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A well-designed and optimised network is absolutely essential for businesses to ensure reliable connectivity and productivity.

Poor network design can lead to slow network speeds, dropped connections, and costly downtime, all of which can be incredibly frustrating for employees and potentially damaging to a business’s reputation.

In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, businesses need to have a reliable and optimised network in place to stay competitive and to ensure that they can operate at peak efficiency.

A reliable network can:

  • Improve connectivity
  • Reduce downtime
  • Improve productivity

By investing in a well-designed and optimised network, businesses can ensure that they are operating at their full potential and are well-equipped to meet the demands of a rapidly changing digital world. With our network design solutions, businesses can have peace of mind knowing that their network is optimised for performance and reliability.

Our network design solutions

We understand the importance of a well-designed and optimised network for businesses. That’s why we offer a range of network design solutions to help businesses optimise their connectivity and ensure reliable network performance.

Our network design solutions are tailored to the unique needs of each business. We work closely with our clients to assess their current network infrastructure and design a customised network that meets their specific requirements. Our team of experts will then install and configure the network infrastructure to ensure maximum connectivity and optimal performance.

We use the latest technologies and industry best practices to ensure that your network infrastructure is reliable and efficient. Our network design solutions include network security features, such as firewalls and antivirus software, to ensure that your network is protected against cyber threats.

Our network design process

Our network design process ensures that we create a reliable, efficient and scalable network diagram that meets the specific needs of each of our clients.

Consultation

We begin with a consultation with you, where we discuss your connectivity requirements and goals. This helps us to understand your business and develop a network design that is tailored to your needs.

Analysis of existing infrastructure

We provide a comprehensive analysis of your existing network infrastructure, including the assessment of network devices such as routers, switches, and firewalls. We take into account the specific requirements of your business and create a customised network design plan that incorporates the latest industry best practices and technologies, as well as your existing network devices.

Next, we conduct a comprehensive assessment of your current network infrastructure to identify any issues or areas for improvement.

Development of a network diagram

Based on this assessment, we develop a detailed network diagram that outlines the steps needed to design and implement the new network.

Implementation

Once the plan is approved, we move on to the implementation stage, where we configure and install the necessary hardware and software. Our team of experts work closely with you throughout this process to ensure that the network is properly installed and configured and that it meets your specific requirements.

Ongoing support and maintenance

Finally, we provide ongoing support and maintenance to ensure that the network continues to operate at peak efficiency. Our team of experts is available to provide technical support and troubleshooting assistance, as well as to make any necessary upgrades or changes to the network as the business needs evolve.

Throughout the entire network design process, we work closely with you to ensure that the network meets your exact needs. Our collaborative approach to network design helps to ensure that your network is reliable and efficient.

What is a network diagram?

When it comes to network design, creating a comprehensive network diagram is crucial. This diagram serves as a visual representation of the network, including:

  • All network devices
  • Physical connections
  • Security architecture

With the help of network design software, we can create an accurate site or office plan that maps out the physical connections of all devices and endpoints, as well as their quantity, type, and location. This is called network mapping.

Network diagrams are an invaluable tool for IT teams, as they provide a clear and detailed visual representation of the network’s components and configurations. By having this information readily available, IT teams can quickly troubleshoot and resolve network issues, reducing downtime and improving productivity.

The ability to easily document network configurations and settings also simplifies network maintenance, making it easier for IT teams to keep the network running smoothly. So whether it’s identifying network congestion, pinpointing security vulnerabilities, or resolving connectivity issues, a network diagram can be a crucial tool for IT teams to keep the network up and running.

A network diagram is not only useful for troubleshooting issues, but also for planning and preparing for the future. With a clear visual representation of the network’s current state, businesses can identify areas for improvement and plan for upgrades or changes accordingly. This can save time and resources in the long run, as businesses can be more strategic in their network investments and avoid unnecessary expenses.

What are the benefits of working with an outsourced team?

Outsourcing your network design solutions can offer several benefits to your business:

Gain the expertise of professionals

Firstly, it allows you to tap into the expertise and experience of professionals who have a deep understanding of the latest network technologies and industry best practices. This means that you can be confident that your network design is optimised for performance, reliability, and security.

Save time and resources

Outsourcing your network design solutions can save your business time and resources. By working with a professional team, you can focus on your core business activities while we handle the network design and implementation process. This can be particularly beneficial for smaller businesses that may not have the resources or expertise to handle complex network design projects in-house.

