Network Design/Build

Why a Restaurant Needs a Proper Network

Who set up your restaurant’s network? If you said your brother or the cook, you are not alone. Many restaurant owners know they need a network to function in today’s world. But, instead of having the network set-up  by professionals, they decide to find someone with a bit of knowledge to get the network up and running. It may be working, but that is not the best solution for any restaurant.

Here are four reasons to have your restaurant’s network installed by experts:

Security

If you accept credit cards, you need a network that has certain security protocols in place. Your customers are relying on you to keep their financial information secure. You could be open to legal liability if someone gets that sensitive information from your unsecured network. The same goes for other sensitive information you send across your network or keep on your computers.

Reliability

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When the Demands of the Extended Enterprise Surface

About 15 years ago, the corporate world was buzzing about the “extended enterprise.” The “extended enterprise,” which grew concurrently with the rise of IT outsourcing, expanded the traditional idea of the corporate network to include suppliers, vendors, and partners. No longer was the typical corporate network relegated to the “four walls” of the enterprise. Rather, the network morphed into a sprawling, ever-changing ecosystem consisting of various partners, intranets, and telecommuters – and with it, an incredible amount of complexity and security risk.

Large corporations generally had the resources to build out these enormous networks and the supplemental needs that came with it: identity management software, security tools, and cloud-based capabilities. But now the demands of the extended enterprise are revealing themselves to smaller companies as well. The typical small IT shop now finds itself working with dozens of partners and vendors, yet they often lack the time and network design/build capabilities to manage an efficient and secure network.

As any network administrator knows,