When you need internet for business, you have options. But which one is right for your organization?

July 10, 2019 Rogers for Business

Consumer-grade internet services aren’t enough for businesses. Learn what really matters when choosing internet for business.

Selecting the right internet solution for your business requires a thorough understanding of how workers connect and how best to serve customers and clients. That means internet decisions go beyond the purview of IT. They need to be made from an organization-wide perspective that takes into consideration the needs of each facet of the company.

How many workers are located in your office? Do they use video conferencing tools, host webinars or stream video? Do they share large files and databases with clients and workers in other locations? Do employees need to access apps and files in the cloud? Does part of your operation involve management of a customer-facing website? Do you experience seasonal spikes in internet usage?

The answers to these questions are vital when implementing effective internet for business services, not just to help gauge cost-effectiveness, but also to ensure your service is optimized for worker productivity and revenue growth.

For many small- to mid-sized (SMBs) businesses, cable-based internet will do to the trick in terms of speed. However, that doesn’t mean all cable-based internet services are ideal for businesses. Why? Because they’re really not that different—if they’re different at all—than consumer-grade services like the kind you have at home. Of course, businesses have more to be concerned about than residents. For instance, as a resident, you’ll definitely find malware and downtime annoying—but chances are they won’t threaten your livelihood. But for your business, malware attacks and downtime can have a significant impact on your bottom line.

That’s why Rogers Business InternetTM comes with built-in network-level security to help block requests to malicious sites that launch malware attacks. And you have the option for an LTE wireless backup connection that seamlessly takes over should your wired connection get severed; this ensures non-stop internet, which is crucial for keeping your PoS machines, guest Wi-Fi and website up and running. Layer on top of that business specialist support and the promise to repair your wired connection in just four hours or less, and you have an internet for business service that’s truly business-grade.

With that said, some SMBs, and certainly large enterprises, need symmetrical speeds of up to 10 Gbps to efficiently perform tasks like sharing large files and databases, taking advantage of VoIP services and/or conducting seamless video conferences and webinars, to name just a few.

Rogers Fibre Internet enables all of this. Allowing for virtually continuous uptime because of the failsafes built into the Rogers fibre network, the inclusion of DDoS attack protection and the ability for customers to choose different packages based on their companies’ internet usage patterns, Rogers Fibre Internet may be the optimal choice over Rogers Business Internet for you.

The takeaway is that deciding between these internet for business services isn’t about the size of your organization, but rather how your organization uses the internet.

To learn more about Rogers Business Internet and Rogers Fibre Internet, contact a Rogers Business Specialist.

 

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