When seeking a business broadband connection, security should be a top priority in order to protect the integrity of the business concerned. Host Ireland have worked with government and healthcare clients since its inception. We understand the importance of reliability and security in this sector and partner with our clients to build best in class enterprise connections.
The advantages of mobile broadband would indicate that it’s a bit of a no-brainer for any forward-thinking business. A mobile broadband service lets you connect to the Internet when you are on the move. The service gives you the ability to access the internet on a laptop, tablet device or PC by connecting to a mobile phone signal. However, there are often drawbacks to mobile with many providers – network saturation being the most common complaint. In this article, we explain why business owners should not necessarily choose mobile broadband a main or backup connectivity. It is best kept as an option to be utilised by remote workers only.
The field of smart data sharing and business intelligence as driven by the cloud is a key growth area for many companies. Symmetrical Internet connectivity is of course key to making this work – especially for those who transfer a lot of data and manage multiple websites. A fast, robust, reliable connection that won’t let your company down is absolutely essential.
Malcomson Law Services procured a wireless symmetrical 200mbps internet connection from Host Ireland as the main circuit to their Smithfield premises in Dublin city. The main reason for this choice was the extremely poor provision of fixed line services in their current location and also the advantage of a single hop of traffic due to their proximity to the main Host Ireland network core. In comparison to the former service that Malcomson were being provided over copper, the costs for the relative speed and reliability was a very easy commitment. A high ROI was delivered over the first year of service.
Broadband technology is confusing. Finding and maintaining the right connection for your business can be even more of a minefield – and the jargon doesn’t help. To take away some of the mystery, we’ve taken some of our most commonly used terms and broken them down into a helpful glossary. Read more
Irish SMEs have been encouraged by the Communications Minister to avail of a grant to establish and maintain a presence online. Companies that have ten employees or less can apply for a grant of up to €2,500 to build a website. It’s estimated that about 90% of Irish consumers research products online before making a purchase, and that they spend almost €14,000 a minute online. Read more
Sole trader or small business owner? You may be debating the merits of business broadband over your residential ISP. Here’s a quick guide to the main (and most critical) points of difference between business broadband and a regular residential connection.
Does your business plan to open new premises this year, or is an office expansion on the cards? Or are you pondering on the quality of your current broadband provider – are you happy with the level of service should your connection fail?
No broadband connection is immune from downtime, and nothing with electrical components ever will be. There is a large degree of variance, based on the characteristics of your business and environment (i.e., your vertical, risk tolerance etc), in terms of financial loss should your connection fail. The average business suffers from about 14 hours of internet downtime per year. Regardless of the specific number of hours offline, there is always a heavy cost for businesses; late delivery of goods or services, a loss of customer goodwill, as well as inevitable loss of revenue that would have been generated with a reliable connection.
The increasing demand for faster Internet connectivity means that the need for ‘dedicated bandwidth’ is higher than ever in 2016. Traditional broadband simply cannot satisfy this growing demand. The adaptation to higher frequency technologies is now an essential for any cutting-edge business. Super-fast access to data and cloud based services is not simply a bonus extra, but is now essential for any enterprise looking to compete globally.
Host Ireland Business Broadband offers the highest capacity millimetre wireless broadband network in Dublin, paired with a state of the art service level. For your business, this could be a real game changer. Read more