When you are an entrepreneur starting your own business, there are plenty of rules and regulations to attract your attention. Then add-on finding a good building, good employees, and it’s no wonder that new businesses are known for being incredibly stressful. In setting up the physical business structure, one term to remember is ‘network infrastructure.’
Network infrastructure is simply the hardware and software resources the business will use to enable connectivity, communication, operations, and management. Hardware in this case refers to routers, switches, cables, and wireless routers. The components lead to a list of services that includes the internet access, building security, the phone systems, and the team that will ensure these systems will continue to operate smoothly. Here’s how to set these up for your business.
What If You Aren’t Tech Savvy? How Do You Get Started With Network Infrastructure?
You don’t need to be part of the IT (information technology) team to get your business started, or even to update an existing one. This doesn’t mean that you will need to know everything, it simply means you will need to know enough about the process to choose a good team to get things started.
Get the Internet Connection Locked-In.
Any business in today’s world needs an online presence to grow. A reliable website for clients, and a reliable internet connection for employees, are two incredibly important factors for any business to be successful. The actual setup with cables, LAN, or WAN, and routers can be confusing for those with a mind towards business, not connectivity. It may actually be more beneficial to ask your chosen tech guru about a wireless access point setup viability in streamlining internet connection.
The Types of Business Phone Systems to Choose From.
There are three main types of phone systems suitable for businesses.
1. Key System Unit (KSU). This option is best for very small businesses of less than 40 employees.
2. Private Branch Exchange (PBX). This option allows for the automatic rerouting of phone calls, which is great for those companies with many departments.
3. Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) . This option works by using an internet connection and a phone, allowing callers to speak even when in different countries. When a traditional phone system is replaced with VoIP, some users may see a savings of between 20% to 50% on their phone bills.
When setting up a physical business, the little details are important. When it comes to network infrastructure setup, it helps to bring in a trusted consultant to help. Decide which business phone option works for your company. Also, consider using cloud hosting for storage. Doing so can reduce the amount of network infrastructure on your end. Look into companies that can offer a service of 720 to 1080 pixels for a cloud-hosted security camera. Essentially, try to make informed decisions about the details that you understand, and leave the cables and switches to the expert.