10 Things to Ponder Before Moving Your Office Network

Written by Gregory Hudson

Movingrepparttar office network? How hard could it be? Anybody who's ever movedrepparttar 135609 office network knowsrepparttar 135610 risks and challenges associated with this colossal task. This mighty endeavour is not merely a case of logging-off, shutting down and pullingrepparttar 135611 plug.

The move requires careful, systematic planning, forethought and a little luck. The following considerations provide valuable guide ropes for hauling serious office technology.

Think ofrepparttar 135612 move asrepparttar 135613 evolutionary-growth to a better network

An office move can providerepparttar 135614 perfect opportunity to re-evaluate your IT systems, introduce new technology and upgrade your equipment.

Considerrepparttar 135615 future of your company andrepparttar 135616 flexibility your network will need as your company expands. Assess your needs and work out exactly what you will need to add to provide for your future growth.

Hire a network specialist to fine tune your systems

Obtaining expert advice helps cut corners, takingrepparttar 135617 guesswork out of what equipment you'll need, design and implementation ofrepparttar 135618 network andrepparttar 135619 difficulties associated with troubleshooting.

“We take great pride in our work. As a reliable, efficient and highly specialised IT company in London, you'll be affordedrepparttar 135620 peace of mind that with us, your computers and network are inrepparttar 135621 hands of professionals” says Andrew Cruise, Managing Director of Hypercubic.

You also get an idea of whatrepparttar 135622 costs will be, includingrepparttar 135623 benefits of on-going maintenance and support. Planningrepparttar 135624 installation process with a professional takesrepparttar 135625 load off your shoulders and many thorns out of your side.

Save on downtime

Installrepparttar 135626 new system overrepparttar 135627 weekend, this way there will be minimal disruption torepparttar 135628 business. Think about how many emails, phone calls and enquiries you will be missing if you move duringrepparttar 135629 week. Ifrepparttar 135630 installation takes longer, inform clients or users in advance so they know what to expect.

One businessman reported, “Before we moved offices, we sent an email to all of our clients informing them aboutrepparttar 135631 move and provided all our clients with contact details. Our manager received valuable business related calls via his mobile phone thanks to this pre-planning”.

Moving valuable, sensitive equipment requires care

Moving several floor-standing servers or a couple of 42u racks may take more than a fat guy with a slipped disk. Depending onrepparttar 135632 size ofrepparttar 135633 server liftingrepparttar 135634 equipment may require hoists, trolleys and ropes.

Basic Steps To Optimize Your Internet Security

Written by Popescu Alexandru

After seeing many people complain about their weak Internet security I decided to write down some things that will help you for your Internet security.

First, here are some tips to make windows safer :

For basic security and update patches install Service Pack 2 for Windows XP or Service Pack 4 for Windows 2000.

Once a month use Windows Update so you can getrepparttar latest pacthes.

When you download software fromrepparttar 135577 Internet make sure you download it fromrepparttar 135578 original website.

Always run anti Trojan and anti virus software.

Even if you don't use it you have to make your Internet Explorer as safe as possible.

When you accessrepparttar 135579 Internet you are browsingrepparttar 135580 web using a browser such as Internet Explorer.The Internet Explorer contains several security vulnerabilities. You should make it as safe as possible or switch your default browser to an alternative. You will have to set some options fromrepparttar 135581 Manage Add-Ons inrepparttar 135582 Internet Options. You will see a list of add-ons that can be activated or deactivated. If you see any unusual entries just deactivate them so you can be sure you don't have a trojan/worm.

Under Internet Options -> Security -> Internet -> you will seerepparttar 135583 Edit Level.You should set it to high in order to disable most ofrepparttar 135584 security threats.

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