The connectivity that underpins your processes, supports your people and keeps your customers coming back is key to your business success. Slow, underpowered or unreliable internet provision hinders efficiency and productivity whilst increasing frustration and stress for your people. Meanwhile, your competitors are racing ahead.
Under the Hood
Knowing how to connect your business and how your connectivity compares to the competition is as important as understanding how your pricing, customer service and reputation stacks up. If your current and planned technology investment isn’t keeping track with your competitors, you may be in danger of losing your lead.
Stepping up a Gear
Companies with fewer people are most likely to be unhappy with their internet capability. Understanding how you compare with your competitors can help predict whether you’re going to be able to maintain the pace – or whether you’re in danger of stalling.
Businesses are switching to the fast lane. Unifying communications; offering an unrivalled customer experience; guaranteeing reliable e-commerce — it’s what’s setting businesses apart in our digital workplace era. However, legacy connectivity solutions may struggle to support new bandwidth hungry applications.
Light: Web browsing • Social media • VoIP calls • Basic email
Moderate: Wi-Fi • File sharing • Cloud services (eg Office 365) • VoIP video calls Email with attachments
High: Backup • Streaming webinar • Uploading large files Multiple devices per user • VOIP and Skype • Video conferencing
Choosing the Best Solution for Your Business
From ADSL to leased lines, there’s a wealth of options to choose from. Understanding your business needs not just today, but to cater for the demands of a rapidly changing digital workplace, is the first step in identifying your connectivity strategy.
Whether it’s an uncontended private connection, industry leading service level agreements or an entry level option that’s most important to your business, there’s an internet solution to match your requirements and your budget.
Connectivity Comparison Chart
Download our Comparison Chart to learn about how budget affects download and upload speeds.
The Future is Getting Faster
Within the next two years, superfast broadband will be available to almost 95% of London based businesses. Elsewhere, 82% - 89% of businesses, depending on where in the country they’re based, will have access to the fastert speeds, with only businesses in the South West unlikely to see more than 78% coverage. Businesses who put off reviewing and upgrading their internet connection will see the gap in their connectivity capability widening, risking competitive disadvantage.Understanding Internet Solutions
The Ultimate Guide is a comprehensive overview of the options available. Exploring the benefits of each solution, including efficiency, reliability and productivity, the guide gives an overview of how each technology works, which businesses they’re best suited to and the download/upload speeds you can expect.
Internet Access Knowledge
Home Working - Can You Collaborate?
#3 Connectivity and Support at Home
Working from home is now an everyday reality for many of our customers and network issues can be a challenge
As schools have now closed and other businesses have also sent people home, many home workers are struggling with ensuring they can run their real-time work apps such as Voice and Video conferencing without interference from other people, who are also working from home or using other online content
A Hackers Guide to Remote Working
Remote working for a hacker is brilliant, and not in the sense that they can work from home in a dark room wearing a hoodie. But because remote working means that a business is intentionally giving a path into the internal network that could potentially be accessed by anyone on the internet. This blog post covers some of the things that we have encountered across the team over the years.
#2 Your Cyber Security
If you are allowing devices to connect from people’s houses – it's possible that these networks have already been compromised by hackers or will be in the future. Implementing two-factor authentication, where another device like a mobile phone is used for extra security is the most important security measure that can be applied to systems.
#1 Your Telephony
As the Covid-19 situation looks set to escalate, there's a lot to think about to keep your business running. Last week we shared the Top 10 areas we've focused on to ensure our own business continuity.
From today, we'll be going into these in more detail, setting out what we've learnt and offering specific guidance and support. Let's start with telephony.
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