Are Your Network Services Moving Your Business Into the Future?
Cisco recently took a look at the future of the internet, and the results may surprise you.
Based on their analysis of years of IP traffic throughout the world, Cisco researchers are now predicting 4.8 zettabytes of IP traffic will be hitting the internet by 2020 — per year. That’s 4.8 billion terabytes or 4.8 trillion gigabytes, depending on your preferred unit of measure. That means we’ve essentially speeded past terabytes (10 terabytes is roughly equal to the digitized works of the Library of Congress), and the petabyte (2 petabytes would contain the work of all US research libraries) and the exabyte (5 of which would contain every word spoken by humans).
It may sound like we’re getting into the realms of science fiction, but it’s more like science fact . . . and the unending hunger for more information isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Cisco attributes much of this data explosion to the introduction of IoT devices and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, but it doesn’t decrease the importance of solid network services for your business.
Can Your Network Services Partner Fill the Bill?
With all this reliance on data and networking, it’s pretty clear that you’ll need some experts on your team to stay up-to-date on the latest advances in technology and security. Marketers and business professionals are looking for ways to store increasing amounts of customer data and actively use that information in their sales process. That means additional liability for your company — and the dangers of a security breach are expanding on a regular basis. Internal teams may be doing a great job keeping your network up and running, but are they fully utilizing enterprise-scale tools to add 360-degrees of protection to your networks? This is one of the reasons many corporations are turning to an external network and security expert to gain access to advanced tools and expertise.
Active Monitoring and Unlimited Support
Cybercriminals don’t wait until normal business hours to attack, which is why the team at Rea & Associates provides 24/7/365 network and help desk support for your business. We employ trusted, proactive solutions that trigger an alert when there’s unusual activity on your network. This provides your team with peace of mind knowing that your personalized monitoring plan will help protect your business in the event of a cybersecurity incident or any type of natural disaster or other business interruption.
Keeping your network speeding along improves business productivity while ensuring that your business is ready to meet the network-heavy demands of the future. Employees, customers and your internal business processes will continue to need seamless access to high-speed networks — and the security of those networks is a top priority.
Contact the network engineers at Rea & Associates Group today at (330) 236-1011 to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about how we can help prepare your corporation with future-proof IT network services. Our team has been providing exceptional support and consulting services to businesses in the Ohio region since 2002, and you will quickly see that we are fully dedicated to the long-term success of your business.