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One simple solution for the new norm

By , Paratus Botswana
Africa , Botswana , 19 Feb 2021
Shawn Bruwer of Paratus Botswana.
Shawn Bruwer of Paratus Botswana.

Multiple service providers are no longer practical for quality connectivity.While the global health crisis abounds, businesses must now rethink their connectivity so that is it flexible, secure, and efficient. This is essential if they want to continue, indefinitely, to be able to conduct business as usual, while unusual conditions prevail.

Solutions today need to take account of several elements, including remote working, data storage and information security, all of which may be compromised when there are multiple service providers.

The cost, the complication and the complexity involved in managing multiple vendors is further compounded by the need for a remote, secure and risk-free service that delivers fast turnaround and uninterrupted connectivity for anyone working for an organization, no matter where they are located.

Businesses today must think differently on many levels.We have several enterprise customers who see the value to their business of a single service provider because they have a single point of contact, full accountability and a set of guarantees that would be impossible to achieve with multiple service providers.

When considering an independent network, one needs to ensure they guarantee enough capacity on multiple diverse routes to accommodate a host of services from a single network – one that is secure and backed up by robust infrastructure to guarantee uptime.

How a single network provider helps business to be in control?

Risk. Businesses believe that redundancy is achieved when you appoint different service providers to offer back up connectivity, only to realise that the same infrastructure is being shared among them. A network provider which owns and manages its own infrastructure and through its extensive diverse network routing will enable businesses to enjoy an “always-on” connection with guaranteed uptime.

Security. Too many providers that have access to the same network pose a significant security risk. Having one dedicated network provider allows a business to have a single point of contact and a managed secure solution.

Complexity and control.The frustration that comes with finding the root cause of a network issue can cost a business time and money when multiple service providers are going in circles, avoiding ownership of network faults resulting in delayed resolution.

Optimised network management.An expert network provider that manages a business’s full network portfolio can evaluate performance of individual network elements and provide recommendations that will improve connectivity.

Economy. Multiple service providers each charge for their services as if theirs were the primary service, increasing network costs at a time when every cent counts. Using a single provider allows a business to keep secondary or redundant services on a standby fee, thus providing a saving to the bottom line.

Your network is your business lifeline - it is a core service that is fundamental to business success.It matters.

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