Your business is increasingly relying on mobile devices to get work done more efficiently. If you’re considering upgrading your network from wired to wireless, understanding the pros and cons of each will help you make a good decision.

Wired Networks

Wired networks are still an acceptable choice, with multiple points to consider.

The Pros

Security and speed top the list of advantages found with wired networks.

Wi-Fi may be gaining on it, but wired networks still have the advantage when it comes to speed. Wired network users can expect speeds of 1 gigabit-per-second and throughputs of 1,000 megabits.

Some organizations opt for wired networks because they are more difficult for cyber criminals to access. The physical connections essential to wired networks make them more of a challenge for hackers to compromise.

The Cons

Simply put, wired networks have two drawbacks—clutter and cost.

From installation costs to cabling, some organizations can’t bear the expense of a wired network. Additionally, wires to each device within the office can cause annoying clutter and troubleshooting challenges.

Wireless Networks

Employees and clients have come to see Wi-Fi as a given. Even so, there are pros and cons to consider when implementing a wireless network.

The Pros

With no need for a physical connection, wire clutter is virtually nonexistent—a real advantage in today’s increasingly mobile workplace. With many employees and visiting clients accessing networks via multiple devices, wireless connections are a real IT advantage.

The Cons

It’s no surprise that security is a major issue for companies that implement wireless networks. Monitored maintenance is another priority concern. With our Managed Network Services, both of these problems and more can be successfully addressed. With 24/7 system monitoring, downtimes and interruptions are kept to a minimum.

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