But the lost productivity, performance, competitiveness and time that come with slow internet speeds are becoming problems of the past. The national broadband network (nbn™) is currently being rolled out across the country, opening up a range of opportunities for small and medium businesses, particularly when it comes to cloud computing, e-commerce and working on the go.
Scalable cloud services mean businesses no longer need to spend thousands upgrading a server, instead they can simply buy more data space for that month and access software tools over the internet. An e-commerce presence allows a business to reach a bigger market without the overhead costs of a traditional bricks-and-mortar store. And fast internet speeds coupled with flexible work policies open up a range of opportunities for working outside a traditional office space, as well as collaborating across different time zones and locations.
Plus, Australian businesses taking advantage of nbn™ could boost the national economy by an estimated $4 billion per year, according to researchers at the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications (CEET).
So take a look at our visual breakdown of just what the nbn™ network means for business.
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