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?
It’s worth taking time to consider how critical a quality connection is to the success of SMEs in particular. Recent research in the UK has demonstrated that 34 percent of businesses believe that a faster internet connection would speed up their overall growth. Most concerning, however, was the finding that the average SME employee loses 15 minutes of work time every day due to poor internet speeds. Applied to a business with eight employees, this equates to a full day’s work every week. High-quality communications services are essential in order to drive Ireland’s increasingly digital economy. An unreliable connection also makes it close to impossible to compete in the global marketplace.
In the UK last year, Ofcom found that 83% of small businesses consider communications services to be fundamental to their business, and 78% use a fixed broadband connection. Whilst 85% of SMEs feel their business needs are well catered-for by the communications market, a significant number expressed concerns around broadband speeds, availability, resilience, quality of service and choosing between providers.
Host Ireland aim to match the right product to your business and its individual needs, with minimal hassle.
We offer private, dedicated, uncontended and symmetrical connections, rapid installation as well as guaranteed SLA. We have extensive experience with a huge variety of clients. Director & COO, Ben Kitchin, explains:
“Our customers range from universities to accountancy firms, to banks to hospitals. Every customer has a bespoke requirement and the key to our service is that we are flexible in accommodating their requirements. Our in house highly qualified engineering team are at hand at all times to help facilitate any technical requirements that our clients might have.”
With a suite of options for businesses of all sizes, our offerings can cater to your needs at any stage of the journey. For advice on future-proofing your business, and the right package for you, contact Host Ireland today on 01-821-9350.