Like water, sewage, and electricity, stable and reliable internet access has become an essential utility for the healthcare industry. With more mission-critical applications and data sources moving to cloud computing, connectivity issues that result in internet downtime can become costly. And with healthcare internet services, costs can often be measured in more ways than money.
With businesses increasingly turning to cloud-based operations, it's no surprise that they are eager to optimize their environments accordingly to take advantage of the rise of cloud. One of the biggest areas of improvement that most businesses can tackle for cloud is network performance. Out of all the things network engineers and operators can try, turning to fixed wireless can actually be a major part of improving the environment for cloud.
Internet service is a vital consideration for building owners and property owners of multi-tenant structures. Apartment and office buildings have some unique challenges when it comes to providing internet to tenants, and that's where using a point-to-point connection can be a real selling point.
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.
There's one discovery I seem to make repeatedly in the internet service industry, and that is that businesses are often misled when it comes to the redundancy of their networks.
Future-proofing means less replacing, less repairing, and a lot less cost down the line as we scramble to be ready for tomorrow. The future, however, is vague, and knowing what to prepare for can be difficult. Make sure your wide-area network (WAN) is ready for tomorrow with a few fairly simple measures right now.
Fixed wireless can be a beneficial proposition for anyone looking for high quality internet access, but in some cases, there are industry-specific applications that make fixed wireless especially worthwhile. Financial institutions in particular have plenty of reasons to bank on fixed wireless as a powerful communications tool.
It's hard to think of business as needing to modernize; after all, most places have electric power, running water, the best internet connection and so on. What's left to modernize? Well, for those who have kept up with developments on the internet front, there's a whole world of new development waiting in the cloud. Taking advantage of cloud developments isn't as easy as just buying software, however, as cloud developments require a sound foundation of a fully-upgraded network.
A quote, commonly attributed to Franz Kafka, sums up the nature of redundancy and its ultimate value: “Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have.” We live our lives according to this principle in one way or another: we hide a front door key near the house, we carry spare tires and jumper cables in our cars, we buy generators and stock freezers. Redundancy is not a waste of time, as long as it's used the right way.