Tech 411: Five Technology Mistakes Your Business is Making

Written by Kristi Salmon on November 1, 2017.

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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.