All business nowadays is highly dependent on communication technology. Be it a corporate intranet, a CRM solution for tracking and managing customer relations, or electronic data exchange with partners and suppliers, a modern enterprise can’t do without a reliable computer network.
Network Planning Stages
A thorough network planning and design process is necessary to ensure that the network design solutions to be implemented truly match the needs of the business. In general, the process has the following stages:
- Business IT requirements audit;
- Long- and medium-term network design and planning;
- Short-term network planning;
- Hardware installation and configuration;
- Regular operation and maintenance.
Things to Keep in Mind
A significant amount of attention should be paid to information security considerations and secure network design as their core part. Information and data are, without exaggeration, one of the most important intangible business assets, so one should make all efforts possible to protect them.
Although typically people tend to think of the Internet when speaking about networks and network design, enterprise network design usually includes much more than just a local network with Internet access. Intranet, voiceover telephony, video surveillance and other communication technologies are also covered by the concept of telecommunication network design.
A good network planning and design practice should also involve powerful scalability features. If your company grows, you may need additional facilities to meet the growing needs. This is especially important for small business network design, when the main objective is to start working as soon as possible – in this case, often little to no attention is paid to the issue of future growth, which may cause many regrets in just a few years.
Our Network Planning Services
The expertise and competence of F2 team members in network system design and network management in general makes us a leading network design company in the region. Our specialists have highly specialized skills and employ sophisticated methodology such as traffic modeling, network topology optimization, dimensioning, and others in order to provide clients with the most efficient network architecture and design.