Susan Boyle’s Popularity Slowed Down Business
As always, good news travels quickly. It didn’t take long for everyone and his brother to receive a ‘must see’ link from a friend to watch Susan Boyles sing ” I Dreamed a Dream” on Britain’s Got Talent, courtesy of YouTube.
Reality shows are not everyone’s cup of tea, but they are definitely a big part of the Internet today. Anytime online access to all these various shows, is an impediment to work and a bottleneck on the Internet. Because people are watching YouTube at all hours of the day, consumer grade bandwidth, i.e., your Internet connection, is peaking out at all hours of the day - downloads are taking much longer and sending/receiving emails just doesn’t go as fast as it should.
Eric calls the recent plunge in Internet quality that coincides with Susan Boyle’s YouTube debut as the “Susan Boyle Effect”, where so many new people discovered YouTube, that our Internet circuits are now overwhelmed with their downloads.
If you are running a business that is dependent upon downloading or uploading information/emails via the Internet, your productivity is dramatically effected by the Internet’s level of efficiency. It is not simply a matter of the size of the bandwidth, but rather the quality and number of users of the lines. For example, check out most any large city freeway in the US that has recently been widened for more lanes. Within a very short period of time, the ‘relief’ in traffic disappears and the lanes are just as crowded as before the additions.
Next generation bandwidth in Israel is expected to go live over the next few years. However, as with the freeways, this will bring more frequent usage of the Internet at a greater intensity of downloads. More important, the next gen bandwidth will be for inside of Israel only, meaning anything being down/uploaded from overseas, will be constricted by the increasing traffic.
Your business, no matter how many employees, cannot afford the productivity roller coaster that consumer grade Internet offers. Therefore, our advice is simple.
Efrat Networks offers a range of reliable and managed, commercial grade Internet accounts that operate on the “diamond lane” of the Internet highway.
Why is managing the account so important? We aggregate Internet services to provide the best available connection to the Internet. When problems arise, we also have a direct, 24/6 line to our service providers, enabling us to make adjustments quickly to keep you working.
Efrat Networks can also provide a higher order of management of this bandwidth to allow you to prioritize services such as VoIP and video conferencing, and also to filter out content and services that may detract from your employees productivity. Combine this with our new Cellcom backup links for your home office or business, and you have a winning combination of high reliability and high quality Internet, all day, every day, at an affordable price.
Please call Efrat Networks today to review your bandwidth needs.