Far too many businesses confuse Internet redundancy with Internet diversity. Both are concerned with providing alternate Internet connection and communication services in the event of an outage; yet, both solve these problems in different ways. Make sure you do not use the terms interchangeably or confuse one with the other. Let’s take a look at both and help you decide which is best for your business.
When making an Internet provider decision or even a fixed wireless provider decision, a person needs to consider many factors. Line of sight, redundancy, SLAs, and of course, reliability. A key factor of reliability is ensuring your Internet connection remains stable during as many adverse conditions as possible.
A common question is the effect of weather and rain fade. Because fixed wireless providers utilize radio waves, it might be logical to think that inclement weather such as rain or snow can affect reliability or speed. This is not always the case. It depends on the type of connection (point-to-point or point-to-multipoint: "what’s the difference?”), frequency and also if your provider is supplying something called adaptive modulation.
Fixed wireless and satellite Internet are often times confused to be the same technologies when that could be further from the truth. If you are trying to figure out which business Internet solutions is best for you, below is an illustration of how fixed wireless and satellite internet are vastly different.
To many consumers, fixed wireless and satellite Internet are basically the same. Both do away with the need for a cable or wired connection running into your home or business from an ISP, right? While both do eliminate the outside ground infrastructure of cables, this is where the similarity ends.
Your business needs an enterprise Internet installation in a new building or location. Fast upload and download speeds are essential, as well as guaranteed uptime and instant assistance when problems arise. Obviously, you shop among the local ISPs for the best deal and service, but all of them tell you the same story - an incredibly long wait time for installation.
Ah, that magic word — bandwidth! In our mega-connected world, businesses and users need it, crave it, shop for the best offerings of it, even while most misunderstand it. More is the catchword. We need more bandwidth to grow our operations! We need more bandwidth to improve the consumer experience! We need more bandwidth to process transactions faster than our competitors! Do you — really?
COVID-19 has caused havoc and unprecedented changes to the global economy as many businesses were forced to shut down in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. Other companies remained operational, but with vastly different and sometimes frantic changes as to how they conducted business.
Now that areas are beginning to reopen in earnest, some from being completely closed and some from partial to full-bore operations, choosing the right network provider is a vital consideration. Does your current ISP, or do the companies you have under review, provide everything you need for operations post COVID-19?
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As Americans watch the COVID-19 pandemic ramp up from behind the closed doors of homes and businesses, the healthcare industry and local hospitals are gearing up for a massive response. The challenge is unprecedented, and so are the various needs that accompany it.
New measures are being implemented to speed testing for COVID-19 and the triage process for patients. With an expected rise in those needing testing and treatment, even with stringent containment measures in place, will place greater demands on IT departments for hospitals, physician offices, and other remote locations.
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As we are already witnessing, a major national crisis can place new and even unforeseen demands on a range of industries. The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly pushing governments and businesses to think outside the box. While many businesses are closed to prevent social interaction that can spread the virus, some businesses MUST still operate on location.
They don’t have the ability to work remotely. In many cases, these include logistics, healthcare, first responders, utilities, construction, oil and gas, and many more. Moreover, hospitals across the nation are also opening mobile testing centers in large commercial venues to speed testing. These remote locations present the need for a reliable and secure Internet connection and IT solution.
As part of an overall continuity plan, here are key IT considerations in a health crisis.
The new 5th generation of wireless technology is here! At least one major carrier is already advertising nationwide 5G coverage (whether it is actually available nationwide or not is still in question), and trumpeting the incredibly high speeds that are now available. Another touted its 5G coverage during the Super Bowl, tugging at hearts by emphasizing first responders using 5G to save lives. But its service is only available in parts of 31 cities, and only for customers who have purchased a 5G-compatible phone.