If you are running a small business, you know that every dollar counts. So, you might be wondering if you would get much return on your investment with a network assessment.
A network assessment is, in a nutshell, exactly what it sounds like. It’s a review or audit of your current network: Including security, processes, performance, hardware and infrastructure.
We believe that regular network assessments can save small business owners headaches down the road and should be a part of your technology budget. By having regular assessments, you can identify issues BEFORE they become big issues and help you make budget decisions – let’s face it, technology isn’t cheap – so you don’t get hammered with a larger bill later.
It can also help you avoid security issues – no one wants a breach.
So, does your business need a network assessment? Here are some things to consider.
Time for a network assessment
If it’s been a while since you had one done, or if you have NEVER had one done, now is the time to schedule a network assessment. You should have a good handle on any potential issues in your network, security wise, and have an outsider try to fix them before hackers come in.
If you haven’t looked at your network in a while, or ever, you probably don’t have a good idea how it is performing. A solid assessment will do just that so you can improve speed and processes – making your business more efficient.
It can also help you find outdated or underperforming technology and make a plan for upgrades.
For some industries, like non-profits or healthcare, there are strict guidelines and regulations you need to follow.
If your technology and network isn’t up to par, you could face compliance issues – and fines.
At AccuNet, we can answer your questions about network assessments and help you decide if it’s time for your small business to do one. Contact us today.