Exploring Leased Line Perspectives
As a business owner, it’s essential for you to ensure that you’re always doing what’s best for your business as a whole, while simultaneously working to make sure that your vital staff members remain motivated and satisfied.
Although this can sometimes pose a bit of a challenge, and there can be conflicts of interest, upgrading from business broadband to a leased line is one area where you don’t need to worry. Let’s take a look at leased lines from a range of perspectives, viewing the upgrade through the eyes of your employees and seeing how each department could enjoy the benefits.
Your IT Manager
If you’ve ever experienced a problem with slow or unreliable business broadband, then your IT Manager is probably the first to tell you about it. If they become angry or frustrated it’s easy to see why; they don’t want to have to push back their own deadlines in order to ‘babysit’ a connection while it’s throwing a tantrum. The improved reliability and overall performance of a leased line frees up your IT Manager to get on with more productive tasks, and prevents your staff constantly asking ‘is it back yet?’.
Your Finance Director
Initially, your Finance Manager may not be too happy about the cost of a leased line as it is more expensive than business broadband. However, once they crunch the numbers, they may find that your business could actually save money with a leased line. This is because the reliability and fast leased line speeds open up doors for making a number of your existing processes digital, such as switching from ISDN lines to voIP services which can bring massive savings on both national and international calls.
Your Project Manager
While your Project Manager will have a large number of responsibilities, one of the most important is communication; communication with their team to ensure deadlines are being met, and communication with the customer or client every step of the way. Quite simply, in today’s ‘digital age’, Project Managers will find it challenging to communicate easily, regularly, or effectively without a reliable connection. Whether it’s email, IM services, voIP, or social media, digital communications have become everything.
Your Administrator may be one of the most overlooked key workers in the business. Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the office, as well as taking on ad-hoc production tasks, your Administrator wants to be able to get on with their work without interruptions. Their deadlines don’t get pushed back because the company’s business broadband has been down all morning; instead they need to work double speed (increasing the risk of errors) to make it up. Your Administrator wants a leased line.
Finally, let’s take a look at how a leased line could benefit you. As a business owner, you want your company to able able to grab any growth and development opportunities as they arise, you want to build and maintain a strong reputation, and you want employees who are happy and motivated. You know everything that’s going on; you know how much downtime costs you; you know how your reputation takes a hit when emails aren’t replied to; you know how easy it can be to lose sales. It’s time to upgrade.
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