Why A Network Maintenance Plan Will Improve Your Business
02 March 2022
As your business grows and expands, the challenge of setting up and maintaining a fully functioning computer network can become challenging. Advancements in technology have brought with it a range of new hardware, software packages and connection platforms that require access to advanced network capabilities. To fully implement the benefits of these advancements for your business, considering a total networking support package that will provide routine support and maintenance for your network is key.
Here are six reasons why a network monitoring maintenance plan will improve your business.
Computer networks, like other business equipment, require regular maintenance to perform at their peak. A solid network monitoring and maintenance plan will ensure that all the critical aspects of the network are monitored for potential faults on a regular basis. Some of the key areas of the network that require regular monitoring and maintenance include the system’s logs, antivirus system and the hard drives. A solid maintenance plan will make your business strong enough to overcome any anticipated situations thus reducing downtime incidents.
A proactive maintenance plan will make the company providing this service reliable to you and your business. Proactive network monitoring and maintenance will result in knowing that you network is maintained and well cared for. The service provider too will receive minimal system complaints since the hardware and software is regularly monitored and maintained at contractually agreed intervals and in turn, your customers and suppliers will find your business reliable to do carry out important business with, which is important in a competitive business environment.
Waiting to engage with a network support company when the entire system is down or has multiple complaints might be very costly to your business. Firstly, you may lose countless business hours during this downtime. Next, you will end up paying a very high one-time service fee from an ad hoc approach to a service provider which has no contract in place with your business. Lastly, repairing a system which is already substantially damaged can be very costly and require vast resources when compared to a scheduled maintenance plan that will highlight any issues before they escalate. With an agreed and proactive maintenance plan, the network maintenance provider will design a package that is tailored to suit your specific business needs.
Having computers in a network is normally enough to have each unit communicating with one another. However, data is constantly in transit whenever users access other computers and depending on the layout of your network and the number of actively working computers, the time it takes to retrieve data can vary. A well-maintained network ensures that your connectivity is optimised thus making it easy for your employees and customers to access data and other resources without too much waiting.
Poorly maintained networks usually get compromised on many security features making them more vulnerable to virus, cyber and other types of attack as well as remote hacking whenever the network is connected to the internet. However, a network monitoring and maintenance plan ensures that both the performance and security of the network are constantly under watch.
Better recovery solution
Damage or data loss in one of the systems in the network can result in a disaster for a business. Repairing the damage can also be a major challenge if you do not have any network solutions. Not only does a network monitoring and maintenance plan prevent such problems, but it also provides a backup storage that will be essential in repairing and restoring virtually any system in the network.
Every business does have some form of networking infrastructure that handles its daily operations. As with every system, there will be downtimes or even breakdowns which can interfere with the normal business operations. Fortunately, outsourced network services are faster becoming an appropriate alternative for professional and reliable business network monitoring and maintenance.
Are you in need of a Network Maintenance plan for your premises? Contact us here or give us a call on 01702 293157 to speak with our security experts.