Are your voice/data communications services getting muscled over by Bandwidth Hogs?
Like a pack of loud motorcycle riders on Harleys, the Bandwidth Hogs crowd the entire highway on your network. And, worse yet, you often won't notice until the resulting clutter disrupts your business.
In this case, “Hogs” refers to practices, not people. Which is good, because we at MegaPath can help you better manage these practices.
Much of the activity stems from the realities of today's dependency on multi-media resources. Remember when we once discouraged employees for downloading videos and using social media on the job? Now, streaming content serves as a valuable tool and social media is revealing more about customers—and allowing companies to connect to them—in previously unimaginable ways.
That said, this kind of technological progress comes with a price.
Internet-generated broadband traffic will increase 50 percent every year on fixed networks and double on mobile ones, according to a forecast from International Data Corp. (IDC). IDC cites Web browsing, peer-to-peer file sharing and audio/video streaming as primary drivers of bandwidth consumption.
You may find that this insatiable demand is impacting your business at the wrong times. Such as when a sales transaction is about to close and the connection gets lost. Or when you're finalizing a client agreement on the phone and the call suddenly gets choppy—or dropped entirely. Or when critical reports sent via email take forever to call up.
None of this occurs instantly. It develops gradually over time. But, eventually, it turns into such a productivity drag that you realize you've dug yourself into a very deep hole and have no idea of how to climb out.
But this is entirely avoidable. At MegaPath, we're constantly resolving these issues for customers with the following offerings:
Question of the week: How are Bandwidth Hogs disrupting your business operations?