There is no getting away from the fact that the way in which we do business has undergone dramatic changes in the recent past.
Rapid upgrades in existing technologies and the introduction of new, game-changing technologies means that the business landscape really has moved on in leaps and bounds in the early stages of the 21st century.
Advanced technologies have influenced commercial activities, with one of the most important areas of influence being that of communications, and the rapid changes show no signs of slowing down.
One of the biggest changes over the past ten to fifteen years has been the speeds at which online connections can be made. Only a few years ago, high-speed internet connections were the preserve of major companies that could afford expensive T1 dedicated lines. Today, these are far less expensive, but perhaps more importantly, domestic broadband and 4G mobile networks mean that everyone has equal access to fast and reliable internet connections.
One of the results of this for business has been a huge boom in internet sales and purchases, both of products and services. The increasing use of mobile devices to buy almost anything online means that this particular development in communications tech holds even more promise for the future.
Another effect of mobile and domestic inter-connectivity advances means that today more people than ever have the opportunity to work from home or “on the go”.
The whole life/work balance is changing for many people, and time wasted on long daily commutes could soon be a thing of the past.
The “social” in the title can be misleading, as the popularity of various big name platforms means that businesses have also had to take note and adapt to using them. Twitter and Facebook are both widely used by many commercial companies as a way of giving customers access, but they are increasingly offering highly effective, targeted advertising opportunities.
Of course, businesses need to have stability, security and cost-effectiveness built in to their own internet arrangements. This means that dependable and dedicated business T1 connections still play a vital role, while mission-critical applications can benefit from the advantages of fiber optic connections and dedicated and unlimited symmetrical upload and download bandwidth via business Ethernets.
Primus Business services offer a full range of products aimed at fulfilling the modern business internet needs for any company, no matter the size or area of operations.
Looking back over the past fifteen years, the pace of change has been nothing short of revolutionary when it comes to our day-to-day communications. It’s hard to believe smartphones were not even on the scene at the turn of the century, yet today they have a truly global impact on the way we live our lives and run our businesses. One thing is for certain – the rate of change is only going to get faster and open up even more opportunities for everyone.