Majority of UK companies are stuck in the past
The majority of businesses are making do with outdated VPN connections, despite the fact they could boost productivity and access more services by upgrading with Managed Comms.
A new study from a business communications provider has found that two thirds of medium-sized companies with a VPN are using solutions that are more than two years old.
This reliance on legacy technology means they could potentially miss out on audio conferencing, video calls and other demanding applications.
Indeed, setting up a cutting-edge VPN from Managed Comms has already enabled countless busy professionals to reap the benefits of remote conferencing, like slashing overheads on hired meeting rooms and saving time travelling between offices.
That’s because our VPN Quality of Service agreement prioritises VoIP and video over other traffic.
As for the survey, UK companies were also asked what issues were most likely to convince them to switch to new VPN connections in future.
Some 58 per cent said that the promise of increased flexibility was the main motivating factor, while 41 per cent said they would like to boost bandwidth for existing applications.
A Managed Comms VPN can provide all sorts of benefits to UK businesses.
They can allow employees to work from home, run unwieldy customer relationship management applications more efficiently and maintain the security of confidential billing data.
In the face of so many exciting possibilities, Michael Davies, head of product management at the business communications provider, said that companies should remember to ask if a VPN will meet their specific needs.
He concluded: “If the answer is yes, then the solution should tie in seamlessly with the organisation’s existing communications and IT infrastructure, requiring minimal management as compared to a solution that has to be forced to fit the business’ individual requirements.”