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Five Ways Business Internet Speeds Impact Productivity
Have you ever been stuck in traffic behind that one car that’s keeping you from making your turn? Or being behind the person in the grocery store with an overloaded cart, when you have just a few items? That’s what it can feel like when your business high-speed Internet service isn’t keeping up with your needs. How can you get anything done without a solid Internet connection to the video conference? Or, when it takes forever to simply download the client files you need to update?
Here are five ways high-speed Internet for business, or lack thereof can impact your productivity:
- Transferring files
Whether you need to send files to clients or share them with coworkers, having to wait while files upload or download can take a chunk out of your day. One survey revealed the average worker wastes one week a year waiting on slow network connections!* But with broadband Internet or fiber optic Internet speed, your business can share files in-house without delays, enabling your team to be more efficient and productive. Boosting your business Internet speeds can also improve collaboration with customers and clients so you can turn projects around faster and look like a rock star!
- Sharing bandwidth
Keep in mind that the number of people you have sharing your high-speed business Internet connection, whether in-house or remotely, affects the speed for each person—everyone gets a slice of the total bandwidth when leveraging the Internet connection at any given moment. Depending on the size of your team, you want to get enough bandwidth to support everybody—and you’ll also want to be sure your business high-speed Internet service is sufficient to satisfy your whole team’s workload needs.
- Cloud computing
Just about every business today is using some form of cloud computing. From storage services like Box, OneDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive to applications like QuickBooks, Office 365, and Salesforce, those cloud services need fast and reliable high-speed business Internet connections to run efficiently. If you’re sold on the convenience of cloud subscription services, you should support them with broadband Internet speeds to help your team maximize their operation.
- Supporting numerous devices on Wi-Fi
Your Wi-Fi connection is the weakest link in your network. Wi-Fi speeds are almost always slower than wired connections depending on the wireless standard of each device, so you’ll want a faster 802.11n or 802.11ac wireless router coupled with a broadband Internet connection to boost the bandwidth of your wireless devices. Whether your team uses Wi-Fi on laptops in conference rooms or smartphones at their desks, don’t forget these devices share your high-speed business Internet connection, as well.
- Including peripherals
Last but not least, your network-connected peripherals—printers, point-of-sale terminals, credit card machines, scanners, even wearable devices—also need to share your business high-speed Internet connection, so don’t forget to include these unsung heroes when you’re determining the bandwidth you’ll need for your office.
When your high-speed business Internet service matches your team’s needs, everyone is more efficient and productive, because they’re less stressed, — not having to wait for their Internet connection to catch up with their job duties. Call Cable ONE today at 855.873.9596 and one of our sales advisers can help you determine the business Internet speeds that are right for your unique situation.