Unclogging your network’s pipes

For a business, one of the most important tools around is their networking.

Connecting their computers together, and the group to the internet, this resource is fundamental to loads of the work a company has to do. As more users join the network and it becomes more complicated, though, things can start to slow down.

To help you out with this, this post will be exploring the action which can be taken to ensure that a network is running a peak performance. Along with this, though, you could also consider the help of a professional.

Perform An Audit: The first part of this journey will be the audit you perform on your network. This job will involve looking at the very building blocks of your connection. From here, you can slowly move around from component to component until you find the one which is causing speed issues. Companies like Singularity Networks can help you with this, using their complex tools to do the job for you. This will help you to start finding your problems.

Find The Problems: Once you’ve figured out which part of the network is causing slowness, you can begin to figure out why there is an issue in the first place. On your company’s DNS server, for example, you may have far too many users connecting to the same subnet, and this will make things go very slow. Finding this sort of issue will help you to cut it out, making the network nice and fast again. Most companies don’t bother with this sort of effort, keeping their old hardware going without the right knowledge to do so. But, in reality, this will only make life harder for you.

Find Alternatives: In some cases, the burdens on your network will be unavoidable. For example, a lot of modern call centres will use online phones, like Skype, to do their job. Being network-based, these sorts of tools can use loads of bandwidth. To solve this issue, finding an alternative which uses less will help you to avoid missing out on the tools you need, while also making things faster for you. This will ensure that you’re always making the most of the network you have.

Using Cleaning Tools: Finally, it’s time to think about the cleaning work which can be handled by the server all on its own. There are loads of software tools out there which can clean databases, server systems, and the other parts of your network for you. Having something like this running will prevent build up, making your network a lot less likely to slow down in the future. In a lot of cases, this sort of work will save you loads of time and money.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start working harder on the time you put into your company’s networking. A lot of people will ignore this area, simply assuming that their hardware is aging. In reality, though, most server rooms have decades left in them, and it just needs to be unlocked with the right work.

Free newsletter signup
Never miss another Bankless Times news story as we send you hand-picked articles every morning
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else. You will only receive our daily newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time.