Firms have been warned that data traffic is going to explode over the decade and current estimates are greatly underestimated.

This comes from IDC analyst Frank Gens, who has said that predictions of 35 zettabytes of global data by 2020 are "too low".

The current figure is under one zettabyte (0.8ZB).

Michael Dell, founder of the laptop firm, believes that the increases in data load are "going to be double that easily".

Mr Gens argues that the only way that firms can cope with the increase is by setting up VPNs, which are a scalable resource.

TalkTalk Business can provide firms with business hosting which can include setting up a VPN for their clients.

This would allow high capacity access to the internet whilst maintaining a low cost, and allowing business continuity solutions to be put in place.ADNFCR-2755-ID-19779952-ADNFCR