As the owner of a major corporation, you undoubtedly make sure that your company's computer network is up-to-date and running smoothly. This process is probably conducted on a weekend, when few to no interruptions in operations would be incurred. However, what happens when you want to revamp your corporation's network completely? Here is how your IT department would probably handle a computer network installation during the revamp process and the machines or programs needed to complete such a major undertaking.
It Starts with the Cloud
When you have so much data that there is no way an external hard drive could store it all, your IT department will probably utilize cloud services. Your company may have to temporarily scale up your Cloud usage to make this process smoother, but then you can always scale it back down after the revamp process. The IT techs will move everything of value and everything that needs company security to the cloud, and then wipe the database and computer hard drives clean.
Next, Fresh, Updated Software
If you are planning to add new software to the company computers, this is usually done now. Since new software might take up more room than what your system might have available to hold it, the new software is installed first. Then, little by little, the old but necessary software is pulled back down from the cloud and installed in the database. One master computer used by your technicians connects to the database and is used to add and integrate new software with old. To make sure the new software is not lost in the process, copies of it are stored in the cloud and the onsite database.
Finally, Run All Programs Through the Database to All Computers in the Building
This is the hardest, messiest part of an IT technician's job because every computer in the building has to be linked to the database and the master computer. Then they may need to be linked to each other and the cloud. This often requires a backdoor procedure that accesses every employee's computer and gets it to turn on and run simultaneously with the rest. (It used to be that the technicians would have to turn on each computer individually, access the passcodes to get through, and run the programs and installations manually.) Now, the remote access helps make the necessary connections. If you do not have IT technicians who can do this, you can always hire outside computer services like Tech Fixing Center LLC.