Networks may seem like a behind-the-scenes part of your business, but it is actually the backbone and how you connect to customers, employees, vendors, and partners worldwide. Without a safe and secure network, you leave your business at risk, which could cost 1%-10% of available production time. Network Maintenance and related management services are essential to ensure a seamless data exchange and keep your business running.
Here’s how a team of dedicated network engineers and managers can help your business and protect your most valuable assets.
Efficient Troubleshooting and Service
One of the cornerstones of network maintenance is the ability to troubleshoot and service your network infrastructure efficiently. Without regular updates, you have more to fix when something goes wrong and more action tasks to address if you lag between service dates.
Network management and related services provide real-time monitoring of your network’s devices and applications. You can quickly identify and resolve issues before they escalate into costly and time-consuming problems. Network maintenance can also help generate alerts and notifications when red flags arise, send them to the appropriate administrator, and allow quick action and resolution.
Simplifies Your Network Infrastructure
As your business grows, so does your network and infrastructure, making it easy to overlook its disorganization. Network maintenance helps simplify your infrastructure with a single interface to manage your devices, switches, routers, servers, and more. You no longer need multiple management tools and can then reduce the complexity of your network’s environment.
Depending on your needs and the scope of your service agreement, network management can automatically detect network devices, so your IT administrators aren’t spending valuable time adding them to the system. Beyond working more efficiently, this strategy also helps reduce or eliminate the risk of errors associated with manual configuration.
Helps Your Network Scale
When your business grows, so does your data and network infrastructure. Network maintenance is essential for scaling to accommodate increased traffic and connected devices. You end up with a flexible but secure platform that can accommodate these changes and give your business the support it needs. Beyond robust support and infrastructure, your network maintenance can also provide predictive analytics to anticipate any capacity requirements or potential issues. These analytics also help take a proactive approach to upgrades to avoid unexpected downtime and anticipate possible costs in your budget.
Allows for Preemptive Repairs
Your network maintenance service also analyzes performance data to detect patterns and trends. As a result, you have more insights about potential or upcoming network issues and can make repairs before they get out of hand. For example, your network management service may be able to detect that a connected device is running low on disk space and signal imminent failure. IT administrators can work quickly to replace the device before it gives out and prevent downtime and potential revenue loss.
Depending on your industry, you may be required to exercise compliance by providing real-time monitoring and auditing of your network activity. Your administrators or IT department can identify and address any vulnerabilities and work to meet regulatory requirements and best practices. Your network maintenance services can also provide detailed logs of your business’ network activity to demonstrate compliance during potential audits.
Makes it Easier to Restore or Retrieve Data
Data loss is often a catastrophic event for businesses, especially if they do not have an active and reliable way to restore and retrieve data. Instead of scrambling to put together a patchwork of tricks to get your missing data back online, you need a way to restore it to its latest and most accurate version quickly. Your network maintenance provides automated backups of your network devices and applications to ensure critical data is always available.
Why Work with Balata One for Network Maintenance?
Network maintenance is essential to running your business and keeping your systems and data secure. While you focus on growing your business, you can rest easy knowing Balata One is taking an actionable, preemptive approach to your network and ensuring its performance and availability. Our team is focused on providing the most up-to-date service and cutting-edge solutions to protect the integrity of your business. Contact us today to learn more and discuss your needs.