Flexibility and scalability

Outsourcing your network design solutions can also provide your business with greater flexibility and scalability. As your business grows and evolves, your network needs may change. By working with a professional team, you can easily adjust your network infrastructure to meet your changing requirements, without the need for significant investment in additional IT resources.

Peace of mind

We can provide your business with peace of mind, knowing that your network is secure and optimised for performance. Professional network design teams have the expertise and tools needed to ensure that your network is protected against cyber threats and that it operates at peak efficiency, reducing downtime and improving productivity.

Network design FAQs

What is the difference between network topology and network design?

Network topology refers to the physical or logical arrangement of the network components, such as computers, servers, switches, and routers. It describes how these components are connected and how data flows through the network. Network design, on the other hand, refers to the overall architecture and plan for the network, including its purpose, scope, and the technology used to connect the components.

Why is it important to have a well-designed network?

A well-designed network can improve connectivity, reduce downtime, increase productivity, and ensure that the network can meet the current and future needs of the business. It can also provide enhanced security measures to protect against cyber threats.

Can a poorly designed network affect business operations?

Yes, a poorly designed network can lead to slow network speeds, dropped connections, and costly downtime, which can disrupt business operations and potentially damage the business’s reputation.

What are some common mistakes to avoid in network design?

One common mistake is failing to properly plan for future growth and scalability. This can lead to costly network upgrades or downtime in the future. Another mistake is neglecting network security, which can lead to cyber attacks and data breaches. It’s also important to avoid overcomplicating the network design, as this can make it more difficult to troubleshoot and maintain.

How long does the network design process typically take?

The timeline for network design can vary depending on the size and complexity of the network. However, it typically involves several stages, including consultation, assessment, planning, implementation, and ongoing support. The entire process can take several weeks to several months, depending on the specific needs of the business.

Can businesses implement their own network design, or is it better to outsource?

While businesses can certainly attempt to design and implement their own network, outsourcing to a professional team can provide several benefits. Professional network design teams have the expertise and experience needed to ensure that the network is reliable, efficient, and secure. Additionally, outsourcing can save businesses time and resources, as the design team can take care of all aspects of the process from start to finish.

How often should the network design be reviewed and updated?

It’s important to regularly review and update the network design to ensure that it remains optimised and effective. This can involve assessing the network’s performance, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing changes as needed. The frequency of these reviews can vary depending on the size and complexity of the network, but it’s generally a good idea to review the design at least once a year.

Related services

In addition to our network design solutions, we offer a range of related services to help businesses optimise their connectivity and network performance. These services include:

Network security

We offer a range of network security solutions, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and antivirus software, to protect against cyber threats and ensure that your network remains secure.

Network monitoring

Our network monitoring services help businesses proactively monitor their network performance, identifying potential issues before they become major problems. This can help reduce downtime and ensure that your network remains operational and efficient.

Cloud solutions

We offer a range of cloud solutions, including cloud hosting and storage, to help businesses streamline their operations and improve collaboration. Our cloud solutions are designed to be scalable, secure, and efficient.

Network upgrades

As businesses grow and evolve, their network requirements may change. We offer network upgrade services to help businesses adapt to these changes, ensuring that their network remains scalable, efficient, and reliable.

Network maintenance

Our network maintenance services help businesses ensure that their network remains optimised and effective over time. We provide regular reviews and updates to the network design, as well as troubleshooting and technical support, to ensure that the network continues to meet the business’s specific requirements.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your network design needs, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts is always ready and eager to assist you and provide you with the guidance you need to make the most of your network infrastructure.

You can contact us through our website or by phone to schedule a consultation and learn more about our network design solutions. We look forward to hearing from you and helping your business achieve its connectivity goals.

