Developing Your Business’ Bandwidth Strategy

More and more companies are shifting their IT operations to the cloud—and for good reason. As your company takes advantage of cloud computing, however, it’s important not to overlook bandwidth strategy—a key component in any enterprise IT plan.

The Importance of a Bandwidth Strategy

But what is bandwidth strategy, exactly? Essentially, it’s all about ensuring your Internet connection can handle all your business operations. Any connection is limited in what it can handle, and when you bump up against those limitations, your performance can take a nosedive—especially with cloud applications. This can lead to lost productivity and workplace frustrations.

In other words, a bandwidth problem is a technical issue that quickly balloons into an efficiency issue and a morale issue. But an appropriate bandwidth strategy can help you avoid these problems.

The Components of Your Bandwidth Strategy

There are several factors to consider in your company’s bandwidth strategy:

  • Does your office have bandwidth of sufficient quantity and sufficient quality?
  • Are there enterprise-grade bandwidth solutions you should be taking advantage of?
  • If your primary Internet line fails, do you have a back-up that kicks in automatically?
  • Do you have a contingency plan in place, should both primary and secondary Internet lines fail?
  • Does your work-from-home policy lay out the minimum bandwidth your remote workers need?
  • If your remote employees’ Internet goes down, what do you expect them to do in order to get their work done?

As you consider your company’s bandwidth needs, and put a formal strategy in place, it’s helpful to consult with an IT partner. Salient Networks can help you audit your bandwidth needs and ensure a strategy that offers maximum productivity. To speak with us about your bandwidth needs, contact Salient Networks today.