A wide area network (WAN) can improve the productivity and effectiveness of your business' network in many ways. Many features that are difficult or time consuming to implement over a LAN become simple and easy to use over a WAN. These features will save time, improve data sharing and improve the effectiveness of all employees on the network.
Improve the Size of Your Network
One of the most obvious benefits of a WAN network is the physical size increase of the network that is made possible. A traditional LAN network is constrained in size to no more than a single building/floor and cannot have much more than a dozen or so users. Any increases beyond this will start to slow the network down drastically, affecting the performance of all users.
A WAN network is virtually limitless in size, being able to cover all floors of a building, or even an entire campus. It also can accommodate a multitude of users.
Improved Data Sharing
Data sharing and syncing over a business network is crucial to the productivity and effectiveness of team members. Documents and files need to be updated simultaneously across a network in order that every employee has access to the latest version. This also allows users to switch workstations/computers without having to fear loss of data.
Share Software and Resources
Business software licenses are typically designed to be shared across a network by a number of users. A WAN provides the correct environment for this to happen. A multitude of workstations can all connect to the WAN and have access to the same data, files and applications – without having to do unique installs on each device.
Devices such as printers or internet phone lines can be expensive to purchase. A WAN network allows for these devices to be shared across the network, allowing all users to have access to them without having to purchase a multitude of devices. Learn about the security implications of bringing your own devices to work.
A WAN network brings many advantages to businesses that are crucial to productivity and efficiency in a business network setting. The advantages of increased network size, data syncing and sharing, and shared software and devices all add up to make a WAN network an essential for every business that has more than a single user on its network. Packetworks specializes in providing the fastest and most reliable WAN network services. Contact us today.
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