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3 Reasons You Need a Network Assessment

Posted December 10th, 2015

Businesswoman-drawing-diagramWhen looking to improve your IT environment, you have to know where to start. And there is no better place than a full network assessment. Sure, you may know that you’re working with some outdated software and a few aged machines, but you won’t really know the full extent of your problems until you get a complete checkup.

A full network assessment will provide you with an unbiased look at your IT infrastructure. You’ll receive reports that show you the design of your network as well as security holes and risks, and an estimate for what it would cost it get these problems corrected.

If you’re not sure if you need a network assessment, here are 3 signs that show that you do.

 

1. You Already Know that Things Could Be Better

old computer old softwareIf you already know that you’re working with outdated software and machinery, then there’s a good chance you’re overlooking something else. Having a full understanding of what’s going on in your IT environment is always a good thing.

 

2. You’re Experiencing Glitches and Slowdowns

Blue Screen of DeathThese are surefire signs that something in your IT infrastructure is amiss. You could be getting hit with viruses or malware that your system is not equipped to handle. Allowing these hiccups to go unchecked only gives time for your problems to worsen and become more costly.

 

3. You’ve Been Caught Unaware Before

server room darkIf you’ve had to play catch up once or twice before, then make this the time you get the issue fixed before it turns into a larger problem. Being caught unprepared will slow you down and hurt you more in the end.

Why It’s Worth Getting a Network Assessment

  • Gain an outside perspective of your IT infrastructure
  • Be prepared for what’s ahead
  • Prevent problems before they become serious
  • Learn the details of your network
  • Plan for the Future

A network assessment has the potential to save you a lot of money. Retroactively fixing problems almost always costs more than being proactive. It can also give you the knowledge needed to keep your data secure from outside attackers. Being prepared for what lies ahead is the best thing you can do to uphold the integrity of your system.

Contact PerformanceIT for a free network assessment today! We’ll provide you with all the documentation you need so that you know what’s going on with your network. We can also make suggestions as to what you can do to speed up your network and make it more secure.

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