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Network

This is how your network stays on course and ahead of your competition.

Selecting the right network for the job.

The ideal network should allow for peak performance and for future growth. A scalable network is based upon analyses of your present need and can be extended, should the situation require it.

Installing and configuring the network

Building a network combines the practical aspects with your security policy considerations. Functionality is as vital as protection in order to avoid costly interruptions because of network failures or perpetrator attacks.

Access and privileges

It is prudent policy only to grant user sufficient privileges to carry out their assignment. This is true no matter if you are on your private network or using a computer that is part of a corporate structure. Access equals responsibility, so you should not have access to resources that you are not supposed to be in control of. Even more important is the fact that if your computer is infested with malware or hacked into, the attack can only progress to the extent that the privileges of the current user allow it. It is prudent policy to revise the security each time the network is changed or users are replaced.

Documentation

Just as important as setting the network up, is the process of organizing and maintaining information about all the components of the network. The documentation serves as the reference for all troubleshooting and also for determining the best course of action for modification, expansion or upgrading. This documentation contains data about the locations and the MAC and IP addresses of all hardware devices, as well as information about program versions installed in network computers.

Maintenance

It is essential to ensure the continuous functionality of your network components. This serves to maintain and regulate the connectivity among devices and to the Internet and to secure your network from external and internal threats. Regular maintenance and a program for upgrading and expanding your information technology solution will help your business to continue to grow in a technology driven marketplace.

Is it bit or Byte or both?

Did you ever wonder why your 1 Gbps network only delivers 122 MBps?

  • The way computers operate with binary values makes it logical to measure volume in terms of power of 2.
  • Notice the notification’s lower- or uppercase B.
  • One bit = 1 digit of 0 or 1, and one Byte = 8 bits.
  • That makes one kilo bit (kb) = 103 or 1,000 bits, but one kilo Byte (KB) = 210 = 1,024 Bytes or 8,192 bits.
  • Data communication runs in bits per second (bps) while the size of files is given in terms of Bytes.
  • Bandwidth defines the maximum number of bits that can travel through a network in a given period of time.
  • When your network specifies its bandwidth as 1Mbps, it means that it can transfer 1 million bits per second or about 0.122 MBps.
  • When your Internet Service Provider promises you a bandwidth of 1Gbs internet connection it only applies to the connection from the Internet Service Provider to you.
  • Your download travels through several other networks and devices, each of which can slow it down. See the illustration below.
  • To get a more realistic expression for the network’s speed, the term throughput gives a ‘real world’ capacity in bits per second.
  • You can test your Internet throughput on different servers around the World. One place is at http://www.speedtest.net/
Bandwidth