Conventional telecommunications infrastructure (ASDL) was designed for the home user in mind. It's asynchronous with a higher download speed bias making business operations a little trickier when uploading data to the cloud.
This can be overcome by installing a fibre connection directly to a business premises, however this is often at the cost of installation lead times that can be lengthy.
A more modern approach has been to use 4G networks to bridge bottle necks in network traffic ensuring that there are no holdups when saving vital data to the cloud.
Tests are underway by QinetiQ, a member of the Worcestershire 5G consortium, to build a 5G network that takes a 'security by design' approach.
Motivated by the need for businesses to move from their networks to the mobile network. QinetiQ recognises the risks invovled by potential security flaws and plans to combat this by building networks, software and apps with security at their core.
This approach is in direct opposition to the normal approach of security retrofitting in respose to incidents.
Business Insider has carried out an in-depth report in the potential effects of IoT (Internet of Things) on the business world and produced some staggering conclusions about its future impacts on the business world.
They have predicted that there will be "more than 55 billion IoT devices by 2025, up from about 9 billion in 2017."
2018 has seen the UK government put their money where their mouths are by offering a voucher scheme to help businesses, and groups of residents, to upgrade their broadband connectivity to full fibre.
The gigabit voucher scheme was announced with a £67m budget enabling businesses to apply for up to £2,500 towards their upgrade costs.
The supplier led application scheme is open right now, and you can apply through us. But first, let's take a deeper look into the government's Gigabit Voucher scheme and work out if it's for your business.