Why does your business need better connectivity?
Business needs have evolved
Current business-specific ADSL broadband simply isn’t fast or robust enough to facilitate the multiple services that a modern business needs to access reliably via its internet connection.
As the Millennial generation has continued to filter into the national workforce, higher numbers of staff will expect high-quality connectivity and IT, because they have become used to such standards throughout their lives.
- 75% of employees rank workplace flexibility as their most important benefit
- 75% of the workforce in 2024 will be made up of the Millennial generation (born between 1982 and 2003)
- By 2020 over 70% of UK organisations will have adopted flexible working
- Improved productivity was the number 1 driver of Unified Communications adoption in a PwC survey of UK small to medium- sized businesses.
Connectivity isn’t just about internet access
Video conferencing, collaboration tools and SaaS applications all require robust connectivity to perform optimally and prevent headaches for your staff.
Hacking is big business. While no type of connectivity is completely secure, choosing the right connection for your circumstances can help to prevent unauthorised access.
If your business relies on its internet access to join customers with your products, then a robust service, that guarantees 24/7 operation, is required.
Ultimately, a business’ internet connection is a vital part of day-to-day operations and by limiting that service, you may be doing more harm than good to your business, even if you think you’re saving money.
Modern businesses expect more
As Cloud computing has become more cost-effective, businesses are leveraging multiple SaaS products on a regular basis, putting extra pressure on the network.
Better infrastructure means that flexible working strategies are now far more effective than before and can make a positive impact on your employees.
Downtime doesn’t just mean lost sales. The business’ reputation is affected, and depending on its regularity, may also increase both customer and staff churn.
The bandwidths supplied may be affected by peak usage and connections are incredibly cost effective for small businesses and start-ups, however broadband is generally not recommended for businesses with more than 5 members of staff.
Using tiny glass cables to transfer your data, Fibre connections are more resilient, lower latency and faster than broadband services; consisting of two distinct types:
Fibre to the Cabinet is perfect for budget conscious businesses. FTTC lines still use low-bandwidth copper lines between your site and your closest cabinet.
A Fibre to the Premise service runs a fibre cable all the way to your site, meaning you can take advantage of faster speeds and lower latency compared to FTTC
Superfast, Reliable Bandwidth, Highly scalable.
Considered cost, Hard to bend, Specialist installation required.
Cost-effective, Quick to install, Highly accessible.
Lower average speeds, Easily corroded, Greater speed fluctuation.