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Frequently asked LAN questions.


A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link – this is achieved through structured cabling (CAT5e and above)

Depending on the size of your business or network you may not need a LAN, however, if you wish to connect devices together such as Printers, Fax machines, card readers and servers you will need a LAN.

A LAN will also permit you to have a NAS Device (network attached storage) so that you can have a central point for your business data storage and backup

Data is a critical asset for companies today. Without access to their data, companies may not be able to provide their customers with the level of service desired. Poor customer service, loss of sales or team collaboration problems are all examples of what can happen when information is not available to teams within a company.

Each of these issues contribute to lack of efficiency and potentially, loss of income if customers cannot wait for a data outage to be corrected.

Additionally, when it comes to data storage, small businesses find themselves faced with other issues, such as needing their storage solution to be:

  • Lower cost
  • Easy to operate
  • Capable of growing alongside their storage needs

A Network Attached Storage (NAS) device is a storage device connected to a network that allows storage and retrieval of data from a centralised location for authorised network users and heterogeneous clients. NAS devices are flexible and scale-out, meaning that as you need additional storage, you can add on to what you have

Think of servers, and you’ll probably dismiss them as only required to manage corporations and large businesses. On the contrary, the server should form the backbone of any small business worth its salt.

Regardless of your business’ size, be it a team as small as three or four, the right technology can make your business more efficient. Invest in a server and make your business safer, more secure and ultimately more productive.

Businesses small, medium or large will all benefit from incorporating a server into their IT processes. Data is vital to the continued success of any organisation. As employees handle increasing amounts of it, often remotely through modern portable devices such as smartphones and tablets, an increased amount of storage is required. If there is one piece of tech that you need to meet all the needs of a modern business, it’s a server.