PPVS Complete Facilities Management
Network infrastructure is the backbone of most companies. It’s what keeps data flowing securely and underpins audio visual services like video conferencing. Having the right network infrastructure in place is going to become even more important over the coming years.
As COVID-19 has shown, companies are going to need to make business continuity and disaster recovery two of their highest priorities. For many companies, this is likely to mean an ongoing need to be able to support both remote and mobile workers.
Modern network infrastructure services are still based around the established needs of hardware, software, data cabling and wireless. The best network infrastructure service providers will, however, be very forward-facing. In particular, they’ll be focussed on implementing the highest security standards, along with scalability and general flexibility.
Hardware should provide a solid foundation for all network infrastructure services. Choosing the right hardware involves balancing the need for performance and security with the need to deliver value for money. Network infrastructure will also need to reflect both a company’s present stage of development and its future plans.
In addition to deciding what is required, companies also need to think about the most cost-effective way to procure it. Buying items outright can be a way to secure good deals, but leasing can offer more flexibility.
Software plays a vital role in keeping network infrastructure running to the standard modern companies need. Effective performance monitoring allows network technicians to identify emerging issues before they become serious problems. They can therefore be remedied swiftly, possibly before employees actually notice them..
Likewise, security issues can, should and must be monitored 24/7/365 and effective remedial action must be taken immediately threats are identified. Even for the smallest of SMEs, cyberattacks are a case of “when” not “if”. It’s therefore vital to have the right security software in place.
It may look as though the world has long since gone wireless. In actual fact, however, wireless generally only applies to the last step. Most of the hard work of data transfers is done through data cabling. At present, sending data over cabled connections is also the preferred choice for applications which require a high degree of security.
There are three main considerations regarding data cabling. The first is the level of performance. The second is the cost. The third is practical health and safety. Cabling needs to be routed so that people can walk without tripping over it.
Flexibility and scalability may also be considerations, although there are software tools which can help to minimise the need for cable updates.
Wireless networks are all about flexibility and convenience. They do, however, bring a number of practical considerations which need to be addressed for them to be a benefit rather than a liability.
Most of these considerations hinge on one or both of two key facts. Firstly, wireless networks are very susceptible to environmental conditions. Secondly, wireless networks are particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks.
It is therefore vital that wireless networks are designed and implemented for both maximum performance and maximum security. This is likely to involve combining hardware and software solutions, possibly with device management and/or user training.
We are experienced in providing a wide range of services from FM to construction for domestic, industrial and commercial sectors.
We understand that our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we are dedicated to providing a service that meets their needs. We work closely with our clients to ensure that they’re happy with the results we deliver, and we’re always looking for ways to improve our service. We believe that communication is key, and we will always keep you updated on the progress of your project.
Our helpdesk Operations Department provides 24/7 maintenance and support services for clients’ property portfolios across the UK. We have FM services with Project, Contract, and Account Managers ensuring smooth operations and compliance. Through our daily operations, we run reports to monitor spending, outstanding works, security, and potential projects, aiming to reduce unnecessary call-outs and save money. In FM, we use CAFM software to centralise facilities services, generate reports, and track SLA compliance. Clients can access the system through a client portal to review works and reports.