Having access to the Internet is the same as access to electricity and running water for your business. Your ISP is likely to give you an all-in-one modem/router when you get the service. While this is convenient, it may not work for the burgeoning business. Let’s take a look at why it might be a good idea to replace the networking hub your ISP sends you.
Your ISP’s Router Isn’t Great
When you (or a technician) set up the router your ISP gives you, you should know it’s okay for a short term solution, but as your business grows this piece of hardware won’t do. The truth is, it won’t be able to keep up with your network traffic demands, creating bottlenecks that slow down business. Eventually, you are going to have to replace the all-in-one device with a modem and a router that can help facilitate the computing demands your business carries. Why not do it now and have the hardware in place?
Security is a Main Consideration
Whenever business technology is considered, its ability to add to organizational security has to be taken into account. The router that your ISP provides you might come with some minimal security measures in place, but a business that holds personal, financial, and proprietary information needs more. Replacing that device with a modem and router that is built for a business can help build a much better security profile.
You Will Likely Need Multiple Bands and Connections
Today’s business leans pretty heavily on their wireless connections, and as a result they need all the options, including the use of multiple bands. The ideal router for a business supports multiple bands of wireless signal. This not only allows the business to have multiple networks to keep some data from the chance of exposure, it also can give the organization’s Wi-Fi the best band for its needs.
Any time your business needs to procure the hardware needed to effectively do business, give the IT professionals at Reciprocal Technologies a call at (317) 759-3972. Our technicians can help you build a plan that is right for you and use our relationships to get you a great price on hardware of all types.