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Network Design and Hardware Setup

Our clients in the construction industry will tell you that it’s easier to build new than it is to renovate. By building from scratch, you can get the right foundation, the right materials, and the right methods of construction. Your Network and IT systems are no different.

SunRiver IT Partners is here to help you, whether that means you are building your network from the ground up or giving it a major overhaul. We’re here to help you put together the design that will support your processes today and your growth tomorrow.

Consulting for Your Hardware Purchase and Setup to Integrate It Into Your Network

Often we find that small to medium-sized companies have someone that knows a little bit about technology. They run the company website and help out when their co-workers have questions from time to time. They’re great people, and we’re always glad to partner with them to give companies like yours more efficiency and a better bottom line, but the in-house IT “guru” doesn’t have the experience or the skillset to make strategic decisions about IT hardware purchases.

While you could send him/her down to the big-box technology store to pick up an off-the-shelf computer, server, router, or firewall. And it might even work for a while…But your company deserves better.

Let our professional IT consultants review your current needs and make recommendations on hardware that will serve you now and will hold up to your growing workload down the road. We aren’t hardware salesmen. Our focus is on solutions that better your business. We look at what your business needs are in order to raise productivity, efficiency, and success.

Although we can source the right hardware for your application, we aren’t tied to any particular technology brand or manufacturer. This allows us to be objective and puts us squarely in your corner.

Once you have made an informed choice regarding your new network hardware purchase, our friendly, IT techs will set it up and configure it so that it integrates well into the rest of the hardware on your network.

Network Design for New Networks and Network Refreshes

What’s the difference between the newest high-performance sports car and the family mini-van? Well, a lot of things… But all those differences began with the design.

Your network design will determine whether your IT systems can run at full speed or putter along. Our IT network professionals work closely with business owners and stakeholders to determine their priorities and to design networks that are functional, flexible, and highly efficient.

The power is in the design.

That’s why your network needs to be configured correctly from the very beginning. Patches and stop-gap measures may keep an old network limping along for a while. Sooner or later, you’ll need a professional to design a new network that supports your unique workflow and will serve you well for the foreseeable future.

Network Designs that Enhance Security

When it comes to network security, it is easy for small to medium-sized businesses to say “Not me.” “They’re only after the big guys.” The reality is that attacks on all networks have been increasing year after year as hackers have become more sophisticated, and small businesses are being targeted.

SunRiver IT Partners helps companies across Middle Tennessee leverage smart design to boost their security posture. Some of the strategies we utilize for ongoing network security are:

  • Updates – Keeping computers and network equipment updated is one of the most effective steps to preventing a possible network security issue.
  • Firewall – A common mistake in small to medium business networks is the lack of a business-grade firewall solution. Often, business owners are unaware of the difference between having a network router and having a network firewall in place.
  • Passwords – Passwords and their protection are proving to be an area that needs attention when discussing network security. By using sophisticated software and tools, hackers are easily gaining access to your network through simple or default passwords
  • Antivirus/Antispam – Most people know that antivirus and antispam software are necessary components of network security. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize why its so crucial  until their computer or network is infected with a virus, malware, spyware, or a host of other potentially dangerous issues.

No matter the size of your business, hardware setup, network design, and network security are vital components of a business-centric IT strategy.

Let’s get started! Contact us now at (615) 646-2121 or email to info@sunriverit.com.