IT networks

A building’s computer network is a business-critical system similar to the plumbing, heating and ventilation. Instead of storage tanks, pipes and taps, you have computers, printers, telephone systems and servers connected by cables and wirelessly (WiFi) using specific radio frequencies. The bigger the building, the more connected devices and greater volume of work, the more complex, flexible and robust the network needs to be. If the computer network or “backbone” is inadequate for the job then you will have all sorts of problems, such as slow running software, no file access, erratic printing, poor quality telephone calls and cyber security vulnerabilities.