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Got questions about wireless technology? We've got the answers
Is a wireless network secure?
Yes. Encryption keeps out unauthorised users. And when we design a wireless LAN (Local Area Network) we take everything relevant into account: the local environment, the structure of the building involved and the local user community. Only then do we install the wireless network hardware. This means that even in a crowded environment like an industrial estate, your network stays your own. Once the installation has been completed, it’s important to manage the network to ensure that no short-cuts are taken that might compromise the security set-up.
Will wireless technology cost more?
Typically, no. In fact, it can be quite economical. A new-build or network upgrade project, for example, means there’s no need to run cable through your building. And since going wireless can increase the mobility of your workforce you may be able to make significant productivity gains. Within a wireless office, users have access to company information and resources whether they’re in the presentation suite, a conference room or having a cuppa in the café. Nice.
Will wireless put more pressure on my IT department?
Honestly? Yes, in the initial stages of an implementation, and depending on your IT resources. This is because you’ll have to embrace and understand a new technology, and decide the level of management expertise it will need. Once the solution is up and running, it should have no more of an overhead than a traditional cabled solution. We can work with you to decide how much of the project your internal resource can handle and then tailor a solution that provides any necessary support.
Is a wireless network as dependable as a physical one?
There are a few risks specific to wireless – like interference, changes in the local environment and software compatibility – but detailed planning and careful risk assessment will reveal potential weaknesses and deal with them before you’re up and running. As with any network there are threats and challenges that require managing in order to keep the system working at its best.
Will I be able to do everything through wireless that I can do now?
Yes. All the functionality you get from a physical, wired network is available from a wireless one. And, depending on the stage of network development, going wireless could give you the opportunity to add new capabilities to your business, like adding IP telephony or a Multimedia solution to give everyone even greater freedom in how and where they communicate.
Where can I look at your wireless offering in more detail?
We thought you'd never ask! You can find out more here.