Best Practice IT Security for Business

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.

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Restrictions on Mobile Broadband for Business

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.

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Get Your Company Online with Host Ireland

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

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Differences in Business and Residential Broadband Usage in Ireland

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.

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Protecting your Business from Connectivity Downtime

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.

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Better Broadband, Better Business

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

Ireland’s broadband provisions are lagging, says EU

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), released yearly, is a composite index which serves to summarise Europe’s digital performance and track the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness. The index is structured around five principal dimensions; Connectivity, Human Capital, Use of Internet, and Integration of Digital Technology.

This year’s good news is that overall, Europe is progressing. The EU as a whole attained a score of 0.52 in 2016, up from 0.50 last year. However, member states are at different stages of development.

 

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Why Host Ireland Business Broadband?

With the highest capacity millimetre wireless broadband network in Dublin, and a huge amount of product innovation behind our offering, Host Ireland Business Broadband is also Ireland’s only infrastructure ISP which is selling 1gbps services. Founded in 1998, today Host Ireland Business Broadband services over 2,000 businesses and has become the preferred wholesale partner for several international telcos. Read more