A slow network can kill your business. Important calls could drop in the middle. Cloud applications can take longer to load. Everyone loses valuable productivity when they have to wait around for the network to finish its task.
Though it may be tempting to throw money at the network to fix the problem, more money may not always be the solution. You will want to diagnose your network and see if there are any you can find that, once fixed, will breathe new life into your office's network speed.
Optimize Your Cloud Connectivity
More critical workloads are shifting to the cloud daily. The more these vital tasks get migrated to the cloud, the more critical optimizing your cloud connectivity becomes.
The simplest way to improve your cloud connection speed is to connect to the cloud center directly. With this strategy, you won't have to send any private data over the public internet. This method provides you extra security, increased availability and uptime, and maximum performance.
Implement Data Compression
Limitations in bandwidth will always exist in one form or another.
Data compression helps you get around these limitations by using algorithms to compress the size of files getting transmitted through your network. This simple strategy can boost your organization's network speeds significantly.
Keep Your Updates Current
You will continuously need to update your apps and operating system firmware to stay current with security and speed optimizations.
You also need to stay current with new hardware technologies and replace your old hardware when significant upgrades get released. As of now, fiber internet is the latest tech, and if you're not using it, you're letting your organization fall behind.
Monitor Your Network
Monitoring tools let you collect detailed information on network errors and where they're located. This information allows you to hunt down and eliminate these errors to reduce downtime and increase your network's overall health and speed.
Check for Viruses or Malware
Malware can be a huge culprit in slowing down your network. If you suspect that malware or other malicious activity on your network is slowing it down, contact an emergency IT specialist immediately to quickly diagnose and fix the situation.
Keeping up on your network optimizations is a never-ending battle. As technology advances at breakneck speed, you will need to stay vigilant with ensuring that your network can handle the requirements of doing business in today's high-speed world.