If you've ever rolled your eyes at a monitor and told it to go faster, then you may have already encountered one of the biggest problems a network can still boast in this era of faster-than-ever internet access: latency. Even with significantly greater speeds, latency is becoming an increasingly large problem for network users, and finding it—not to mention reducing it—is likewise tougher. Here are some points to look for that may help you address the issue of latency in your network.
The virtual private network (VPN) isn't exactly new; variants of this technology have been around for years. Thanks to recent events on the world stage, however, they're coming into particular vogue as a means to add security and protect data privacy. With increasing use of the VPN, some are wondering if these tools are putting more strain on internet connections, and just what kind of internet demands VPNs are incurring as a cost of doing business.
The proliferation of new technologies has led to a surge in the demand for bandwidth. For businesses to stay competitive, it's necessary to keep up with this demand. There are a few ways for companies to go about doing this.
Your internet connection is one of the most vital business decisions you can make. There's just no two ways about it; from video conferences to emails to research to even a cute cat video break, you need the right kind of internet connection. Getting the most out of internet providers, therefore, becomes crucial to overall operations. But what should you be looking for?
Is it time to get rid of the wide-area network (WAN)? Some would say it is, but almost as many would say that it's just time for a better WAN. Making a WAN better calls for some fairly serious changes, but those changes can make the system more ready to take on the ever-increasing demands of modern business.
Microwaves do more than heat up food -- they can be used to communicate. And microwave transmission technology is an excellent way for businesses to connect to the internet and take advantage of cloud-based services. The benefits don't stop there, however.
Incoming Communications? Bandwidth.
Financial organizations need to be able to field customer concerns at any given time. From simple questions about hours or balances to the most complex questions of future investment tracking, the incoming communications systems have to be ready to allow these calls through. It's not just customer calling, though; it's also contact made from other organizations, government regulators, and other such operations that need answers and information from the financial organization.
Outbound Communications? More Bandwidth.
Financial organizations also need to be able to provide a way to connect to the outside. Whether it's research being done, calls to customers being made, calls to suppliers carried out, or the myriad of other kinds of contact involved, bandwidth has to be on hand to allow the contact to flow out from the organization. Financial organizations need to be able to inform current customers, make contact with potential new customers, and carry out a variety of operations, all of which require bandwidth to be possible.
Internal Point-to-Point Communications? Still More Bandwidth.
There are even breeds of communication that need to go on within a financial organization; whether it's remote workers that need to connect back to the primary power structure via conferencing tools or whether it's information going out to those users via data channels, some connections need to take place among the members of the organization internally.
...That's a Lot of Bandwidth.
With Internet service providers often pleading poverty when it comes to improving Internet service, what can provide the kind of bandwidth that financial organizations need to succeed? There are a growing number of answers to that question, including fixed wireless service. Offering high speeds and low latency, often without the impediment of a bandwidth cap, fixed wireless can be just the thing to get bandwidth to a business.
With a growing number of uses for that bandwidth, businesses require no small amount of it to keep going. When it comes time to get that bandwidth, fixed wireless like that offered by MHO Networks can deliver with speed and latency that will surprise many...and all without a bandwidth cap.