The Benefits of Having an IT Company Manage Your Fiber Optic Network

November 1, 2021

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When it comes to the fastest, most cost-effective network available, fiber optic networks like GPONs (gigabit passive optical networks) demolish the competition. With roughly 2.5 Gbps download speeds, supporting distances up to 20 km, and no signal degradation over long distances, GPONs are the way of the future.

However, managing an entire network is extremely difficult for anyone who does not have prior experience doing so. This management level is especially true for GPON, which uses technologies that are newer and that the public is less familiar with.

Fortunately, IT companies like House of I.T are masters at installing fiber-optic networks and maintaining, monitoring, and optimizing them. There are quite a few significant benefits that IT companies can assist your business with; read on to learn about four of these benefits.

 

Assist You in Maximizing Uptime and Minimizing Downtime

 

The longer a company’s network is down, the less opportunity they have to conduct business. This, naturally, leads to fewer profits.

GPON can be complicated to maintain effectively. Fortunately, an IT company like House of I.T will be able to assist you in its maintenance.

For example, through state-of-the-art tracking software, House of I.T is immediately notified when a network is either down or is experiencing intermittent connectivity. From this information, they can take the next step, including investigating hardware and cabling, reaching out to an internet service provider, and more.

A down network can be devastating, so why spend even a second longer than needed trying to get it back up? House of I.T has your back and will do everything to ensure that you can get back up and running sooner rather than later.

 

Enables You to Spend Less Time Working on Network Maintenance

 

While spending less time on network maintenance may seem evident at first glance, the benefits of offloading the responsibility of network maintenance in-house are tremendous.

First off, the amount of time saved not having select employees maintain your network can’t be stated enough. Being able to have them focus on the tasks they are best at will allow them to be more productive and lead to greater profits for your company.

Second, delegating maintenance to an IT company like House of I.T will ensure that it will be done as optimally as possible. You and your employees will not have to second-guess any work done and end up facing problems down the line.

Finally, offloading your network’s maintenance will save you money in both the long and short run. As employees at House of I.T are experts at maintaining networks and have years of experience, they are both quick and efficient at detecting and resolving issues. This speed to fix will ensure that any problems encountered will be dealt with as cost-effectively as possible.

 

Meeting Network and Security Compliance

 

In today’s complex world, ensuring that your business’s network is secure from threats is more vital than ever before. There have been countless examples of significant network breaches among large global companies, such as Sony and Yahoo, that have compromised the data of both their companies and their customers.

Avoiding security disasters like this is crucial for maintaining not only an excellent public image but also ensuring that your current customers feel safe leaving their information in your hands. After all, it is hard to recover from a breach in security.

Fortunately, IT companies like House of I.T have extensive experience working with security compliances, like SOC (Service Organization Control) 2, to ensure that your network is as secure as possible.

Working with House of I.T regarding your network’s compliance, you can expect better protection against unauthorized access, better collection and handling of personal information, improved confidentiality of information, better-delegated access to need-to-know information, and more.

 

Allows For Updates to Be Pushed Out on a Schedule

 

An IT company can assist your business with automated updates without you having to lift a finger to implement anything. This is great because it not only saves you a significant amount of time, but these updates are specifically designed to patch out specific issues and problems your network is experiencing.

Updates will primarily come in two main variants: updates for network performance and security and end-user devices, such as Windows operating systems.

Updates for network performance generally are pushed out for the sake of implementing security measures to negate security threats and potential breaches. These updates will ensure that your company has the most effective protection against would-be attackers. Additionally, these updates also focus on streamlining performance and preventing bottlenecks from occurring.

On a more visible scale for employees, however, will be updates pushed out to their computers and other devices. These updates will often be more backend performance updates, such as anti-virus protection, but users may notice new apps and functionality for their system upon updating.

 

Final Words

 

Network management is challenging and maximizing the potential of your network is not easy for any business to handle internally. While many companies manage their network maintenance themselves, most of them would benefit from delegating this task to a dedicated group.

House of I.T can optimize your network and provide the total value of what your network is capable of. To recap: by working with us, we can assist you in maximizing your network’s uptime, allow you and your employees to focus your time and talents on what you’re best at, assisting you in meeting security compliance regulations, pushing out updates for your network, and more.

All of this may be a bit overwhelming, or at least a lot to take into consideration. Don’t worry; we understand entirely. If you have any questions or would like to speak with an expert regarding any of the information presented in this post, we highly encourage you to reach out to us to help clarify any questions you may have. We hope to hear from you soon!

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