Even with all the technical knowledge in the world, it can sometimes feel like it’s impossible to make a decision on who should set-up your office network.
Bandwidth speeds can be fickle. When setting up a network, it’s always tempting to opt for the cheaper option: a lower bandwidth comes with a nicer price tag, but can cause expensive delays and decimate productivity. Even if you’re working within your bandwidth, speeds can be affected as the equipment is pushed to it’s limits.
Anyone who can remember the soul-destroying whirr of a dial-up connection will know how important a smooth connection can be, but whilst you’re right to splash out on a fast connection, it’ll all be for nothing if your setup isn’t up to par.
Granted, many good things come in loops: wedding rings, race tracks, Hula Hoops. But when it comes to ethernet networks, loops are not a good thing.
The world of Telecoms can be a minefield sometimes, filled with jargon, and companies trying to sell you what’s convenient for the provider at the highest possible price - even if it’s not necessarily what you need.