Network failure can cause big business to suffer at big cost. Internet redundancy helps to prevent internet failure and the costs that are associated with it. These connections are exactly what they sound like; a redundant connection that, should an internet service fail at any time, reroutes the connection to a second line that has been set up to handle the traffic.
To Generate or not to Generate
Revenue! That’s what business is all about. If a company is not generating revenue, then there isn’t much point in showing up for work. Internet connections are the lifeblood of many companies in the 21st century, and when these connections fail, revenue comes to a screeching halt.
Most businesses need to communicate with potential customers in order to operate, so when a company’s internet has failed, this communication comes to an end and the potential for sales comes to a dead stop. Even if the front line customer agents can still communicate with the customer, their abilities to process sales may be limited. By installing a redundant internet connection, the speed of business isn’t forced to change.
Any business that has a website will know how much it can cost to have a website down while the IT roots around to find the problem. Internet redundancy keeps a website up and running.
The image of a business counts. Whenever a business experiences a hiccup, like an inability to process a sale, it allows a customer to question the credibility of the business. Being prepared with a redundant connection creates a seamless experience for all members of the public.
Time is Money
Internet failure means that each employee that requires an intranet connection can’t continue work, since an intranet system can’t function without that connection. A redundant internet connection kicks into gear as soon as a primary internet service has stopped, allowing all employees to continue working as normal.
The Power of Choice
So, exactly how does one ensure they are saving the most amount of money when they invest in a redundant internet connection? It is important to match the needs of the business to the needs of the internet.
First, most wired internet connections are built as underground fiber-optic cables, and if these cables are compromised in any way, a connection can fail. The only way to ensure that a connection will remain secure in the event of any physically damaged lines is to invest in a wireless connection for a redundant connection.
Second, if a redundant connection is too small or too large for a business’ needs, it will result in wasted money. Obviously, a connection that is too small will not have the capability to run a business if and when the primary connection fails. A connection that is too large will have unused portions, effectively burning through money that could be put to better use.