Your network is the building block for every technology you use. This is the last place you want to cut corners. By building and maintaining a solid network infrastructure your company will have a reliable base to work with.
With all the models and vendors for hardware it can get confusing. You can rely on a manufacture to tell help you but often that leads to over engineering. Planning and design is what solves this problem. Even within a single manufacture there are many models and features to understand. Unified Concepts constantly evaluates the different options to ensure your network is the most cost effective as it can be. By making sure the network fits and planning over a 5-10 year period you can save a lot.
Wireless networking is the first direct extension from your wired network. We live in a wireless world. Wireless access is expected now and it needs to work. There have been a lot of recent changes in Wi-Fi too. On premise controllers, cloud controllers, high density, the list goes on. How it works with your wired network is really important too. It is usually a good idea to select your wireless manufacture to match your wired manufacture. You will gain additional features that are included by that company that do not work if your mixing brands. Planning for your wireless is just as important as it is for your wired network.
Networks must contain intelligence, Integrated security, and Ease of management.
Do it right the first time so you don’t regret it into the future.