One of the principal challenges with any networking infrastructure (switches, wireless access points, firewalls and routers) is striking the appropriate balance between performance and security. Critical also is the selection of the most suitable infrastructure for your requirements and installing it accordingly for reliability, functionality and performance.
The number and type of devices expected to seamlessly connect to a network, from multiple locations, is constantly increasing. A network needs to automatically recognise wired and wireless devices - ranging from PCs, servers, printers and phones to TVs, CCTV and fridges - we are in the age of the Internet of Things (IOT). Consequently, we need to provision the network services in line with business requirements. The network could be a single site with a limited number of users, or it could include sites across several continents and involve thousands of users and devices.
All too often the network is overlooked, but it is the foundation on which all other services run. In LAN3's experience many establishments have either inappropriate hardware and/or software, or an appropriate infrastructure that has not been optimally configured, secured or managed. Every year LAN3 invests heavily in keeping staff abreast of progress in Networking. Clients are often confronted by issues surrounding time and budget, and are thus unable to keep step with latest technological practices and breakthroughs. For this reason, LAN3 is called upon to design, install, support and indeed manage our customers' networks, freeing up customer time for existing and new strategic projects.
Teaching tools, student resources, data, applications and services are increasingly migrating to the cloud, creating a rapidly rising workload for the network.
The network may also be linked to CCTV and door access controls. As a result, the skill and knowledge involved in managing a network
Reliable infrastructure is of fundamental importance in an enterprise. However, with the continuing migration of data, applications, and services to the cloud, there is an ever increasing workload for that infrastructure.
The increasing demands from users - with more devices in more locations - adds to the challenge.
The main challenge for networking and Wi-Fi in retail and customer attractions is using it to benefit both customers and your business.
Wi-Fi has become a customer expectation and can be leveraged to enhance loyalty while providing invaluable marketing and business data.
The ability to deliver EPR (Electronic Patient Records) to a clinician’s device
To deliver these applications securely across a range of devices and
“From start to finish LAN3 were professional, knowledgeable and keen to understand the problems and issues we faced as a business, and help us address them.”
“With a new International Aviation Academy ready for take-off in 2017, the first of its kind in the UK, these are exciting times for KLM Engineering, and we need a resilient IT network to support us as we grow.”