3 important steps for improving your it infrastructure.

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As businesses grow and evolve, infrastructure is one of the most common limitations they come up against. There is only so much a company can do if it lacks the proper foundation for expansion, and this is especially true in the case of IT. If you want to improve IT infrastructure for your business, here are three important steps you can take to make sure that your employees have the tools they need to be effective in their work:

1. Improve Your Capacity

Infrastructure is all about capacity, and IT capacity is impossible without good structured cabling. We can compare structured cabling to a network of highways and roads: just as smaller residential roads lead to collector highways that in turn lead to major freeways, IT infrastructure in your office connects individual users to the subsystems and systems that attach to the routers and ultimately to connect to the ISP. In the same way that connector roads and freeways need to be big enough to handle the number of drivers in a given area, so too does your IT infrastructure need to have enough capacity to serve your users. As a major provider of data cabling services across Canada ExcelLinx Communications can help you expand your capacity so that your employees aren't left struggling with slow connections.

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2. Think In Terms Of Systems

Most people use computers, smartphones, and phone systems in their work every day without thinking very much about how these tools rely on large telecommunications systems to operate. In order to equip your workplace with the latest communications tools, you need to think about your office as a system through which information needs to flow. Tor example, when planning how to install new access control systems for your business you should also be thinking about how this will co-ordinate with the surveillance aspects of your security system.

With extensive experience working in all aspects of IT infrastructure, ExcelLinx can help you stay focussed on the big picture. As a full-service company, we will be fully engaged from the consultation and site survey stage of planning all the way through to engineering, materials supply, installation, and maintenance, which means we'll be there to make sure that the updates you are planning make sense in the context of the system as a whole.

3. Keep The User In Mind

One of the most common mistakes businesses make when upgrading their infrastructure is to lose sight of the people it exists to serve. Any changes or updates you make should be clearly designed to benefit the primary users. If your new IT infrastructure isn’t making it easier for your workers to do their job, then you probably need to re-think it.

For example, ExcelLinx has been providing audio visual services in Toronto for years, and in doing so we always endeavour to work closely with the people who will actually be using it to ensure that you don't just get the best possible AV system, you get one that is specifically designed to meet your needs. Upgrading infrastructure is a vitally important for businesses that want to stay competitive in the face of rapid technological change, but it is important to make sure these upgrades are done strategically, in a way that maximizes the potential of your own team.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about how ExcelLinx Communications can help you find the right solutions for your structured cabling, surveillance, telecommunications, and wireless needs.