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									It is difficult to find a business that does not rely on technology, and in p
articular, computer technology to run effectively. That is why it is importan
t for you to do a regular checklist of your computers to ensure that everythi
ng is as safe as possible. This is especially important when you have employe
es that are using the computers that are directly accessing the information a
cross the network. Of course, nothing is ever going to be ironclad, and there
 are always going to be problems that exist in any technological item. If you
 follow the information in this article carefully, however, it will be a much
 safer environment for everyone that is involved.

The first thing that you should do is to take a careful look at all the compu
ters that are attached to the network and used for your business. One of the
main things that you want to ensure is that the computer has a high quality a
ntivirus program. Regardless of whether it is a stationary desktop PC or if i
t is a laptop, you also want to ensure that the proper firewall settings are
in place, which will help to protect the network as well. By having these thi
ngs set up in advance, it will be much less likely that an intruder will hack
 into your network and cause problems for you.

If you use a network and have several computers that are attached to it, it
would be to your benefit to have a professional assist you in setting the ne
twork up properly. This is something that is often overlooked in many busine
sses, as they may consider the basic features of the network to be acceptabl
e for security purposes. The fact is, there are many different things that c
an go wrong with the network, including problems that may come from the prin
ter or other peripherals that are attached. By ensuring that the network is
as secure as possible, problems will be less likely to occur that could cost
 you both time and money.

If you are going to be upgrading your computers or anything having to do wi
th the network, you should carefully consider the problems that may occur i
n advance. A breach in security can easily take place when the network is d
own or if it has not yet been established properly once the new features we
re added. You must also consider the amount of time that your network is go
ing to be down, particularly if you are being accessed by outside resources
. It is best if you consider the times when your network is least busy and
then make any upgrades that are necessary during that time.

Finally, make sure that everyone within your company is familiar with how t
o use the Internet responsibly. It is not always going to be feasible for e
very business to block the Internet or to limit how much Internet usage tak
es place during the time that their employees are at work. By educating you
r employees properly, you will help to ensure that they are less likely to
cause problems with downloading rogue programs that can bring your entire n
etwork down in an instant.

								
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