A sluggish network can mean cranky users, loss of productivity, and big headaches for the IT staff. But solving–and even preventing–slowdowns is a whole lot easier when you know the most likely culprits.IT consultant Erik Eckel has identified some performance-compromising issues that small business IT pros may encounter, including bad NICs, failing routers/switches, IP conflicts, and DNS errors. He explains how problems can occur and what you can do about them. Click here to download the article.