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Improving Your Team Through Technology: Tech for Businesses

Welcome to my blog. My name is Helen. During the 10 years I have worked in offices, I have seen my bosses approach technology from a range of angles. In some cases, they optimised their team's relationship with technology, and as a result, there was less downtime, more creativity and a better overall use of tech. In other cases, the employers missed the mark a bit, and the business suffered. For example, they failed to train employees how to use certain aspects of technology. In this blog, I am going to explain positive and useful business approaches to technology. I want to write about training, optimising and understanding its role in your business. I may write some posts for individuals as well. I hope you like my blogs, and thanks for reading!

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Improving Your Team Through Technology: Tech for Businesses

5 Myths About Wired Connections and the Truth Behind Them

by Evelyn Foster

Wired connections over faster download speeds than wireless connections, and they are more secure in most cases. In spite of these advantages, some companies still opt for a wireless connection. That works in some cases, but before you go that direction, you may want to make sure you have all the facts.

Here's a look at some common myths about wired connections and the truth behind them. 

1. Myth: You Can't Have WiFi and Wired Connections

When you set up your office, you don't just have to choose between a wired and a wireless connection. You can actually have both, and you can connect them to the same network or different networks. For instance, many coffee shops have a wireless connection over one network, and they let customers use their devices over that network. Then, they have a wired connection with data cables connected to modems for their credit card processing machines and office computers.

2. Myth: Cables Are Messy

Cables can be messy and annoying, but they definitely don't have to be. Professional data cable installers have tools and tricks to keep cables organized. There are wall clips, channels that can run along walls, floors and ceilings, and a variety of other organizational tools. You can even put in raised flooring that has the data cables under it and ports on the top for easily connecting devices.

3. Myth: You Can't Move Around With Wired Connections

In some ways this is true. While you can easily move around a laptop that's connected wirelessly, you can't move a desk computer that is connected to a wired system. However, that doesn't mean that you can't have any movement in your office. If you want to create lounges or working spaces, you can put Ethernet puts in there, and then, when employees come to that area, they can plug in their laptops to connect to the network.

4. Myth: All Computers Have to be Close to the Modem

Fortunately, this is not true. You can get data cables in all kinds of lengths. That means you can connect computers that are on the other side of the building, and you don't have to worry about a compromised connection. In contrast, with a WiFi connection, computers may experience slower speeds or trouble connecting if they are not close enough to the modem.

5. Myth: Wired Connections Are Old Fashioned

Wired connections and data cables are constantly improving. From fiber optics to CAT 6 Ethernet cables, there are exciting advancements happening all the time. To learn more, contact a data cable specialist.