When Was Your Last Network Assessment?

January 11th, 2018 by admin

Here in Texas, we have a saying: The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket. As a business, you already know it's difficult to increase revenue. Not to mention how important it is to maximize the revenue already in your streams. But you might not realize how much money you can save by getting a network assessment. So when was the last time you had your network assessed?

A Network Assessment Streamlines Productivity

We recently discussed what a good network assessment can tell you. Without rehashing it too much here, there are countless benefits in shoring up security gaps, pinpointing bottlenecks, and maximizing  bandwidth or other resource usage. This time around, we’ll focus on ways these adjustments can maximize your profits and minimize losses. Here’s another saying we have in Texas: faster than doublestruck lightning. Does this describe your network’s functionality?  If not, then identifying and streamlining problems such as network bottlenecks or bandwidth hogs could help you regain that lightning speed. Time is money, so the less you waste waiting on slow equipment or troubleshooting stalled systems, the more you can spend doing business and pursuing your company’s goals. Increased productivity can do wonders for your bottom line.

A Network Assessment Enhances Cybersecurity

Network functionality is one thing, but what about the potential problems beyond your control, like the ever-evolving threats from cybercrime? Highly skilled hackers constantly hunt for new and improved ways to compromise your system. With cybercrime on the rise and losses to American businesses topping 1.3 billion dollars in 2016,  businesses need to evolve their network security to be prepared. A network assessment heads them off at the pass by shoring up both known and potential security gaps. Given that the average cost of a cyberattack ranges between $84,000 and $148,000 (not to mention that 60% of targeted small businesses end up shutting down as a result of their losses within six months), we cannot overstate the value an assessment brings to the table.


A proper network assessment could find a whisper in a whirlwind, as we say. For many companies, an assessment rates among the most effective potential measures to streamline productivity and maximize security. To be frank, the benefits are more than you can shake a stick at. Which brings us back to this post's original question: Have you had your network assessed lately? No?  Then  reach out and give us a call today to discuss how best to secure your network.

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