The importance of Internet for the SME

The reliability of a business’s internet connectivity plays a pivotal role in the productivity of your typical SME.

Email has changed the way businesses communicate instant, answers and real-time collaboration are now the norm. The growth of the internet has allowed E-commerce to revolutionise the way we promote and sell our products and services.

The use of “The Cloud” in business in massive, many business have used hosted email services like Hosted Exchange, Office365 and Gmail for years now, and are hooked on the anywhere, anytime, any device mantra these products live by.

Businesses are now eager to exploit the cloud’s – always on availability for other aspects of their business, like data storage (OneDrive, SharePoint, Gdrive), Business Software (CRM like MS Dynamics and Salesforce) and of course IP telephony (SIP Trunking and Hosted PBX).

Without scaremongering – it would be very safe to say that without an internet connection that modern businesses would grind to an abrupt halt!

Having said that, given this dependence on data and connectivity, it may seem strange that many businesses seem happy to select their broadband package on price alone…

Certainly, the advertising of broadband products for the residential market – with its fixation on monthly price, definitely has an affect on peoples mindsets when it comes putting a value on these products and services.

I have prepared a proper summary of the options available for your consideration, when connecting your business to the internet. I have explored the differences between Broadband and Ethernet and give you some food for thought to consider why buying a cheap package could prove to be a false economy.