A lot of human everyday activities revolve around the use of the internet, especially for communication, work activities, relaxation, and entertainment. If you run your own business, then you need to be online to ensure smoother and faster business processes.
Whether you intend to hire someone to install a network for you at home or your place of business, or you intend to set it up yourself, there are some vital things to consider.
Read on to learn the best planning and pre-installation practices that will help make your network installation successful, be it a small or large network.
- Plan ahead
Planning helps you set up a strategy for understanding the current and future needs of your client. By doing this, you gain an understanding of the kind and quantity of equipment that will be needed, the time required to complete it, and you’ll develop a plan for how to go about the installation.
When installing a large network, you must ensure that it will not become redundant soon due to the high cost that will be incurred if components of the network or even the whole network need to be changed.
2. Implement a project management plan
Project management helps you plan for contingencies and provides a structure for the resolution of conflicts and problems that may arise due to the different technologies, integration points, and vendors that will be used.
Having a project management plan in place will speed up the time taken to resolve such matters instead of slowing down the project with the decision-making process.
3. Do not underestimate
When planning for the installation of a new network, it is not uncommon that you may want to underestimate the amount of time you will need to set up the whole network as a way of impressing your client, but you will probably end up disappointing them when you fail to deliver as promised.
Because of this, they will have to incur the costs of extra hours and this won’t look good for your business. Large networks are more complex and may have more integration issues to deal with. Ensure you consider this.
4. Be cautious with equipment vendors
The grade and quality of equipment you would use for small networks are much different from what you’d use for larger networks for big companies. Ensure you know the kind of software upgrades, technical support, and warranties that you will receive from your vendor and make sure that you get premium performance from the equipment to satisfy the needs of your customer.
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