We hope you enjoyed your Labor Day! Thanks to the holiday, we pushed our Tuesday Tech Tip to Wednesday, so there’s no need to double-check your calendar!
VoIP phone systems and other IP-based technologies can be a great addition to your business’ operations. However, if your IP technology vendor comes to your office to set up your new services without checking with your IT provider before hand, chances are you’ll find yourself with a major headache.
Adding a new piece of network equipment to your existing infrastructure without knowing exactly how this technology will interact with your environment can wreak serious havoc on your operations. Before your vendor installs a VoIP phone system, IP cameras, or any other IP-based technology, check with your IT provider. Making them aware of the changes you intend to make allows your provider to connect with the IP vendor, clearing up potential issues before the install takes place.
Effective network communication requires careful planning and an understanding of all of the different components that make up your network infrastructure. Working closely with your IT provider, or asking a local provider to consult on the project for you will make the install go much smoother, and give your business a better end result.