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- The contactless customer: A more hospitable approach to digital transformation
- The full fibre future is now: Is retail ready for the big switch off?
- The road to success: How digital solutions are whipping the logistics industry into shape
- Why should your business consider switching to 10GB ethernet?
- Women in Leadership
- 2022 will drive a new need for speed
- Reflecting on COP26
- It’s time to get back to business
- Cardiff: An ultrafast city
- The connectivity market is changing fast: it’s time to upgrade
- TalkTalk is one the best places to work in the UK!
- TalkTalk Business: Finalists in Comms Council UK Awards 2021
- Business Full Fibre can drive post-lockdown success
- The new need for speed
- Ofcom report: UK digital dependency driven to new heights during lockdown
- Business Full Fibre - the what, where and why of full fibre
- Ultrafast Business Fibre: what it is and why you might need it
- Ultrafast Business Fibre is your back to business game changer
- Hybrid Working
- Our approach to customer service
- Supporting hybrid workers with our new cloud-based unified communications offering
- Why does Business Ultrafast Fibre matter to my business?
- Business New Year’s Resolutions
- FTTP FTW! New Research: Full Fibre Most Energy-Efficient Connectivity Method
- Five myths and misconceptions about Business Ultrafast Fibre
- Getting up to speed – Everything you need to know about Business Ultrafast Fibre
- Ready to supercharge your connectivity?
- Controlling costs is just one reason to move to cloud
- The New Business Wi-Fi Hub
- Business as unusual - making homeworking work for the new normal
- Working from home - is residential broadband up to the job?
- What’s the value of an empty desk? How homeworking could help balance the books
- Mitel Platinum Partner - We did it again!!
- Get an hour back every day
- What is a Leased Line?
- One thing you never hear in the office
- Prepare for the workplace of 2025 today: 3 simple steps
- 5 things you should consider before moving to the cloud
- What will the future of collaboration look like?
- The Northern Agenda
- How will machines unleash your business’ potential?
- Are UK workforces ready for the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’?
- What we learnt at Accelerate Her 2017
- Saying goodbye to legacy systems - ensuring a migration is trouble-free
- 5 tips to for a better work-life balance
- How our network investment helps digital transformation
- Telco forecast: what to expect in 2019?
- 4 connectivity options to consider when building a resilient network
- Hosted Voice – It’s time to make the move
- 3 reasons why you should consider Business VoIP in the next 6 months
- 4 top tips for hiring the best staff
- Businesses in the Gigabit fast lane
- A beginner's guide to CPaaS
- Soapworks - A home to be proud of
- 5 TED talks you won't want to miss
- 5 reasons to consider an IPVPN solution
- You’re busy right? But are you as productive as you think?
- Collaborating with Openreach to clear Britain’s Ethernet installation backlog
- The Future of Retail
- World Cup 2018: Watch it, tweet it, stream it
- 4 tips to thrive on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
- Flexibility and connectivity for the modern era
- Helping Manchester based SMEs succeed in 2021
- CityFibre Ethernet Access Circuit Promotion
- Mitel 10 Reasons
- Nobody can slow your business down with a dedicated leased line
- It’s time to get back to business
- Should Direct Internet Access be at the heart of your business?
- How SD-WAN is changing the game for IT teams
- Introducing the TalkTalk Business Referral Scheme
- We’re finalists in the UK Complaint Handling Awards 2022!
- Small Businesses Buoyant in Run up to Christmas
- Join us in making the climate crisis history
- Lockdown Lessons
- Mental Health and Wellbeing: Helping our Colleagues
- Challenge 2030: How We're Helping Make the Climate Crisis History
- TalkTalk Business Critical Infrastructure Update
- How to help your staff get the most from their home connectivity
- TalkTalk Business picks up “Best Business” award at ITSPA this year
- Partner Restructure
- Britain's businesses prepare for hyper- speed
- Employees want tech to improve productivity
- 1 in 3 British employees expect more workplace flexibility in the next decade
- Peace of mind matters. So why leave your resiliency to chance?
- Only 1 in 5 workers see AI as a threat
- Are businesses ready to cope with tech advances?
