How to Setup a Distributed Team for Success | Part 3

By April 23, 2020September 23rd, 2020Blog, Business Internet, Remote Working, SD-WAN

Bandwidth – A Critical Component of Success for Distributed Teams

In part 1 and part 2 of this blog series, we explored the benefits of Unified Communications and Managed Services efficiencies that support distributed teams. For part 3, we’ll cover the critical – but often-overlooked – internet bandwidth.

Too often businesses focus on implementing new technology while forgetting the health of their internet connection

The underlying component of optimal online technology is a robust internet connection. Think of bandwidth like the foundation of a house – without a solid base, the house would be unstable and crumble over time. 

All too often businesses focus on implementing new technology while forgetting the health of their internet connection. Ensuring that there’s adequate bandwidth to properly support new technology is often neglected until it’s already a problem. 

With a distributed workforce, your corporate bandwidth requirements may increase. This is especially true if you are using VPN technology and the number of users increases.

Another key is ensuring that your distributed teams have enough bandwidth in their homes to support business and personal requirements. With multiple family members in the home on the same connection, your employees can quickly exceed their bandwidth. 

In some residential locations, the internet connection is not able to support the bandwidth requirements of business tools. If inadequate bandwidth is a problem for your distributed teams, there are solutions that can take wired and wireless internet and combine them together (called bonding) to provide a larger connection. This innovative solution can also provide redundancy if for some reason one of the connections stops working.

Regardless of the remote internet connection being used, it is important to secure it as if it was a business connection. Security is often overlooked when businesses move their workforce from an office environment to a remote environment quickly...like in a pandemic.

Unlike other internet providers, iTel is also a network service provider, managing the internet that our remote solutions operate on.  This allows us to look at the entire technological requirements of an organization and make sure that all solutions are working together well.

Talk to us today about empowering your distributed team with secure bandwidth today