A Guide to Setting Up a Small Business Network

In order to run a business of any size, a competent computer network is crucial. In most cases we have come to rely on computing systems so much that if things go wrong with them, it can be detrimental to the finances.  

There are several reasons why having a comprehensive IT system in place is beneficial. Here’s a look at some of them, along with a guide to setting up a network of your own. 

Why we need a network

As we begin a new decade, the tech used in business is more advanced than ever, and major players in the computing world are insisting that we make sure we can keep up with the latest developments. But why is it so important to introduce a network? How is it so influential on the day-to-day running of a business? 

The main reason is that it enables communication between staff members as well as clients. File sharing is an important part of doing business and communicating the ideas and plans you have for clients and customers, as well as for your employees, can be done with ease through a functioning IT network. 

In addition, it makes it easier to connect everyone up to key office resources, such as printers, scanners and copiers; is a cost-effective option as you’re just using one internet connection; and boosts your storage capacity. 

The network you need

Small businesses tend to use a Local Area Network (LAN) connection. This is where there is a group of computers that are connected to each other, as well as to other devices, and this all tends to be based in the same room or building. As a small business owner, you’re likely to need a LAN connection for your office.

How to choose what you need

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