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Lynn ColeLynn Cole
16:11 08 Feb 24
Catherine was amazing. We had taken in our laptop as we thought we had been hacked. We had. They cleaned everything up and Catherine explained very simply what we had to do and how to do it. So patient wigh us. Amazing lady
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10:58 19 Jan 24
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16:21 18 Jan 24
I would highly recommend Woodstock IT. Excellent service. Their engineer Dave was very patient with me as I am a complete numpty as far as computers go . I am up and running with a new refurbished P.C.
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19:09 10 Jan 24
Cat at Woodstock IT was very helpful, professional and patient with a "computer dinosaur." I was delighted with the whole experience.Many thanks.
Mary PedlowMary Pedlow
13:12 05 Jan 24
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Martyn WilksMartyn Wilks
12:29 03 Jan 24
Woodstock IT have just done another absolutely brilliant job for us. We have a holiday let cottage and our internet went down due to a storm. James came out to fix a 'bridge' between our house and the holiday let. As luck would have it we then had a power cut whilst he was here. Despite the lack of mains power he used a power source from his van and some very long leads to bring power to his diagnostic equipment and solved the problem. Excellent service!
Cat was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful with the works we needed doing when transferring data from a very old laptop onto a newly refurbished one that we purchased from Woodstock IT. Excellent customer service and a tasty cup of tea whilst we waited! Thank you so much to Cat and the Woodstock Team!
Col SecombCol Secomb
10:54 20 Dec 23
These guys are absolutely on the ball - super efficient and knowledgeable. Can highly recommend for you business IT needs.
Lyn SpurrierLyn Spurrier
11:30 14 Dec 23
Woodstock IT always provide professional and efficient services. I would like to thank Jake for helping to sort out an urgent issue for me recently and thank the really friendly and knowledgeable team for all their help over the past few weeks. Merry Christmas.
Sam EllisSam Ellis
11:26 14 Dec 23
Woodstock IT are fantastic, always very helpful and attentive whenever needed. Jake and Carl are just great and I would highly recommend them to anybody who requires IT based services. Thanks guys!
Doreen BurchellDoreen Burchell
13:08 08 Dec 23
Woodstock have now dealt with IT For Horsham and Crawley Counselling for several years. Carl Burchell is both polite, patient and proficient in sorting out any problems we have, excellent service.
Mark ChipolMark Chipol
16:18 04 Dec 23
We had a user account hacked - through accidentally clicking on an unsafe link.Woodstock IT were brilliant. Dave Hearn called me first thing to run through the validity of the unusual login, within minutes of it happening and then he brilliant took care of absolutely everything, whilst the people within the business could just continue to do our normal jobs.Dave's attention to detail and provision of assurance that he had everything in hand, was a huge relief. After initially locking down the account, to ensure he would stop any potential issues, he even then spoke to our user directly to walk them through the full new login process again.IT Support is often the type of thing a business pays for and hopes to never have to use - but dealing with Woodstock IT and Dave this morning, absolutely confirmed that it is money very well spent.I couldn't possibly recommend the team highly enough!
Sue StooksSue Stooks
10:20 20 Nov 23
I had a problem with my phone, so as I have been using Woodstock for many years for computer issues, they were my first thought. I called and arranged to drop off the phone at their workshop. A few hours later the lovely Cat rang to say it was all sorted. When I collected it, she explained what had happened and how she fixed it. The repair price was reasonable and I am very happy indeed. I can't recommend Woodstock highly enough.Sent from Sky Yahoo Mail on Android
J CtisJ Ctis
08:20 09 Nov 23
A new computer was ordered from Woodstock IT. Dave Brenner delivered it on the arranged date. He then spent time ensuring that everything was working correctly. Dave was courteous and professional and we are very pleased with the new kit.
Beatrice VGBeatrice VG
11:13 26 Oct 23
I have just had the most amazing service done on my laptop, by Dave Hearn. I could not praise Dave enough. He was fast, friendly and resolved all my issues whilst teaching me some very useful stuff. Thank you Dave!
Graham ArnoldGraham Arnold
16:00 18 Oct 23
Been using WOODTSOCK IT for several yrs now, my go to IT professional's. Today no different popped in -"CAT" resolve all the issues i had, truly great service from her. So good we have a local firm delivering a quality service. GREAT JOB " CAT"
MIchaelMIchael
15:14 17 Oct 23
Less than 20 mins with Jake at Woodstock IT fixed my Outlook access issue that was beyond Microsoft Support after a week, six emails and hours on calls. This firm's consistency across all my IT needs over more than five years is truly impressive. Highly recommended.
Caroline BlakeCaroline Blake
11:45 17 Oct 23
Woodstock came to the rescue recently when my PC crashed without warning. They were on the case immediately and eventually managed to recover everything as well as replacing the hard drive. Fantastic service, from a great team.
Ray YapRay Yap
13:32 28 Sep 23
