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Is it time to upgrade the network infrastructure of your growing business?

By Denise De Albuquerque

Your network infrastructure is the backbone of your business. It's what allows your team to communicate with each other and with your customers. As your business grows, you need a more robust and reliable network. Growth is exciting, but it can be demanding, especially for your network. With the newest advances in technology, it may be challenging to keep up with the latest trends, and you may not be fully aware of the other challenges that can affect your network. So how do you know when it's time for your network to get an upgrade? Here are a few signs that you have to keep an eye on.

Your network has not undergone any upgrade for five years.

Often, businesses operate under the misconception that their network infrastructure is running just fine because no one is experiencing any issues. However, this is not always the case. Your business networks may be working slower than they should be due to a lack of updates and upgrades. Additionally, many newer technologies and applications may no longer be compatible with older systems.

Your business growth requires new team members and more network users.

Expectedly, growth comes with the need for new employees and business processes. Moreover, an expansion also needs to upgrade your network infrastructure to accommodate the additional users and devices. This situation will also require increased network bandwidth and storage capacity to meet your business needs.

You have experienced numerous network security threats.

If your business is prone to external security threats like hacking, data breach or phishing, it is highly recommended to upgrade your network infrastructure. One successful attack on your network can be extremely devastating to your business. By upgrading your network equipment, facilities and security features, you can better protect yourself against future attacks.

You are missing sales and business opportunities.

Are you getting complaints from your sales team that they missed a video conference with a client because of an unstable internet connection? Missed business opportunities are the ultimate signs that you need to upgrade your network infrastructure. Especially in this time and age where most businesses use video conferencing to connect with clients, business partners and off-site team members, it is crucial to have a fast, reliable and stable network.

Upgrading your infrastructure is a significant investment, but it's well worth making. A recent study by the University of Maryland found that, on average, companies see a 45% increase in their network traffic every year. With this level of growth, it's essential to update your network infrastructure regularly to ensure that you can accommodate new users, new technologies and new opportunities. By upgrading your switches, routers, and access points, you'll be able to improve the performance and reliability of your entire network.

TP-Link offers a wide range of technologically advanced products to enhance your network's performance and security functions. Our business solutions are highly customizable and can support any business requirement from small to medium and large enterprises. To learn more about the benefits of upgrading your network infrastructure, visit https://www.tp-link.com/ca/business-networking/ or contact us through sales.ca@tp-link.com.

Denise De Albuquerque

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