Why You Need to Upgrade Your Network

There are a number of solid reasons why it is definitely worthwhile not to wait until the end of the regular refresh cycle to update your network.

There are a number of solid reasons why it is definitely worthwhile not to wait until the end of the regular refresh cycle to update your network.

While campus network switches are not updated as regularly as data center switches, there are a number of solid reasons why it is definitely worthwhile not to wait until the end of the regular refresh cycle to update your network. To learn more about the benefits of upgrading your network, read on.

Be Prepared To Cope With BYOD Devices

 

Campus networking is wireless networking, and there are a number of devices connecting to the network which need to be taken into consideration. More devices mean more bandwidth requirements, but it is hard to know at any given time exactly what BYOD devices will be doing and what their requirements are. Whether it will involve just download bandwidth, something time critical such as VOIP, or a sudden en masse surge like Apple iOS version updates. Once end users are tied to a new way of making use of such devices, network teams are forced to adapt to coping with these shifts.

 

Handle Video Surveillance

 

Video Surveillance is another key use of your network. Often these have high definition video rates. As IP security cameras are generally on, they can majorly drain bandwidth, as well as use power that’s supplied by Power over Ethernet.  

 

Meet Your IT Department’s Needs

 

When you upgrade your network, you offer new opportunities for your IT department to be able to excel and better handle their workload. New switches offer increased management capabilities. This includes the option to treat all ports and switches in a unified manner when this was not possible before. This will ultimately help to drive operating expenses down.

 

Increase Security When You Upgrade Your Network  

 

Security capabilities are regularly integrated with new campus switch platforms. In fat, nearly half of users look for these modern security capabilities. Security is a key issue, as end users come across a lot of malware. Security and policy control are beginning to be addressed in new ways.

 

Time to upgrade your network?  SOS Tech Group is here to help!

SOS Technology Group is a full-service IT consulting company focused on delivering IT Services and Solutions to businesses across the USA. We offer a range of IT Consulting and IT Outsourcing services including Network Management, Dedicated Servers and Managed Services, customized to meet your unique business needs, so you can stop worrying about technology and focus on your business.  Give us a call at 410-559-7020 or contact us here to get started. You can also follow us onFacebook,Twitter,LinkedIn,Pinterest, and YouTube.  

 

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