Choosing an Internet Service Provider
Not every ISP is created equal.
When you choose an ISP there are many considerations but the most important two are speed and bandwidth. You also need to think about contract length, dedicated IP addresses, equipment requirements and more.
Most businesses are heavily dependent on the internet for accessing online resources like Office 365 / email, internet accounting systems like QuickBooks or Xero. There are also services like offsite backups or cloud computing solutions.
It is important to think not just about where your business is today but where you are going – what resources are you likely to consume in the future.
A Computing Australia internet review can take a snap shot of your business and help to identify the right connection and the most favourable price. We work with all key ISPs including Telstra, iinet, TPG and Vocus. We can arrange anything from a standard ADSL connection through to a fibre solution.
No discussion about choosing the right internet service is complete without also considering the rest of your communication needs, including your phone system.
Most ISPs have their own phone solutions that they can bundle into a good deal for you but you need to exercise some care in choosing. There are many advantages and disadvantages to each phone system.
A good IP Telephone system will have features that include:
- Unlimited calls
- 99.9% uptime guarantees
- Conferencing facilities
- Call recording
- Easy self management
You can also look for cool features like being able to use soft phones while away from the office or integrating your mobile phones.
Our internet service offerings don’t stop at the patch panel. We offer more than Internet & Phone systems. If you are going to get fibre to the premises you want to make sure that you have the network backbone to take advantage of the extra speed you are paying for.
Computing Australia can also design effective network and wireless solutions and then source reliable contractors to complete the job for you under our project management.
We ensure that all network cabling work complies with all proscribed statutes, regulations, and standards.
Once you have the right internet and phone system and a great wired / wireless setup, we can also assist with designing a network to meet your business needs.
Computing Australia supply and install most brands of internet modems, routers, switches and firewalls.
Getting your Managed Service provider involved is a great way to ensure that all aspects of your internet, phone, network and computing infrastructure work seamlessly well together.
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