The design of the physical network has a major impact on speed and reliability of data transmission.
Most organisations now use Cat 5e/6 structured cabling which offers a robust and flexible solution. Each computer has a dedicated cable to the switch and can be connected or removed from the physical network without disruption.
Wireless networking offers a fast, flexible and cost effective solution for buildings where cabling is not yet in place or would be difficult to install.
Replacing old hubs with inexpensive switches greatly enhances the speed of data transmission by creating dedicated connections between the source and destination. Gigabit ethernet switches and adapters are now available at a relatively modest cost and, used as a backbone, provide an excellent means of reducing bottlenecks to the servers.
Academy can advise and deploy all aspects of the physical network including cabling, topology, switches and routers.