Those running a smaller business should play close attention to the connection speed their internet provider offers, according to technology expert Jonathan Jordan.
Writing for guardian.co.uk, he explained that when businesses (either set up independently or as part of a franchise agreement) don’t have time or money to create a dedicated IT department, they can still operate well – but need to focus on a few key things.
One of these is the speed at which their computer network can surf the web, Jordan revealed, as most companies are “ultimately dependent” on having regular internet access. “Having the best connection you can afford should be at the top of the list,” he said.
“It’s best to try and get connected via a technology called EFM, or better still, via fibre optic. This, in my opinion, will provide a much more stable connection, which means you can easily operate a telephone network and video services over the link and be confident it will work for that all-important conference call.”
Plus, business owners need to set up a standardised approached to IT; ensuring all workers use the same software or applications. This can reduce the chance that interoperability issues will pop up, Jordan suggested (also cited by africanfinancialnews.com). Sharing company files on a secure cloud-based platform is necessary too, as emailing large files can block up workers’ inboxes and shared access allows for more convenient, easier working processes.
Concluding, Jordan revealed that having a strong, reliable technological infrastructure is vital to all businesses’ success and can mean the difference between a productive working day for all involved, or a highly frustrating one.