Cloud technologies have transformed the playing field for businesses, providing employers with access to sophisticated tools that deliver added flexibility in how they work, where they work and which services they can make available to both employees and customers. Ranging from servers to storage, cloud-based services offer on-demand, scalable and remotely-accessible solutions that can often eliminate the need for onsite technical expertise and equipment. They can also make some small- and mid-size companies more agile and competitive against larger companies. Using their Internet connection, businesses can harness the power – and reap the rewards – of applications traditionally available only to large enterprises with big IT budgets.
Simply having the cloud in their business isn’t enough, however – it’s how quickly and securely companies can access that cloud (and the applications within it) that will determine their success in the future. As organizations move to the cloud and embrace applications like high-definition video and web-based tools, their Internet connection becomes more and more important. That’s because there is suddenly much more data that needs to move – and move quickly – over the connection.
For businesses of all sizes, from small businesses to large enterprises, this need for speed is more the rule than the exception. Finding a communications partner that offers high-capacity connectivity with the necessary infrastructure to help support cloud, mobility and business continuity applications is an important process.
Here are two things to consider when selecting a network service provider:
- Scalability – As cloud applications, users and sites continue to grow, having the flexibility to adjust your bandwidth quickly and in whatever increment makes the most sense for your business is key. The cloud allows you to easily manage capacity by adding bandwidth, so make sure you choose a provider that offers a variety of different options to accommodate your current and future bandwidth demands.
- Reliability – The cloud provides the ability to remotely share information, services, software and other resources over a network. With all of this traffic moving back and forth every time a customer or employee accesses an application, the reliability of your network becomes even more vital. It is critically important to ensure your network service provider offers an infrastructure with the uptime and dependability your business needs.
Comcast Business makes harnessing the power of the cloud both easy and accessible by offering scalable Internet and high-capacity Ethernet services that meet organizations’ current needs and can grow to meet future needs with speeds up to 10 Gigabits-per-second alongside the benefits of WiFi solutions.
Comcast continues to invest in the necessary infrastructure to deliver Business Internet, Ethernet, TV and advanced voice services for cost-effective, simplified communications management backed by 24/7 technical support and local teams that deliver personalized attention every time. For more information on how Comcast Business can work for your company, go to www.business.comcast.com.