Why Computer Networks Fail for Businesses

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My top reasons why computer networks fail…

As companies become more reliant on technology, they also become more exposed to critical errors and computer networks fail. It’s hard to believe that the entire concept of computing is basically on “1s” and “0s” (or Bits). These on/off switches process millions of times a second to compute some of the most complex problems.

There are infinite reasons why a network could fail, or computers work poorly. The main reasons I come across are easily addressed by the right Information Technology Technicians.

Slow internet performance

Nothing is more frustrating and inefficient as slow internet speeds. There are a number of potential issues that contribute to poor internet performance such as, connection overuse (congestion), deteriorated connections, overloaded ports on a switch, or router.

Sharing problems

Have you sent a document to the printer and you got the “Cannot connect to Printer” error? Sometimes errors occur because of conflicts in various operating systems like software versions, or mixed and conflicting security environments. The fix is auditing your network’s hardware and software and updating everything to be cohesive and current. Bit Performance can continuously monitor and maintain updates so your workstations and network hardware work together.

DNS configuration issues

There are a number of reasons why a computer displays the error “Network Path Cannot Be Found” — too many to actually list here. A common reason why computer networks fail involves incorrect router configurations, multiple workstations using the same DNS. In most cases, a skilled IT technician can run diagnostics and find the issue quickly.

Not saving configurations

When network configurations aren’t saved properly and your network server reboots, you lose all of your system settings and this can lead to network failure. Since rebooting can be an automated protocol it’s quite possible that a routine reboot could be the demise of your network server, therefore during routine maintenance, settings should always be updated to avoid such incidents.

Technology and security

Security is continuously evolving as fast as technology itself. What was state-of-the-art 6 months ago may very well be obsolete today. Many times, developers compromise on testing to improve speed to market, which causes problems down the road. There is an art to balancing new tech with proper due diligence while not compromising on security and creating vulnerable access points for malicious attacks or network failures. This is where utilizing a technician who is knowledgeable in network security such as your Bit Perfection technician is essential.

Closing thoughts…

As a company’s information technology requirements become more complex, being aware of their information technology footprint is important. By enlisting the expertise of Bit Perfection, you can keep your company ahead of the growth and reduce any potential network failures and focus on what’s important — your business.

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