You know the score
It's how you connect to the internet, share files around the office, and access your workstation from home.
It's how you keep your business running.
And when everything's set up properly, you can more or less take for granted that all of this will just work. Just like the carpet beneath your feet, you shouldn't even have to think about it as you go about your day.
So how does this go wrong?
First off there are
Just because you can connect two components a certain way, doesn’t mean you should. That’s why the industry has developed various standards. But not everyone follows these: they either don’t really understand them or they just can’t be bothered.
A spaghetti and meatballs network still works, it’s just completely incomprehensible to any tech who works on it. So whenever anyone tries to add new devices or fix a problem, it takes way too long to figure out how it’s put together. The costs keep adding up – because one way or another, you’re gonna be billed for the hours.
Honestly, these things can be such a colossal waste of time that it’s often easiest just to unplug everything and connect it up properly. That’s literally the fastest way to figure out how it’s put together.
And then there are
This one is a bit different – at first, it was designed very well. But as your business has grown and your needs have changed, various limbs and organs have been sewn on, like assembling Frankenstein’s monster.
The other way you could look at it is like an archaeological dig in the Old City of Jerusalem – every layer is a relic of a different era. When your shiny new 10 gigabit switch is hooked up to wire and boxes from the early 90s, it runs at 0.1% of the speed that it’s meant to. No wonder sending a big file across the office makes you furious.
And to top it off there are
You probably realise it’s not smart to connect anything to the internet without thinking about security. What might surprise you is how many businesses are running a network with perfectly good security systems that have never been configured. It’s kind of like Fort Knox with all the doors wide open.
Have you really got time for network problems?
You bet we’ve done this before. Our techs have been working with networks since the early 2000s. We've seen what works. And we’ve seen what comes back to haunt you. On the odd occasion, some of the shoddily designed networks we've had to fix have even give us bad dreams.
A well designed and properly documented network saves you so much headache. It does what it's supposed to. And it can grow or change without anyone pulling their hair out trying to figure out how it works.
The end result is that you don’t even have to think about it. You and your team can just get things done.
Because you're busy
We get it. You've got a business to run.
You've already got enough on your plate without having to juggle the wiring installation with the IT technicians while sorting out the hardware as well.
Let us manage all of this for you.
We'll handle everything from understanding your needs, designing the right system to fit, procuring the parts, managing the wiring, connecting it all together and configuring it.
So that you can get on with the rest of your day.
Built to scale
Things like poor management of IP addresses can make it very difficult to scale your network. There’s two ways your tech can approach this situation: they can either apply quick and dirty fixes that leave you with a Frankenstein Network. Or they can take the whole thing apart and rebuild from scratch.
Why not just get it right the first time?
We’ll configure your network to work today and tomorrow.
Keeping you safe from harm
Good security stops the bad guys.
But it's not so strict that it stops your team from working.
A well-configured firewall, intelligent management of users, and promptly updated firmware are your friends. We can manage all of that.
Ten four can you read me?
Sure, ethernet cables are faster. But wireless is pretty damn convenient.
We can sort you out with either or both.
We'll get your wireless cooperating with your wired network, with heat maps to ensure your whole workplace is covered.
Need someone to keep your network secure, fast and well configured?
Or to troubleshoot your problems and nagging frustrations?
We can sort it out and keep it all in good working order.
We can even set it up to support your network remotely.
We'd love to hear from you
We can help businesses across the Melbourne metropolitan area with their computer networking needs.
If that's you - we'd love to have a chat.
So please put your details in the form below. It'd be lovely to hear from you.