How To Join A Hyperconnected World
We have entered the digital age, which means that businesses need to start their digital transformation journey – if they haven’t already. Digital transformation is the process of rethinking how your business operates and looking for more streamlined ways of getting things done.
One of the most effective ways of getting the digital transformation process started is by getting connected to the digital world and all its components. This means that a proper internet connection is non-negotiable, and accessible to everyone that may need it within your office space. The setup of your network will make all the difference when it comes to embracing the digital age.
Getting – And Staying – Connected With The World
When it comes to your office internet connectivity, the first thing you will end up doing is probably submitting a contact form with an internet service provider. While this is the most logical way forward, you need to know what your needs are so that you can get the right solution for your business.
Then you need to look at is the space itself – how big is your office and what portion of it needs to have access to the internet? In addition to this, you need to consider the barriers existing within it, for example, walls, ceilings, and floors. For every corner of the space to have internet access, the correct setup is required. You need to position the router at a central point and look into a signal booster to help increase the range.
Next, you need to look at what people will be doing on the internet, and how many people will be using it at any given time. Each device connected to the router will take its toll – more so when it is actively using the connection.
If video meetings are your new normal, your connection needs to be strong and stable enough to allow multiple video calls at the same time without the risk of buffering. A good ISP will be able to suggest a package able to meet these requirements and have you up and running in no time. It is worth looking into whether your office block is fibre-ready, as this form of connectivity is the fastest and most reliable.
Make The Move To Hybrid
A hybrid network is a great way to keep your office connected and to play Canadian Bingo in your spare time too. It offers the benefits of both Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity and is used by many businesses because of its dependable nature. This is because it offers multiple connections and does not rely on a singular service, keeping you connected even if one of the ports happens to fail.
Regardless of the connection you choose, security remains non-negotiable. You need to keep your business data – as well as personal data – safe and out of harm’s way. You need to have a reliable defence system in place to address security risks and get rid of threats should they arise. Additionally, you need to have your team educated on the risks that exist and how to go about engaging in a digital world safely.
With almost 5 billion people actively using the internet, it’s clear to see that the world has in fact gone digital. The only question is, will you be joining it?