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How to choose the right Internet for your business?

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As a small, medium or large business you know how important a reliable Internet connection is. But when it comes to choosing an Internet Service Provider (ISP) it can be confusing to work out which one is right for your business requirements. Having the right business Internet ensures your employees can stay in touch quickly and easily with your customers, stakeholders and suppliers. With so many ISP’s to choose from, it’s important to take the time to consider which Internet provider provides the best fit for your business. While Internet speed is crucial to business success, it’s also important that your ISP provides flexibility and scalability for when your business grows.

6 things you must consider before choosing an ISP for your business

When you’re choosing an ISP for your business, it’s helpful to be able to assess which one is the best fit for your requirements. The checklist below will help you choose the best ISP for your business.

  1. What Internet speed does your business need?

Slow Internet speed is not only frustrating; it results in reduced workplace productivity. If your medium or large business has multiple locations, high data usage and deals with sensitive customer information and data, it’s important that your Internet speed has enough bandwidth.

Internet connection speed is defined as either “X mbps/X mbps” or “X mbps symmetrical” and can be either “best effort” or “guaranteed speed. Best effort Internet services (like ADSL2+) are usually cheaper but don’t guarantee the speed they provide. Guaranteed services cost more but provide reliable Internet speeds. Force Telecoms offers symmetrical high-performance business grade Internet connections that deliver up to 100mbps download and 100mbps upload speeds with no limits on data usage.

  1. 2. Do you need to have data updated as fast as your downloads?

Fast upload speeds are important to businesses. While many ISP’s promote their fast download speeds, if upload speeds are slow it can affect productivity. With your team sharing files across multiple business locations and uploading data to the cloud, fast upload speeds are essential. Test your line speed here: https://www.speedtest.net/

Force Telecoms business grade service level agreement guarantees 99% uptime with the flexibility and scalability as your business grows.

  1. What technical support does your ISP offer?

Your business depends on a reliable, consistent Internet connection. Without an Internet connection your business can suffer negative consequences. When you’re choosing an ISP it’s important to find out what their service level agreement is.

We suggest it should include:

Guidelines for security and “uptime”

A guaranteed time to resolve any issues that may occur

Dedicated local 24/7 technical support, and

A track record of being able to get advice without being on hold for hours.

Since 2009, Force Telecoms has helped thousands of businesses with business Internet services. Our locally based customer service team supports our clients 24/7, 365 days a year.

  1. Does the ISP offer flexibility and scalability?

As a business, it’s important that your ISP offers flexibility for when your business grows. Business Internet isn’t just about the locations your team works at. With more employees working remotely or from home, it’s important that your ISP offers accessible solutions. Force Telecoms offers small, medium and large businesses dependable, scalable and future proof Internet solutions.

  1. What is the ISP advertised speeds V real world speeds?

While many ISP’s advertise theoretical maximum speeds, it’s important to note that real world speeds will be different. Internet speeds are affected by various factors including the technology from the broadband network to your business locations and network congestion. Some ISP’s are better at delivering consistent Internet speeds than others. We suggest that you ask ISP’s about their real world speeds are and how they vary during peak usage hours.

  1. What other services do the ISP offer that can benefit your business?

When you’re contemplating which ISP to use for your small, medium or large business, it’s important that you think about cyber security. With cyber threats and attacks increasing daily, it’s important that your ISP has defensive procedures to protect your business from cyber threats and attacks.

To safeguard your business Force Telecoms offers cyber security with an all in one, fully managed security service plus updates and remote monitoring.

As a small, medium or large business, it’s important to consider what other services the ISP can provide that can add value. From a unified communication solution with game changing functionality and cyber security to Video and wen conferencing. Bundling up services with your ISP can help your business cut costs and improve productivity.

If your business is still storing information and data on-site, it may be time to consider moving to the cloud. While the cloud is often used to store data off-site, it can also be used for synchronised file access between multiple remote users and locations. Force Telecoms uncapped internet solutions are perfect for moving large amounts of data at light speed between servers and/or employees.

How your business can get the best speed and bandwidth in South Africa

Is it time that your business switched to a better Internet Service Provider? Force Telecoms offers enterprise grade capabilities at the right price. The flexible nature of this Internet solution means that it is easily tailored to meet all your business and connectivity requirements. We offer Internet that can be used for cloud, voice, data or Internet services. With the flexibility of being able to add or upgrade your products your business gets a future proof, scalable Internet solution.

Force Telecoms Fibre Broadband connections have been designed for small, medium and large businesses that need fast, reliable, high capacity bandwidth at a competitive price. When your business is in a building where fibre is currently available, our business grade service level agreement offers seamless operation with 99.9% uptime and the added bonus of being flexible and scalable. If your business doesn’t have fibre in the building, don’t worry – we can still help you. Our wide range of business wireless internet solutions can be tailored to suit your business now and in the future.

Since 2009, Force Telecoms has been delivering the right business Internet solutions for hundreds of South African businesses.

Call our locally based, friendly customer service team today to find out how we can deliver the best business Internet solution for your business.

Call Today! 021 200 7774 or email sales@forcetelecoms.co.za.

If you need to know more, our friendly team is here to help.

 

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