Networking Challenges and FAQs
Take a quick look in the table below to see if you recognise any of the pain points we commonly hear from our customers, and some of the solutions open to you when you use Equanet to rise to the challenges that networks can bring.
|Employees need to keep working when critical employees can’t get into the office.
||Certain functions and productivity can be reduced if employees can’t access the systems remotely, plus their ability to respond to customers will be affected.
||With some of our remote access solutions, users can access their systems remotely and continue their critical tasks. We work closely with Cisco, among others, to provide a number of remote access solutions.|
|There is a lack of IT and support skills at remote locations.||High cost of support, especially as companies use more advanced applications such as voice and video solutions.||With network management products, customers can support and manage remote locations without having to leave the central support locations. Equanet work with partners such as Cisco to provide the right products, installed for you.|
|Applications run slow and the network is slow to respond especially from remote locations.||Reduced responsiveness of systems can lead to lower productivity of users and can impact on customer satisfaction.
||Networking products maximize the bandwidth across the network and can prioritise the traffic across their network, ensuring the best responses possible.|
|The cost of supporting and upgrading two separate networks for data and voice information is too high.||Support costs and resources are being duplicated across two separate networks, leading to a major burden on their business and a lack of flexibility.||Unified computing products allow companies to migrate their voice and data networks and traffic onto one unified environment, with the associated savings in cost and resources. This also allows a greater flexibility when they want to deploy new users and solutions.|
|Our current network products are old and are not supported by a leading supplier.||Networks are not performing satisfactorily to support the business, leading to customer dissatisfaction and lower productivity.
||Equanet and Cisco can provide leading edge network solutions backed up by Equanet’s customer support. This allows companies to maximise their network investment. Ask us about trading in your old equipment.|
Networking Frequently Asked Questions
- Do you have employees who work in remote locations and/or tele-workers who need secure, reliable access to your company's computer systems?
Gaining access to a business' network from remote locations is a common request, with more and more staff working from home or on the road. Equanet has a range of network solutions that will allow your remote users to access your computer systems securely and reliably at all times.
- Are you planning to change or upgrade your company's network infrastructure in the next few months?
If you upgrade you will be purchasing the No.1 networking products from Equanet with the associated services and support you have come to expect from us. Browse some our extensive range of network products.
- Are you evaluating the power consumption of your network and computer systems to make yourself more 'green' and environmentally friendly?
If this is one of your requirements, just let us know. Equanet's solutions team can recommend any number of networking products that consume less power when being used. They also allow you to configure them to automatically power off when not in use, working to help reduce your carbon emissions where possible.
- Are you evaluating the security of your network, including ensuring your sensitive customer data is properly protected from 'cyber' attacks?
The threat from online fraud or attack has never been greater to UK businesses. In order to help you protect your networks and access to online data and other valuable assets, Equanet provides a variety of security products which enable you to stay one step ahead of threats, protecting your network and computer systems from network attacks and violations.
- Are you reviewing your telephony systems and/or looking at combining your voice and data networks onto one 'unified' solution?
Equanet recommends Unified Communications solutions which allow companies of all sizes to consolidate their voice and data systems onto one unified infrastructure giving potential savings in support and implementation costs. Alternatively, contact your account manager at the soonest opportunity.
Networking Challenges and FAQs
We identify common networking and data challenges and present a series of answers to commonly asked networking questions