When businesses set up, upgrade or relocate their data systems, they have a significant decision to make—What data can be accessed via a wireless connection, and what needs to be relegated to an Ethernet connection? To make an informed decision, it’s important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of both.
An Ethernet connection is your basic Internet cable hookup. You run an Ethernet cable from a compatible device to the Ethernet port on your router or gateway to get Internet access. This option is attractive in its simplicity, but there are some important points to consider first.
WiFi – Wireless Connections
You know what these are. You’ve doubtless set up a router and WiFi network for your home or business. These networks allow computers to connect to the Internet wirelessly, which is a particularly important option for using today’s mobile devices that don’t come with Ethernet ports. WiFi connections have come a long way in recent years, and can offer high-quality Internet access. However, they still have their limitations.
What’s the Right Choice for Your Business?
From a broad perspective, you should keep sensitive data and more intensive processes to wired connections, and use wireless connections for sharing data and completing everyday work tasks that don’t require stringent security requirements. In practice, however, this quickly becomes a difficult guideline to follow.
For advice, or information on up-to-date strategies and solutions to manage your data, A2Z Business IT can help! We serve businesses in Tristate Area with a variety of services designed for their unique needs. Contact us at (914) 821-5660 or email@example.com to learn more.
Fill out the form below and an A2Z IT expert will contact you right away