Your network is the engine of your IT system. It needs only three operational characteristics: resilience, security and speed. Business networks are usually made up of both wired and wireless solutions.
A resilient network
A resilient network maintains service when bad things happen.You can have extra wiring, standby systems, spare internet connections, and redundant firewalls, routers and network switches, all at varying quality and cost. It all depends on the balance you want between risk and business need.It’s practical to keep essential parts of your business network operational, even in quite extreme circumstances.
A secure network
A secure network prevents bad people doing bad things to your business IT, from both inside and outside your organisation. Such a network is protected from intruders, and from your own staff doing things they shouldn’t, either accidentally or deliberately.
A fast network
A fast network allows all of your staff to do their jobs, without being slowed down by some part of the infrastructure. Crucially, it also allows clients to interact with you over the internet, with a fast and responsive web presence, and for you to run your e-commerce in a fast and reliable way.