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Is your network slow?

Your Network may be the weak link!

You know the old saying, “You’re only as strong as your weakest link”  or something like that.  Well what if the weakest link is your network?  You may have all of the latest technology in your computers.  Heck, they’re lightning fast when you create a word document, but why does it take 10 seconds longer to open that word doc when it’s on your server?

Maybe you have a network issue.  As many of you know, I’ve been doing this type of work for over 20 years, and you’d be surprised how often I step into an office with speed issues and find the old 10/100 switch installed on a network.  Now for those of you who don’t know what the heck I’m talking about.  Back in the day…  a 10/100 switch was the bomb.  Jumping from 10mbps (megabits per second) to 100 was just awesome.

But many of you don’t realize, that Gigabit is where it’s at, and you can even go way faster then that (Fiber…anyone?)

Another possible bottleneck can be your actual wires in the building.  If your wiring was done more that 10 years ago, it’s certainly worth taking a look at it.  If it says CAT5 on the wire as opposed to CAT5E or CAT6, your wire is causing a problem for you.  CAT5 network wire can only handle up to 100mbps without having issues.

So take a look at these items on your network and see if you have any of the above bottlenecks in your network.  If so, give us a call, or call us anyway and we’ll do a quick audit for you for free.  Just click here.

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