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What Small Business Owners Need to Know About Cutting-Edge Networking Options
Network connection speed is always increasing, and small business owners should think about how they can stay abreast of improvements and use new technology to their advantage. Since a growing number of commercial exchanges are gravitating from in-person transactions to online transactions, faster network connections translate into more revenue, better customer service, and increased efficiency. To unlock these benefits, however, business owners need to be equipped with the right technology and knowledge. Staples, a trusted source for office solutions and an expert in small business technology, has the following tips for small business owners that need help navigating these changes as they look to set up or update their network.
The exact type of VPN device a small business needs depends on the size of the company, the allotted technology budget, and personal preference. Regardless of what type of VPN a small business decides to implement, however, the most important factor is that a business-grade cable or DSL router that features a consistent IP address supports the network. Higher-tier routers are designed with businesses in mind, and they come packed with features to comply with the demands of a VPN.
Switching to or setting up new technology can be both exciting and intimidating for any small business owner, but the promise of prosperous, more productive work processes serves as a good industry motivator. Take advantage of the latest technology as it rolls out, and begin experiencing how upgrading your networking system can revolutionize the way you do business.
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