How faster internet can immediately improve productivity
At the time of publishing this article, global data usage currently sits at just over nine billion gigabytes per year. However, research conducted by U.K mobile network, Giffgaff, suggests that will rise to over sixty-seven-billion gigabytes by 2021. According to Cisco, Global IP traffic will increase nearly threefold over the next five years.
This dramatic increase in the demand for data isn’t just because of an increase in users, it’s because the way we use the internet has changed radically. The recent shift towards cloud computing solutions as-a-Service (Xaas) such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Security as a Service (SECaaS), as well as other bandwidth-hungry business applications such as Peer-to-Peer File Sharing, video conferencing and content streaming, all require much more data than previous internet traffic.
When you combine this growing demand for data with the substantial increase in the amount of Wi-Fi devices fighting for bandwidth on a company network, it leads to a whole new series of hurdles which were never considered during the construction of most business networks. If not planned for correctly, each of these hurdles is going to create lag in network speed and down time for both companies and customers.
So what does this mean for your company?
If your business’s internet connection feels slow today, it will be even slower in the future and may already be costing your organisation thousands of dollars in lost productivity.
Studies conducted by storage specialists, Sandisk, have shown that the average worker will waste one week per year, waiting for their company’s network to load. While a mere week may not seem like an important amount of lost productivity, multiplying that time by the number of employees in your organisation – it suddenly becomes a significant amount of lost productivity.
So what’s the solution?
If you’re running a company with anywhere from 100 to 1000 employees, then you need an internet connection that can keep your workforce up with the pace of business.
With BTAS Connect Fast Fibre, your business can achieve internet speeds up to 400Mbps, making cloud-based applications behave as though they were on your own network - reducing application lag and allowing your employees to create and collaborate seamlessly.
Once you’ve supported your business with that speed of connection, it also allows you to further improve your telecommunications infrastructure, move more applications to the cloud and boost productivity via a private WAN, centralised VoIP voice services and virtualised telephony architecture – all of which can help to reduce costs.
BTAS Network provides optimised, fast, monitored and managed Ethernet and Wi-Fi networks for reliable, frictionless internal networking for your organisation.