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Let’s Ask Our Experts: Talking Network Infrastructure with Joe LaFrance

From 34 Years of Wiring to Business Owner

Joe LaFrance, the owner of Enertron LLC, believes in being honest and it shows with how he runs his business. With over 30 years of experience in the IT industry managing cabling and networking projects, he saw the need that small-to-medium-sized-businesses (SMBs) had for additional computing help. Joe did not want to sit behind a desk. He wanted to help clients with their infrastructure and making sure their businesses were running right.

Enertron was founded in 1988 and offers many services from network infrastructure and IT logistics to cloud solutions and managed IT services. They will pack up an office for you, then set it back up correctly at a new location. “We can sell you the equipment you need but we can also make it work because we know infrastructure,” Joe said. Enertron guarantees all the work, because they will do it all for you.

Enertron is a verified Managed Services provider on TechStak and holds the following TechStak badges; Cybersecurity, IT Services and Managed Services.

The Setup

“If your computer cabling and network infrastructure is not set up by a certified company that has certified test equipment, your network will never run properly.”

Network infrastructure includes the hardware and software resources of an entire network to enable network connectivity, communication, operations and management of an enterprise network.

Structured cabling is often neglected when setting up network infrastructures. However, it is critical to a well-functioning communication system. Examples of structured cabling solutions include video, voice, and data systems.

Even if you buy the best server in the world, the infrastructure cabling needs to be set up correctly to run correctly. What you don’t see is what matters. The network wiring is in the walls and ceiling. That’s the part that needs to be right.

Did You Know?

It has become very common for businesses to use wireless connections rather than hardware cabling. But there are some pros and cons to consider.

“If you are unsure on your security, you need to be hardwired. If you do not know security and how to set up firewalls, your network will not be secure. You cannot hack a wire. But you can hack a wireless frequency,” said Joe.

Joe explains that someone would have to come into your company’s building and tap your wire to hack it. This is much more difficult than hacking a wireless connection. It can open your company up to vulnerability.

Tech Advice for Small and Mid-sized Businesses

Interview more than one company.

Joe recommends hiring a technology provider that is certified in all the infrastructure they offer to install. Enertron is honest with their clients. They will let you know if they do not specialize or are trained in something they are not. Hire an expert that is trained and certified in what you are looking for.

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