Coming up with a network design for your business can be tricky. There are a number of things to take into consideration, and unless you’ve done a couple of installations yourself, you’ll probably have to call in a contractor to help.
You’re going to need the following things to get your network in place:
Not only will you need the above, you’ll also need a budget and a number of quotes from reputable network designers and installers.
It isn’t easy doing any kind of design without a plan. The simplest way we found is using mind-mapping software. It allows you to visualize everything coming together at a central starting point.
A Network is typically a web of interlinking devices leading back to a server or router to connect to the internet and each other. So, using the mind-mapping software makes the process simple.
If it doesn’t make sense for you to do so, call us in and we’ll lead you through each step of the process.
You will need a central space; or at least, a dedicated location in your business where you can locate your switch, server and router. Often, a wall-mount server cabinet is used to house a hub and the router.
We source and install wall-mount server cabinets for a nominal fee.
Network equipment consists of:
We source all of these and install them for you. It’s often best to do any kind of network installation while your office is being renovated or built. This planning should form part of the network design process.
Depending on your level of knowledge, you can do all of the installation work yourself, or you can call in installers.
Often, you will find that installers have specific functions. In our case, we do all of the work, but at times, you will find that manufacturers of server cabinets, do their own cabinet installations.
We specialize in data cabling, so planning and installing the entire network is part of our role in the whole network design, planning and implementation process.
So, you.ve got your network setup and everyone has left the building. You go plug in your new equipment, and nothing works as it should. Who do you call?
Instead of having multiple contractors each doing their own bit, you can call on us to help support and maintain your network. It’s often much easier for the people who did the network design, and installation to solve problems than it is for someone from outside.
If you need any kind of help with the network design for your business, whether you’re moving to a new office, renovating or extending your office or building, let us know. We’ll help you with every step of the network design and implementation process.
Technoserv Technology Solutions 2018