Network architecture refers to how a network is designed, including the hardware and software used, connectivity of the parts, whether it is wired or wireless, and software rules and protocols. In short, it is the plan for what your network is made of and how those parts work together.
A good network design is essential for any business. Strong design provides better functionality, more power, and is more easily developed down the line when the network must evolve to meet new needs. It will also remain stable and more resistant to security threats for longer. Plus, custom-built network architecture will be designed specifically for the demands you will put on it, ensuring it can meet those demands for a long time.
Is expanding or updating my network architecture really necessary?
As businesses grow, the demands they place on their networks change. Over time, adding onto networks to accommodate these changes can cause a network to slow down or become less stable. Maintaining these networks becomes more expensive, and continuing to build onto them introduces more security and stability risks.
In contrast, an updated network allows you to use updated software and remain competitive, especially if your business is involved in any form of e-commerce. Besides offering new features, updated software often contains updated security features that better protect your business. Although it can seem unnecessary, research shows small- to medium-sized businesses lose 42 hours of productivity and $1.8 trillion per year because of outdated technology.
What can a network architect do for me?
Network architects can safely upgrade your network to expand its longevity. They can also design a new network to better meet your business’ distinct needs, even projecting what kind of growth you will require in the future so that your new network can grow with you for longer.
The experts at TracSoft have been doing this for over 20 years. Don’t wonder about your network needs; count on our expertise to help you make one of the most important investments for your business.
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