Coping with SMB Office Changes
Updated: May 19, 2021
In a recent article by Andy Scholl, Small Business Product Marketing Manager with Cisco he deliberated that if there’s one thing 2020 has taught us, it’s that you need to expect the unexpected. Small and medium businesses (SMBs) across the nation had to adapt and change repeatedly. Many even changing their business models completely, usually indicating they’ve added new satellite locations or consolidated offices. Maybe you have more employees are working from home or fewer employees overall. Whether your business expands or contracts, you almost always need to set up new locations.
Although stressful, setting up a new office gives you an opportunity to take a fresh look at your network options. You need to ensure that your employees can effectively communicate and share information no matter where they’re located. And your network needs to be flexible enough to accommodate new connections without compromising security.
SETTING UP A ROBUST SMALL BUSINESS NETWORK
When you have offices in different locations, the networking infrastructure needs to facilitate 24×7 dynamic business requirements where people are often moving on and off the network from different locations and switching among devices and applications. New connections have to meet the same specifications as the original network setup, which means similar bandwidth, reliability, and security.
If you have a limited IT staff, meeting these requirements can add a significant burden on staff that may already be struggling to cope with ongoing management and operations. Even if your IT team has time to set up multiple network locations, it isn’t economically viable to travel between those locations to fix problems. On top of that, the time lost in redesigning, rewiring, or integration translates into a loss of productive time for employees and ultimately business revenue.
Although traditional on-site servers and databases were once the recommended approach, these solutions can be expensive to install and difficult to maintain. What SMBs need today are agile networking options that are reliable, secure, affordable, and quick to deploy.
HOW VODAVI AND CISCO CAN HELP
Cisco offers a suite of robust SMB IT solutions for efficient office networking that can be deployed quickly and scale over time. Our integrated networking solutions bring best practices to organizations that want to expand their network but have limited or no IT staff.
GET YOUR NEW OFFICE LOCATION UP AND RUNNING IN MINUTES
With the Cisco enterprise-grade networking and security solutions, you can set up the network for your new office location in minutes and scale it in even less time. Whether you’re operating with a limited or no IT team, you can rapidly deploy and manage a secure network at multiple sites without costly investments in infrastructure.
VoDaVi can work with you to determine the right networking solutions for your situation. From planning, preparing, and designing your network to product procurement, implementation, network optimization, and operations support, our team of experts can help you every step of the way.