The Woodstock IT Support Team is an amazing, efficient and reliable IT service provider.I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude to your incredible IT support team for their exceptional service in fixing my laptop. Your team's prompt response, technical expertise, and attention to detail truly exceeded my expectations. I am a grateful client, and I couldn't be more pleased with the level of care and professionalism you provided throughout the entire process. I especially commend Carl and Cat as they provided excellent customer service at an affordable cost.I want to commend each member of your IT support team for your hard work and dedication. May laptop has been upgraded, working well and is now speedier. Your collective efforts have restored my laptop to full functionality and my confidence in your organisation's IT support services just skyrocketed.Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your outstanding service. You have a dedicated client in me (and from our company), and I will not hesitate to recommend your IT support team to anyone needing expert assistance.Warm regards,Ray
Frances HammertonFrances Hammerton
14:09 14 Sep 23
Carl and Dave are absolutely brilliant - the best IT guys! Always extremely helpful and much appreciated here at Technique Engineering!
Kevin DixonKevin Dixon
15:03 15 Aug 23
Very appreciative of the support service given today. Thank you to Dave Hearn for his perseverance, and a successful outcome. Kevin Dixon
Tony FiveashTony Fiveash
09:37 09 Aug 23
We have been using Woodstock IT for many years and they have always got us out of trouble, often at very short notice. Excellent service from all of the team there.
Sam VincentSam Vincent
13:45 02 Aug 23
I Highly recommend using Woodstock IT, and have done for years.Jake sorted my PC out for me again and it works perfectly
Sue StooksSue Stooks
15:41 06 Jun 23
Laptop Repair.I've used Woodstock for many years, so when my elderly laptop had an issue I had no hesitation in taking it to them. As usual, they were very helpful and solved the problem within one working day.Highly recommended.
John CarrodJohn Carrod
15:24 01 Mar 23
These guys went above and beyond what they needed to do. My father’s Samsung PC was not working correctly so after a recommendation from a friend I called Woodstock IT. My father is 101 years old so he could not deliver the computer to Woodstock (I am about 150 miles away) so they picked up the computer, updated it, got it running smoothly again and even replaced the keyboard which was an odd US style one. They returned the computer to my father and made sure he was total happy with it before returning to their offices. It is great to find a company that really cares about their customers. I’d recommend them to anyone.
Steve SmithSteve Smith
12:39 20 Jan 23
At very short notice Woodstock IT worked with us to address a number of identified CE Plus vulnerabilities and worked in a highly professional and responsive way meeting the changing demands for resolution. We could not have asked for more from them. They showed very high levels of technical ability and commitment to help us achieve our goal in a very short timeframe. I would particularly like to thank Carl Burchell for his tireless work across the 14 machines requiring attention and his patience with the constant changes required.I would recommend Woodstock IT to anyone looking for professional IT Services provision.
Danielle BuddenDanielle Budden
13:05 19 Dec 22
Can’t thank Woodstock enough lately, Dave, Oliver, Adam, Jake and the entire team have really helped me get out of some very stressful IT related situations recently.No question is ever too silly for them!I always feel like whenever I phone they always have the time to help me, whether that be remotely or in the workshop.Highly recommend this company for all your IT needs
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13:14 30 Nov 22
Have used Woodstock for several years and always had excellent service, no job is too big or too small and concentrate on fixing your problem rather than massaging costs. On collecting my machine after a hard drive upgrade from their excellent and knowledgable engineer Jake, my car became stuck in a flooded entrance to their site due to heavy rain and their General Manager no less, Joachim, used his own car to pull me out, wow, this is customer service above and beyond what you would normally expect! Have no hesitation in entrusting all your IT requirements to Woodstock, you won't regret it.
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14:23 24 Nov 22
Woodstock IT are one of the best companies I have had the privilege I have appointed to look after my IT needs, they are customer focused and deliver a service that is second to none.As for value, their prices are very completive, the staff are extremely friendly, and nothing is too much trouble for them.Due to a disability, they never question about taking up tasks either remotely or by visiting my home.I have been using Woodstock for several years and can truly say they look after all my IT needs and have even helped from time to time with my smart gadgets.Defiantly one of the best 3rd party contractors I have ever used.Tony Walsh
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The team at Woodstock IT have been nothing short of fantastic in their support, expertise, help and above all their friendliness since we started working with them in 2017. They've been one of the most valuable constants through the last couple of years and have supported my business with their continued knowledge and ideas as we continue to flex and change to our new ways of working. Keep on being awesome Team Woodstock!!
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12:29 17 Oct 22