- Preliminary FY17 Results
- TalkTalk Business Awarded Mitel Platinum Partner Status
- UK workers say OMG to RFID chip tracking
- Spend on Small Business Saturday up 15% to £717 Million
- TalkTalk Business launches new suite of Cloud-ready connectivity products
- TalkTalk Business appoints Duncan Gooding as Chief Operating Officer
- TalkTalk launches FibreNation
- TalkTalk Business first to launch business-grade broadband packages to address huge surge in working from home
- A rapid response: how we’ve delivered critical connections during COVID-19
Cloud adoption and what you should know
According to Forbes, Cloud migration is the number one enterprise tech trend for 2017 and businesses are increasingly turning to the cloud for critical business IT usage. This is supported by research from Ovum showing as many as 80 percent of businesses will be cloud-dependent by 2019. That means 1.5 million UK firms will be moving to the cloud in the next two years.
5 things you should consider before moving to the cloud
1. The cloud is already main stream… but….
Chances are you’re moving to the cloud already? The real question you’re probably facing is not ‘cloud or no cloud’, it’s do you have the right connectivity to support this radical shift in service delivery. What is becoming more apparent is the cloud forcing a re-evaluation of current connectivity and infrastructures and powering new network investments.
2. Application performance is everything
Some of the most common tools associated with the cloud include digital storage and data back-up, both of which are incremental and don’t rely on constant connectivity to function.
With increasing usage of cloud-based, business critical applications such as voice, document sharing and collaboration tools, the experience is expected to be at least as reliable, high quality and fit for purpose as their previous system.
It is simply not acceptable if the application is slow or drops out in the middle of a conference call. As such, networks need to be able to handle peaks in usage and mission critical apps need their traffic prioritised. This can be achieved through multi-service segregation so that your business critical applications such as voice can be prioritised, whilst colleagues watching cat videos over lunch…. well not so much.
3. Security is vital
Data security is important for businesses, something we are continuously working on at TalkTalk Business. When it comes to the cloud, a private access cloud solution can provide peace of mind to go along with the benefits of using cloud services, but it can be expensive. We undertake a consultative approach to find the right blend of Public, Private and Hybrid network capabilities including our Cloud-ready boosts suitable for your business.
4. Keep it simple, please
One of the potentially confusing aspects of the cloud services marketplace is the sheer volume of solutions available. Of course, decisions are easier to make if there is appropriate business intelligence to support them.
One of TalkTalk Business’ significant investment projects will come to fruition over the coming months to help you enormously in this area. Enhanced network monitoring capabilities that will identify pain points, meaning we can support you to find the best resolution for your business.
Bringing more data and voice services into the cloud can provide tangible benefits for your business, but there is also the balance to find between CapEx and OpEx solutions, private and public networks.
TalkTalk Business can provide your business with Cloud-ready connectivity. You get the assurance of a national provider with a core reliability of 99.995 per cent, as well as a provider that’s innovating connectivity services for the cloud. For example, we can provide multi-service segregation on our connectivity at no extra cost, so that you can prioritise the traffic for your critical applications.
Cloud-ready connectivity with TalkTalk Business
TalkTalk Business can provide your business with Cloud-ready connectivity. You get the assurance of a national provider with a core reliability of 99.995 per cent, as well as a provider that’s innovating connectivity services for the cloud. For example, we can provide multi-service segregation on our connectivity at no extra cost, so that you can prioritise the traffic for your critical applications. Discover more about our Cloud-ready connectivity such as Internet Access, Private Networks and Hybrid Networks or please get in touch for more information.Get in touch
The contactless customer: A more hospitable approach to digital transformation
With human-to-human connections so integral to the hospitality sector, adopting new technology adoption has long been a challenge. But digital transformation is now sweeping its way across the industry. Read our blog to find the sweet spot between innovative tech and good old-fashioned in-person service.
The full fibre future is now: Is retail ready for the big switch off?
The 2025 switch off will mean the end of traditional copper connectivity and a shift to Full Fibre network services. Read our blog to get switched on about the switch off, and understand the fantastic opportunity this presents those in the retail sector.