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Understanding Network Bandwidth

Can you believe that at one time, there was actually a limit on the amount of time you could spend on the Internet? There are still some places that limit the amount of time that you can spend on the Internet, and there are even some places that will still charge by the hour or even worse, by the minute. Getting charged by the minute can really wind up making things more expensive than most people really want.

Businesses have found out something interesting about the amount of time their employees spend on the Internet. Their bandwidth is getting all used up by careless employees that are doing things that they are not supposed to be doing. The next thing you know all of bandwidth has been used up! This is simply not acceptable. Large businesses need a way to monitor all of the activities that are going on within their offices including Internet usage and bandwidth. This is where something like Greater London IT Support Inspection Deep Packet comes into play.

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What Is That?

There is a really good chance that you have never heard of this. That’s quite all right because unless you have been spending time in the IT department, there really is no reason for you to know what this means. To try and accurately describe what this is would go far beyond the scope of this article. You could read a manual on this subject and still walk away scratching your head in wonder.

Here it is in layman’s terms. It allows someone to take a closer look at data that is being passed through a network. This can be used for all sorts of things, and hopefully used for something good. There are a few ways that people could use this technology to spy on someone, but it is usually used for data mining and enhancing security features on a network. This network could be a huge corporate network that consumes unbelievable amounts of data, or it could be a simple home network that rarely uses much bandwidth at all. You could think of it as looking at your Internet bandwidth under a magnifying glass.

Using the Data for Good

Most large companies will leave all of this to their internal IT team. It is always best to leave something like this to the experts, those people that spend their lives working with technology. They will already have a natural and better understanding of everything involved in what could wind up becoming a very complicated process. Try to do this yourself and you could end up with much more than a headache.

Imagine what would happen if you did something to disable all of the bandwidth within your company. The company would come to an abrupt halt, and you would wind up paying all of your employees to sit around at their desks. Does this sound like a good idea to you? No it doesn’t. This is why it is very important to let an expert handle something like this.

Greg Smith is a writer and blogger with a keen interest in Greater London IT Support and associated subjects.