It’s rush hour. Everyone is trying to jam onto the highway all at once. You sit wasting time, frustrated. But you’re not in a car — you’re at your desk. And the traffic backup is from a data and information bottleneck on your business highway — your network.
Although network performance affects the productivity of critical business operations, like our highway infrastructure, networks tend to receive attention only when something ‘bad’ happens. Regular maintenance and monitoring are back burner items for overworked IT departments pushed to install the latest application. It’s a combination destined to create trouble, usually in the form of a bandwidth issue.
The bandwidth jam
Because network usage is an evolving thing, the number of users and the type of usage changes minute to minute, with new services constantly added. Too often these changes to band-width demand are made without any regard to band-width availability. And there you are, sitting at your computer waiting, waiting, waiting. Or worse, crashing.
What to do? Don’t panic-buy. Businesses often rush to purchase new equipment when all they really need is to better use what they already have.
Network monitoring and maintenance are key. And it’s easy to make them part of your IT team’s best practices by seeking help from an experienced networking partner.