out that the company, or individual who installed your network is out of business, or grew up and moved on. Now you have a mess and you want someone to come in and straighten it all out. Yes, we have seen it all before. It is time for a new network, this time professionally installed!
Typically a network install is the beginning of a long relationship with our customers. We take the care and time to plan and do the job right. We do not compromise quality on something that will wind up being so critical to the running of your business. We stick to well established wiring and installation standards and follow best practices, which will make your network reliable and easy to expand and maintain in the future. The last thing we want is for a poorly installed network to come back and haunt us.
We consider all the resources available to us whether it be placing a temporary server, offloading services to our own network, or knowing where to quickly obtain a critical replacement part. We do whatever it takes to get you operational as quickly as possible. An example of this is a customer who runs QuickBooks Enterprise on their server that crashed. In order to buy time to build a new server, we installed their QuickBooks on one of our servers for the customer to access remotely. Once the new server is up and running, the QuickBooks and Data were transferred to the new or repaired server.
We have loaner Servers, Switches, Routers, Hard Drives, and pretty much anything else to get your system back up and running so your business will not suffer.
We have the ability to perform a full analysis of your network and find out what is going on. We can find and correct connection problems due to bad cable, connectors, or electrical interfearance. We analyze your network traffic to abnormalities, traffic restrictions, or signs of virus activity. We make sure your network is secure from attackers and hackers and that your corporate and customer data is protected. We often implement QOS or Quality of Service Policies to make sure that your Internet connection is shared in a way that nobody can hog all the Internet bandwidth. We monitor your network remotely and are alerted whenever a problem arises.
We have experience building and maintaining reliable networks. We understand that nothing is more critical to the operation of your business so we do not compromise on quality. When we are finished, you can concentrate on running your business rather than fighting computer and network problems.