Superfast Broadband – what is it and what does it mean to your business?
How many of us have felt frustration at slow website speeds when all we wanted was a quick answer to a question?
Twiddled our thumbs while the email we’re sending snails its weary way from the outbox? Gone off to make a cuppa while the data we need loads onto the screen?
In any business everybody will be using the internet connection for different purposes all the time. How much slower does it become in your business when this happens? And how many hours of lost time does this add up to?
Consumer broadband prevents businesses operating to their full potential; switching to high grade broadband not only makes shouting at the computer screen a thing of the past, but also opens up many other opportunities.
SMEs who’ve recently upgraded their broadband have noted huge advantages to making the switch. One business owner stated, “All our staff can now do the wonderful things they do quickly and simultaneously – that’s the really big win”.
With fast, reliable internet, everyone can be online doing the same thing with the same quality of online service and without disruption. Productivity is bound to increase.
But there are other advantages too.
A fast, reliable broadband connection delivers high definition video conferencing. This can mean saving money (& stress!) on business travel by using high quality video and audio broadcasts to staff and customers, both in the UK and abroad.
Home, remote and flexible working becomes effective when staff can access large data files, media files or presentations, at an instant and simultaneously. Travel time is reduced and daily productivity improved.
Backing up data online is speeded up and can be done throughout the day, without disrupting other business services. Not only is the time taken drastically reduced, but security is also enhanced.
Crucially, high grade broadband provides a strong platform from which to grow.
Recent switchers noted a significant increase in the quality of the service they were able to offer.
“Our new high grade broadband enables us to provide better service and support for our customers, and saves us time and money in the process”, one said.
Faster broadband speeds also mean better opportunities to invest in online marketing, promote growth and create new employment opportunities.
To learn more about faster broadband and available grants – and future-proofing your business – speak to Direct Voice and Data on 0800 84 999 84