Upgrade Your Network

Upgrade Your Network And Quickly Experience These 4 Amazing Benefits

In Technology Planning by Ken Nero

If you work in education, you’ve probably adapted to a number of technology changes over the years. As you inch closer to the end of the school year, it’s time to figure out what still needs to be done. One of those potential changes might be an upgrade to your network infrastructure.

When you look at making updates or adjustments to your school’s technology, you’re probably doing so in an effort to enhance the learning environment and produce better outcomes for students and faculty. Here are four major benefits that come with updating your network infrastructure.

#1 Faster Internet Connection

New technological advancements are made every day, and failing to keep up with them can hinder school operations. This can be seen clearly with Internet connectivity. If your Internet speeds are slow, everyone will work at a slower pace. Classroom-facing applications will also lag and can be detrimental to the learning process. Investing in a new network will allow you to utilize faster Internet speeds so your students and staff can work more quickly with fewer interruptions.

#2 Better Network Security

We talk about the importance of cyber ecurity a lot, and it’s because one successful cyber-attack could bring irreparable harm to any school, regardless of reputation or size. Cyberthreats are more complicated than ever before, and cybercriminals can easily navigate old and outdated networks. Newer networks are built with more defenses to thwart would-be hackers. Even if you’ve recently upgraded your network, you need to continually update your software. New patches are continually released that help plug the holes cybercriminals are exploiting.

#3 More Compatibility

An upgraded network provides schools with more options than they could ever dream of. You’ll have access to countless applications that will benefit your school and give your students a step ahead, but your network needs to be as strong as possible to get the most out of them.

#4 Less Time Maintaining Your Network

If you upgrade your network on old infrastructure, you will put more strain on your system, and your IT person or company will have to step in to help out. Investing in modern infrastructure will help fix many technology problems in your school and allow students and faculty focus on learning.

Now that you’re aware of the benefits of upgrading your network infrastructure, when should you do it? As technology use increases and becomes more complex, your school needs to be prepared. You will also need to upgrade if you’re experiencing any issues with your current network. Schools often deal with sensitive student information, and are often legally required to keep your network up-to-date as much as possible.

Upgrading your network and keeping it up-to date-will come with many benefits and few drawbacks. If it’s been some time since your last upgrade or update, it’s time to reevaluate your needs.