Super fast broadband continues to be rolled out in Leicestershire, but what does it mean for business?
1 Practical cloud computing
Fast internet speeds make cloud computing (such as Office 365 and Google Apps) a realistic option for businesses. All documents, files and email securely stored on the internet, available from any computer and easily shared between workers. This can significantly cut down on IT infrastructure as many business then don’t need onsite file or email servers.
2 Online backup
Backup of important documents and communication is essential for any business and a fast broadband connection makes it easy. Instead of using external drives or other devices on your network, data can be automatically backed up using an online service.
3 Efficiently work from home
With remote and cloud based working everything you have available at work is available at home – except the communal kitchen and the witty banter. And fast broadband at home means no more stuttering/ non-existent connection when the children start watching a movie or gaming.
4 Video conferencing
Fast broadband means you can have face-to-face meetings from the comfort of your own office, saving traveling time and expense. Better tidy your desk up though.
5 All at the same time
Last, but definitely not least, fast fibre optic broadband can cope with multiple users doing all of the above at the same time, without slowing down.