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Think back to 1993, people were talking about an “information superhighway” that would change the world. The internet. Few grasped what it really was and how we could see our lives wrapped around it. Three years later Google would be born and following suit, all other products and companies joined the bandwagon to commercialize the internet. Now it’s hard to imagine life without the internet and our country has truly become a “connected economy”. It’s the way business is done and how products are moved. The emergence of blockchain technologies seems awfully reminiscent to the birth of the internet. It’s caught the attention of the “big four” audit firms and some believe it may be the way to redefine trust in financial institutions after many consumers have been victims of hacks and ransomware incidents. One reason for that is the entire chain is continually self-updating; hackers would have to breach all computers that contain the ledger in one instance to steal funds or data.
Originally used for the crypto-currency Bitcoin, the technology has far reaching potential for uses in other areas - security being one of those. Its original use was to track transactions in a secure, trustworthy, and transparent way; that ability has obviously attracted other industries, such as finance and healthcare, who have been targets of increasing malicious cyber-attacks. In this article from The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, learn the basics of blockchain and how it could potentially push a new revolution in applications.
Technology is one component of securing information. But a business’ broadband connection is really the first step. Having a secure and reliable data backbone, particularly when using the public internet is a critical concern for any business. Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions provides a private path that is highly reliable and boasts 99.9999%* reliability. Any information-sharing system is only as credible as the connection that fuels it. Speed and efficiency are attractive qualities to any business sector but especially those in the financial industry as ledgers and ledgers of transactions have to be moved in a timely manner. With a strong fiber internet connection, lifecycles of trades and such can go from days to minutes. Now we see a rise in banks starting to formulate their own version of cryptocurrency, similar to bitcoin, designed to run on the banks own private blockchain. This means the replicated ledger of transactions sits behind the closed walls of the bank, centralized and guarded. And the frontline protector is going to be the bandwidth provider. Mediacom Business’ Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions is the latest and greatest delivery mechanism of bandwidth that future proofs financial institutions so they can dive head first into advancements like blockchain technology.
Businesses need technology to be successful, yet often times challenges, constraints, or misunderstanding can keep businesses from getting the latest technology benefits. In this very relevant article by the Columbia Business Times in Missouri, author Matt McDermott looks at 5 big technology mistakes businesses make and how to avoid them.
“Investing in the past.” This one jumps out because it is a reality for a lot of businesses who may not even know it and simply get comfortable in their approach because it’s “just the way we’ve always done things.” Antiquated technology isn’t going to propel a business forward; in fact, it may hinder it. Data transfer lag, bottlenecks on the network, operations timing out all can be because your business doesn’t have enough bandwidth but also because the broadband technology used can’t support your agenda. Mediacom has made deep investments in their network infrastructure to provide the latest and greatest broadband technology. Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions utilizes fiber-optic technology that pushes data at the speed of light but just as important is the capacity it provides. It affords businesses the ability to complete their everyday tasks like email, customer transactions and being online but the “fiber pipe” can support the technologies that allow businesses to innovate. And while the investment may be made upfront, this technology means your business is in it for the long haul. It doesn’t require the maintenance and hardware that businesses might be plagued with today. Turning up additional bandwidth is simple. Reliability and security are the icing on the cake when it comes to Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions. Your data is precious and your business’ ability to safeguard customer’s personal information will make or break your business. Dedicated Internet Access gives your business its own private lane on the broadband highway to the public internet.
The cable industry has made great strides in evolving their exclusive DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) modem-based technology. The latest iteration of 3.1 is capable of reaching 1 Gbps speeds. If your business isn’t a candidate for fiber-optic broadband, there are options to get the bandwidth capacity you need. Our blog “The Story of DOCSIS: Made for Today’s Businesses” unpacks this delivery method’s benefits. The technology you use is only as strong as the broadband behind it.
More and more businesses are turning to managed solutions in the cloud to host and monitor their business data infrastructure. A study from CompTIA shows that managed services were ranked as the leading generator of revenue in the last year. Together with the continued growth of cloud applications, managed services can give businesses the bandwidth they need to handle additional operations that will increase productivity.
What can managed cloud solutions do for your business? And if you’re heading down that path, why should your business consider fiber-optic broadband to power them?
Working in the Clouds
Managed cloud services provide skilled resources to augment the current in-house functionalities and IT infrastructures using the cloud. There are many tasks that businesses can move to managed cloud services, including:
For many businesses, especially those that may not have a large or even dedicated IT staff, having a solution help manage these crucial components allows a business to move full steam ahead as it were. And because these solutions are managed within the cloud, it means that these services have continuous uptime access, along with faster responses when things might go wrong.
A few benefits of managed cloud solutions are:
While the above seems like a simple answer to several business challenges, being able to deliver these capabilities is paramount. Despite being in the cloud, businesses still need to be sure they are able to meet managed cloud services’ data transfer requirements.
Why Managed Cloud Services Need Bandwidth
In our series, Does Your Business Have Enough Bandwidth?, we looked at the many applications and platforms that businesses use on a daily basis that can slow down the entire office, causing bottlenecks at the worst of times. Yes, while your files and documents might be sitting pretty within the cloud, it takes bandwidth in order to reach them; if several employees are trying to access files from your cloud service, while several others are using a VoIP phone system, while another set is in the midst of a web conference, the network might slow down considerably, causing calls to drop or hiccup.
A few years ago, Cisco’s Global Cloud Index report (for 2012-2017) forecasted that 69% of all data center traffic would come from cloud usage in 2017, up from the 46% of traffic in 2012; 17% of that traffic would come from users using it for web surfing, video streaming, collaboration, and connected devices. 2014 was the first year where the majority of business workloads were in the cloud – 51% versus the 49% that were in traditional IT spaces.
That’s a lot of bandwidth usage, not just for managed cloud services to run, but for employees to continue to use their programs without hindrance.
Why Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions is the Key
Fiber solutions are proving to be the mechanism to push big data, power multiple location connections, and drive simultaneous access to information. Fiber-optic broadband, especially Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions from Mediacom Business, delivers a super-fast and reliable connection transferring data at the speed of light. While speed is an obvious reason for using Gigabit level internet, when talking about managed cloud solutions, capacity is another driving force for using this platform of broadband delivery. Having access to symmetrical speeds both for upload and download activity is paramount as a business is retrieving information from the cloud. Speed and capacity work together in this instance so employees won’t experience lag time nor will the managed cloud solutions have any difficulty in maintaining and managing your infrastructure without disrupting the core business.
Fiber-optic broadband can carry more data throughput than any technology before it, and it’s more durable in that it’s laid in the ground so it’s not affected by the elements. Mediacom Business continues to lead the charge in rural America as one of the providers who are set on deep-rooting fiber in their service areas so businesses can have the same broadband access as those in large metropolitan areas. This drives competition outside local geographical boundaries but also allows a business to take advantage of advanced platforms like managed services – the types of technology that are going to take businesses to that next level of innovation.