Installing, updating or upgrading a network can be a stressful time for many businesses. Depending on the size and purpose of your organisation, there are many factors to consider before making a decision.
At NetCraft, we have more than a decade of experience in network implementation and maintenance and a team able to assist you on everything from infrastructure design through to replacement options at the end of a product's lifecycle.
As there's no one-size-fits-all approach to IT infrastructure, we've compiled a selection of our customers' most common concerns to help you make the most informed and beneficial decisions for your business.
1."What is it going to cost our business?"
There's a misconception that IT costs a lot, or that a business doesn't receive much of a return from their investment. In a world dominated by network-capable businesses, this can lead to frustration. However, ensuring your business has adequate storage and network capacity to support continued business growth doesn't have to be a complicated process.
Quite often, we'll work with people who want to add to their existing network, whether it's a small business growing into a larger organisation and expanding their network to accommodate several hundred employees, or a local government body that is preparing to shift to electronically storing ratepayer information. Over the years we've amassed a wealth of experience at all levels, so we work with you to understand the challenges you're facing, your business requirements and how we can present a solution that is scalable into the future.
Our customers know where they want to go in terms of the growth they're expecting in the coming months and years. It's our job to help them achieve that and to understand what they need to get to that point with the minimum frustration possible.
2. "How do we know we'll choose the best option for our needs?"
The best network solution is one scaled to suit the needs of the business. As experts in our industry, we've seen over a decade of products come through our business, so we know what's going to work for our customers and what is the most suitable.
Just as we know a million-dollar firewall won't be best suited to a small business, we know a hundred-dollar modem isn't the best line of defence for sensitive customer information. Our long-standing relationships with a number of vendors means we can recommend the best products to our clients, with the experience and skill to back up and support them through the entire lifecycle of their product.
This includes the initial design, installation and configuration of an IT solution, then ongoing maintenance to suit business requirements. At the close of the lifecycle, we recommend a replacement product or solution, and ensure our customers have a pathway where they understand both the cost to their business and the direction their choices are taking them.
The best network solution is one scaled to suit the needs of the business.
3. "Will we need to change our network in a few months?"
Like the foundation of a house, if a network is built right it will last for a long, long time. If a foundation is built on materials thrown down without planning, design or engineering, it won't be fit for purpose and will need replacing before long.
We work with our customers to understand the best options for their business, and recommend products that last. This means we provide a solution that isn't just suitable now, but three or five years into the future, so your network can support your business growth instead of hindering it.
At NetCraft, we aim to tailor a solution to meet the needs of your business. To learn more about our services, speak to one of our team today.