Your computers will only ever perform as good as your network. A network is typically made up of two parts, a local network (LAN), which allows your local devices such as PCs and Printers to communicate with each other and a wide area network (WAN) which allows your computers to communicate with the outside world via the internet. Our solutions are designed to fit your budget regardless of whether you want to create a new network or enhance an existing network.
Indigo 21 will ensure that your internet connection is sufficient for your needs. Selecting the correct internet provider (ISP) is not as simple as looking at the speed and the cost. Other factors such as the type of internet traffic will need to be considered i.e. Will you be media streaming, using internet telephony, or performing regular data uploads. There are many other aspects to consider such as the contention ratio offered, where the number of other businesses in the area need to be taken into account and the ISP uplink provider, which is relevant when connecting to overseas or remote offices.
How your local data is managed will ensure that you get the most out of your internet bandwidth. We at Indigo 21 will evaluate your network traffic and ensure that business critical data such as voice traffic is prioritised via intelligent switches so that data spikes caused by streaming or heavy downloads do not result in a negative impact. A fundamental component of network management is security. Using an appropriate firewall to authenticate network traffic will help to ensure uptime should you be the victim of a malicious cyber-attack.
Cabling and Wi-Fi
If your cabling or wi-fi peripherals are inadequate, you will not get the performance you desire even if using high end computers over a fast internet connection. Many companies over a period of time, replace their computers and networking equipment but ignore their cables and wi-fi access points. We fully understand that no two companies are the same e.g. the layout of the office, the thickness of the office walls, the proximity of the servers and networking equipment. We can help you to get the best out of your network infrastructure by performing a detailed site survey and implementing the recommendations of our structured cabling specialists.
Backup and Recovery
Having a comprehensive backup and recovery plan can be the make or break of an organisation should disaster strike. Disasters can take many forms from a hard drive crash to an office fire. Our goal is that should the unthinkable happen, we will be able to recreate your network infrastructure in the quickest possible time. This can be achieved via local file servers or cloud based file servers located offsite.
Email and Messaging
When it comes to the provision of email there are numerous approaches and each approach has its own set of unique benefits. Instant Messaging, web based messaging and ticketing are now deemed to be viable forms of business communication. We will help you to streamline your approach to email and messaging to ensure that nobody in your organisation misses a single message regardless of the platform used to access your messaging servers.
Remote access to your local or cloud based network as a result of hot desking, working from home or for that matter, working from anywhere in the world, is very much a standard function these days. We can provide the tools necessary to keep communication flowing and at the same time keep data private over a secure remote access network.