Setting up a computer network is a fast and reliable way of sharing information and resources within a business. It can help you make the most of your IT systems and equipment.
File Sharing – you can easily share data between different users, or access it remotely if you keep it on other connected devices.
Resource Sharing – using network-connected peripheral devices like printers, scanners and copiers, or sharing software between multiple users, saves money.
Increased Storage Capacity – you can access files and multimedia, such as images and music, which you store remotely on other machines or network-attached storage devices.
Increaded Productivity - your business can become more efficient - eg networked access to a common database can avoid the same data being keyed multiple times, saving time and preventing errors staff can deal with queries and deliver a better standard of service as a result of sharing customer data.
Centralized Data - You can reduce errors and improve consistency by having all staff work from a single source of information. This way, you can make standard versions of manuals and directories available to them, and back up data from a single point on a scheduled basis, ensuring consistency.