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Planning A Computer Network

by Administrator 28. March 2012 15:41

A computer network is quite useful for a workplace with a large number of computers that need to be interconnected for the better flow of data and also to facilitate inter-departmental and employee-to-employee communication. There are several other advantages of setting up a computer network like being able to use a single hardware component that is connected to all the systems in the vicinity. For example, if there is only one printer for a certain floor in the building, all the systems on that floor can be directly linked to it to procure print outs whenever they are required. This leads to huge cost savings as the need for setting up a separate printer for each system in the office is done away with. Your local server can be contacted for setting up a computer network. The kind of network that you choose depends on the total area covered by your office, the number of employees working in your organization and the number of computer systems or other equipments installed at the office.

The layout of the network must be carefully planned so as to include all the systems that need to be incorporated into the network. The placement for the switches and hubs must be appropriate and should be decided with the help of skilled technicians in order to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of your network. There are several network models that may be used like a circular network, a rectangular one, a straight line network in which computers are connected end to end, etc. The decision regarding the kind of network to employ depends entirely on the placement of the computers and other equipments at your workplace.

While setting up your computer network, the switches and hubs must be placed strategically so as to facilitate transmission and also so that they can be easily replaced when they stop working. There should also be an adequate amount of flexibility so as to enable you to enhance your network in the future when more systems need to be added. Planning a computer network is a technical job which should be carefully planned and executed. This not only allows you to add on various equipments or expand the network in future, but also makes sure that there is no or minimal downtime.

We at Centex Technologies provide complete computer network consultation and installation services to our clients. For more information on planning a computer network for your office, feel free to contact us at Killeen (254-213-4740) and Dallas  (972-375-9654) Texas.

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