Austin is home to tech companies, new and old. The industry surrounding this modest population of musicians, cinematographers, and artists, amounts to a jelly filled doughnut, with the jelly being the sweet culture rich center of a dense doughy matrix which expands exponentially as it heats up. Take one bite and the delicious core of sights and sounds oozes out conspicuously. The structure of our analogous confection has shifted from being the epicenter of Texas politics, to an epic center of technological development.
Texas is expanding into the 21st century as a leader in tech. The obvious take away is the shear diversity and breadth of the tech influence. Companies from data management software, to API developers, to hardware manufacturing have doubled down on this once sleepy central Texas town, as lifestyle and culture make these companies increasingly more attractive to the burgeoning influence of the millennial work force.
Regardless of the diversity of technological scope here in Central Texas, one aspect of this boom is more relevant than ever: Our infrastructure needs an over haul. Like our jelly doughnut, without the structured network of glutinous dough and sugar, our snack ceases to be a convenient hand held snack on the go, and instead is just a mouthful of sweet Fredericksburg peach jam.
Datasavior (networking and server gurus) has been working with building engineers and tech giants to set up Central Texas commercial buildings with state of the art infrastructure, tooled for the 21st century. It starts with the right contractor. Take time to work with a company who can design a robust and flexible network.
Build a robust network
Your recipe for success starts with a few basic principles:
1. Your network is only as robust and secure as your router (And for goodness sake, change the default password).
2. For long distances from your NPOE add a wireless access point.
3. Having a wireless access point is great for working on the fly, but nothing transports large files and data backups like hard wiring your network.
4. Spend money on quality network switches.
5. As your business grows, you can use a virtualized server, but for a truly secure business, nothing beats having your information hosted on your own private server for speed and reliability.
6. Back up your data daily.
7. Back up your data daily.
8. Back up your data daily.
Hard wire your network
When we talk about making sure your network is built for the 21st century, what were are saying is that your business needs to be looking into the future to determine what your specific needs will be 3 years, 5 years, and 10 years down the road. We are talking about building a jelly doughnut that will make the trip from the kitchen, to the box, to your office, and finally to your mouth. Planning for these incremental benchmarks is critical in setting your company up for success. A simple mistake such as using only wifi networks and cloud based data centers can leave your company relying on inadequate transfer speeds, and insecure file sharing.
Datasavior specializes in technology upgrades for small to medium sized businesses in Central Texas. Call us if you have a need, anticipate a need, or don’t have a clue what your needs are. We can take the pain out of your business IT headaches.