What are the Benefits of a Local Area Network?
The advantages of an office LAN are manifold. By having a central printer, for example, a business can avoid buying individual printers for each workstation. Workflow is enhanced while being easier than ever to control and administer. Flexibility and creativity can also improve. A LAN is a win-win situation for management and employees alike.
A LAN at home is extremely convenient. Share programs, images, music and digital projects, and enjoy gaming. Share a high-end colour printer, scanner or other equipment. If you are concerned about your children’s Internet use, a LAN is one way to supervise online activity.
A hard-wired LAN is more trouble to install, as it requires running a physical Ethernet cable from each client to the DSL, switch or router. However, a wired LAN is reliable and secure. A wireless LAN is easier to install and less expensive, but requires a few more steps in the software setup to ensure it is secure. It may also be slower than a wired LAN, but this depends on the wireless standard used, as newer standards now effectively compete with wired speeds.
How can a LAN help my business?
Businesses with more than 5 employees should seriously consider a centralised client / server Network. Building a solid infrastructure for any business starts with a good centralised design which in turn provides room for future growth with minimal investment and duplication of effort. Consider the number of devices that will be connected to the network (PCs, printers, or other devices).
It is important that you work with someone who understands your business today and who has the vision for what your needs will be like in the future, while not overselling or under-sizing the solution. The biggest mistake most businesses make with their first network is not considering future adds, moves and changes to the network and the equipment.
L.A.N. Local Area Network - Client Testimonials
- Leeds Based Medical Company - Nemark were asked to assist in the delivery of a new network to support our expanding business, After the initial consultation a solution was developed to take our company forward. The resulting new network was delivered on time, within budget and has really helped our team get more out of IT. Thanks Guys!