Took my laptop in for an urgent re-build and received first class service from Jake at Woodstock IT. The job was completed quickly and I received regular updates on progress. I would highly recommend this company for its technical knowledge, expertise and customer service.
Rupert NathanRupert Nathan
13:06 04 Oct 22
Usual superb service from Woodstock IT . Instant attention via remote support for email reconfiguration. Confident and humourous, the process made a joy of an IT glitch which was way North of my pay grade! Thank you Jogi!!! (Or however you choose to spell you name).Price was entirely reasonable for this level of service
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12:53 29 Sep 22
Once again, I'd like to thank Woodstock IT and especially Jake. He has spent inordinate periods of time to sort out two issues relating to Windows 11 updates. Working remotely I could see how many routes he had to take to solve the problems with great patience. Many thanks.
Tim FifieldTim Fifield
12:06 22 Sep 22
Just a shout out to the team at Woodstock IT - and especially the mighty Jake Spurrier in the workshop - for the supply and seamless data exchange from one MacBook Air to a shiny new one. MD Julian even opened up on a Saturday so we could get our mitts on it for urgent work over the weekend. Five star service as usual!
Louise ParrLouise Parr
11:40 16 Sep 22
I contacted Woodstock IT because I was having trouble sending emails. I tried contacting my web hosting company and tried Microsoft and neither of them were able to identify or solve the issue. Within an hour or my initial contact with Woodstock, I had the support team on the phone remotely accessing my laptop, and the issue was identified and resolved. The team are so friendly and knowledgeable. I would not hestitate to recommend them to others, both for personal and business support. Thank you Woodstock IT.
Madge FullerMadge Fuller
16:40 05 Aug 22
I am always so pleased when I contact Woodstock IT as they immediately act to help with any problems that arise. They are a friendly bunch always quick to offer support and advice. they are nearly always on hand to sort out many problems.
Damian WellsDamian Wells
11:03 05 Aug 22
I have used Oliver at Woodstock over the last 3 months with various obscure issues relating to SharePoint migration, MS Project, One Drive and Microsoft Office. Each time he has been systematic and thorough in finding and resolving the problems. Great expertise and a pleasure to work with.
NJCNJC
10:56 21 Jul 22
Employing Woodstock IT was one of the best decisions I made for my start-up company. The quality of customer service and attention to detail is at a level that I have rarely come across in the UK. Tom, Oli and Jake have all gone the extra mile (including outside of normal working hours) to ensure that the IT systems of the business are secure and functioning to the optimum. I can't recommend these guys highly enough.
linda cowderoylinda cowderoy
13:30 24 Jun 22
Excellent service from Woodstock as always. Carl sorted out a difficult problem for me, but easy for him, very quickly with curtesy and professionalism. Thanks! Linda
Horsham ArchitectsHorsham Architects
17:23 24 May 22
Problems with different e mails Resolved!Carl arrived very promptly helped resolve an e mail problems on all 4 computers as well as my mobile phone for my business, very professional service, definitely would recommend
Brock TaylorBrock Taylor
14:09 01 Mar 22
Always excellent service. Quick to respond and sort problems. A pleasure to deal with. Thank you Oliver and Carl for your continued support and expert knowledge.
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13:30 18 Jan 22
Our company has been using Woodstock IT Horsham for seven years and we cannot sing their praises more highly. We have always had first class service from them: there is nothing they cannot set up, fix, or repair. Joachim (their General Manager) has been coming out to us since we first used them and he is absolutely brilliant: his IT knowledge is endless, he is professional and polite, and a really lovely bloke too. Whether you are corporate or domestic, do not look anywhere else: use Woodstock and you will never look back.
Sue CaseSue Case
13:25 18 Jan 22
Been using Woodstock IT for a few years now. Buy hardware from them which comes will good, honest, reliable advice and no insurance selling! Use them annually for general advice and to ensure my PC is working 100% as it should. Highly recommend this company to individuals as well as companies. No job is treated as too big or too small. Really friendly, knowledgeable and trustworthy staff.
Adrian StevensAdrian Stevens
19:09 09 Dec 21
Being a non-techie, when it came to needing to upgrade my aging laptop, I could have gone into a retail outlet and been bombarded with technical stuff by staff who earn commission on sales.Instead I preferred to ask the professionals for their opinion about what I needed and for them to source the hardware. Having previously used Woodstock IT for servicing, they were the obvious choice. They provided a solution and quoted me the price for the hardware and for the data transfer and setting up the new system. They are the experts and I fully trust their expertise. Excellent service from the team.
Keith WhiteKeith White
13:26 24 Nov 21
Brilliant service by James,solved all our problems very quickly and very professionaly.Would highly recommend this company.
Joseph ChiwawaJoseph Chiwawa
10:58 22 Nov 21
The staff is so friendly and they did a perfect job , it's the team you can trust for a job
Tara WilliamsTara Williams
13:48 09 Nov 21
Always there to help or advise. Very professional and everything is sorted out without delay. Thank you.
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