Whether it be between an organization and its customers or between employees themselves, communication is key to the success of any business. Whilst some think of modern technology as a hindrance to good old-fashioned conversation, there are several ways in which digital solutions are keeping us more connected than ever. In fact, online communication is now becoming integral to the efficiency and productivity of modern Australian businesses. Here are five ways in which businesses can use technology to improve online communication in the workplace.
Is your business working with an outdated phone system? In an age when communication with both customers and employees is key, businesses (and especially global businesses) need to ensure they stay connected in the most efficient way possible. If you’re planning to update your business’ phone technology, it may be time to consider making the switch to a VoIP system. Not only could a VoIP solution help you cut the costs of expensive phone bills, it could provide the scalable alternative you need to standard landline technology. Here are four tell-tale signs that it’s time to make the switch to VoIP.
If you’re purchasing servers for your business, you’ll need to decide whether to host them in-house or colocate to a third-party data centre. Whilst in-house hosting may be a viable solution for large enterprises who have the resources and space needed to set up their own data centre, colocation often provides a more cost-effective and flexible solution for smaller businesses who don’t have the budget, space or equipment required to host on-site.
As businesses become more reliant on online technology to store confidential data and host their latest digital solutions, cybercrime is also becoming a greater risk for Australian organisations. With cyber criminals finding new and more complex ways to access private information, online security is now paramount for digitized businesses. Follow these simple steps to increase your business’ online security.
With Internet speeds that can more than triple those of existing network solutions, the NBN network promises to deliver faster broadband to homes and businesses across Australia. The question is, how much speed do you need? When you make the switch to NBN, your Internet Service Provider will be able to advise you on the speed tier you require for the individual needs of your home or business, but here is a quick guide to your different NBN speeds.