What Is a Network Switch to My Business?
Switches are the building blocks for all business communications, from data to voice and video to wireless access. They can improve profitability by enabling your company to increase productivity, trim business expenses, and improve security and customer service.
If your practice is using anything less then a gigabit switch then chances are you are feeling the problems of your practice management software running sluggish or freezing up.
What Is a Network Switch: Unmanaged Switches
An unmanaged switch works right out of the box. It’s not designed to be configured, so you don’t have to worry about installing or setting it up correctly. Unmanaged switches have less network capacity than managed switches. You’ll usually find unmanaged switches in home networking equipment.
What Is a Network Switch: Managed Switches
A managed network switch is configurable, offering greater flexibility and capacity than an unmanaged switch. You can monitor and adjust a managed switch locally or remotely, to give you greater network control.
What Is a Network Switch: POE Switches
A POE switch is a network switch that has Power over Ethernet injection built-in. Simply connect other network devices to the switch as normal, and the switch will detect whether they are POE-compatible and enable power automatically.
When ever possible minimize the number of switches in your network. typical issues we see are daisey changed switches that range in speed causing a bottle neck and slowing down a computer network.