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Three Ways a Network Audit Can Save You Money

By December 18, 2015March 6th, 2023Blog, Technology News

ways_that_a_network_audit_110999_205474Audits. Nobody likes the term, and often, the mere mention of an audit is enough to make business owners cringe. It doesn’t have to be like that – audits can actually be opportunities. They highlight potential points of weakness that, when corrected, can actually enhance your bottom line.

If it’s been a while since you’ve had your network audited, you should embrace it, rather than shy away from it. Here are just a few of the ways that a network audit can improve your bottom line:

Less Downtime

If your network isn’t properly scaled for the traffic flowing through it, significant delays can be caused. Likewise, if there are bottlenecks caused by improper configurations or conflicting IP addresses, it can have a negative impact on employee productivity. Your own technology might be working against you. Once corrected, those problems vanish, and your productivity improves.

Identifying Security Risks

One of the biggest ways a network audit can help is by identifying gaps or holes in your system’s security. If you’ve got machines that don’t have all of the latest security patches, you might have easy ways past your security for a would-be hacker, and it only takes one successful breach to bring your company to its knees.

Backup Assurance

You’ve probably got some kind of data backup plan in place, but is it working the way you think it is? Are the backups actually occurring on schedule? Is all of your company’s most critical data included in the backup, or are there things that are being missed? If there are, then should the worst happen, you’re going to find yourself trying to do business without mission-critical data or information.

In business, information is power. Audits can provide you a window into the inner workings of your network that you just can’t get by other means. Take advantage of that fact and have a qualified network consultant regularly assess and audit your network’s integrity. The expertise provided isn’t expensive to acquire, and it could wind up saving you big, making it well worth the time and effort.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.