crn5000-inc2015 BPTW logo
Contact us today!
(918) 770-8738

Integrated Business Technologies Blog

Integrated Business Technologies has been serving the Broken Arrow area since 2007, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

The Internet Continues to Change Business

With so many people depending on the Internet for a litany of reasons, there might not be the general acknowledgment of just how powerful the ubiquitous use of the Internet really is for businesses. From the storage and redundancy of business’ data to virtualized computing platforms to browser-based interfaces that provide access to productivity and communications software, today’s Internet is filled with solutions for the modern business.

High-Speed Data
The Internet was around a while before broadband was rolled out, but today data delivery systems necessitate that users have a fast Internet connection. With all the options that the average business has to choose from, many of them are only feasible if a company has the necessary bandwidth available to run the technology they depend on.

The strength of the Internet for today’s business is largely based on the availability of high-speed Internet. If your business lacks the bandwidth it needs to utilize cloud-hosted platforms, communications solutions, and other important business applications, it can not only create substantial data bottlenecks, it can hinder collaboration and productivity.

Mobile Data
The development of the Internet has coincided with the development and innovation of the smartphone. Today, 77 percent of all Americans have a smartphone. The main benefit of a smartphone is the development of applications (apps) that provide shortcuts to web-based platforms, and plenty of additional functionality.

The numbers suggest that more content is viewed on mobile devices than on desktop or laptop PCs today, making it extremely important that cellular and wireless Internet is readily available and fast enough to facilitate all the demand. Most of us pay twice for Internet (home and cellular), but the figures show that there are more people than ever today eliminating the cost and paying for one or the other. This has led to nearly 20 percent of smartphone owners forgoing at-home broadband service and utilizing their cellular data plans. As this number rises, it will have an effect on every device market, as well as the sustainability of affordable high-speed Internet.

Another strength of the modern Internet is the numerous ways it can facilitate successful and secure communications. Platforms such as telephone, instant messaging, email, as well as newer applications that prioritize collaboration fuel what are major changes in the way people communicate.

Today’s Internet-based communications are a major profit center for a business. While it would seem that these solutions would come without a lot of return, without them, many businesses would see their profitability fall off to a point where growth simply isn’t possible. The Internet also provides options for conferencing, webinars, and other group meetings that provide organizations the kind of end-to-end communication they need to keep business rolling.

Supply Chain
One of the biggest challenges for business is to keep a successful supply chain running. Changes in technology have provided the ability for businesses to acquire the things they need affordably improve dramatically. Internet-connected software, communications solutions, and other platforms are changing the way manufacturers and retailers handle their supply chains.

Tackling the logistical problems that typically come with a supply chain system can be one of the biggest headaches for any business. Access to resources that can be connected to the Internet, such as e-commerce, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management; not to mention the significant real-time communications options provided on the Internet, allow people to manage their procurement and distribution better, while routinely providing direct access to vendor representatives that can keep business moving faster and more effectively.

Marketing and Sales
One of the most obvious ways the Internet has helped business is by making a company’s products or services available to larger markets. Since marketing - and, specifically Internet marketing - has become a major investment for many organizations, companies have to have a dedicated plan in place that turns traditional advertising on its head.

Many organizations have invested heavily in this aspect of their business, but for those that cannot, the use of social media is another great option. With low overhead and the ability to touch hundreds and thousands of people in a short span of time, many organizations that do invest heavily in marketing also utilize their social media accounts for their benefit.

The Internet continues to be used by many organizations to conduct business. How does your business utilize the Internet? Has it been beneficial for your company, or has it been a struggle? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below, and make sure to return to our blog for more great technology information and commentary.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Free Consultation

      Sign up today for a
      FREE Network Consultation

      How secure is your IT infrastructure?
      Let us evaluate it for free!

      Sign up Now!


      Tag Cloud

      Security Technology Tip of the Week Privacy Managed Service Provider Business Management Cloud Internet Business Computing Best Practices Microsoft Saving Money Productivity Workplace Tips IT Services Hosted Solutions Hackers Backup Email Malware Business Software Data Mobile Devices IT Support Hardware Small Business Network Server Smartphones Communication Upgrade Computer VoIP Business Continuity Mobile Device Management Innovation Google Windows Efficiency Data Backup Disaster Recovery Virtualization Microsoft Office Tech Term Outsourced IT Miscellaneous Network Security Mobile Office Vendor Management Social Media Gadgets Holiday Productivity BYOD User Tips Quick Tips Passwords Smartphone Mobile Computing Browser Android Managed IT services Windows 10 WiFi Internet of Things Bring Your Own Device Remote Monitoring Data Recovery Best Practice Users The Internet of Things Operating System Ransomware Spam Alert Save Money Collaboration Data Management Trending Apple Wireless Technology Remote Computing Artificial Intelligence Gmail Encryption Going Green Office Firewall Customer Relationship Management Unified Threat Management Content Filtering History IT Support Printer Tech Support Managed IT Services Information Technology Current Events Big Data Analytics IT Solutions Lithium-ion Battery Maintenance Facebook IT Consultant App Cloud Computing Managed IT Antivirus Router Wi-Fi Humor Applications Employer-Employee Relationship Saving Time Website Customer Service Bandwidth Avoiding Downtime Paperless Office Two-factor Authentication Hard Drives Document Management Phishing Windows 8 Mobile Device VPN Chrome Risk Management Government Business Growth Compliance Healthcare Hacking Apps Computers Application Phone System Virus Project Management Cybersecurity Fax Server Outlook Health Automation Office Tips Retail Marketing Digital Payment Excel IT service Wireless PowerPoint Social Networking Vulnerability Tablet Regulations BDR Office 365 iPhone Files Training Information Password Blockchain Managed Service Administration Augmented Reality Downtime Help Desk Presentation User Error Unified Communications Co-Managed IT Budget Windows 10 Proactive IT Computer Repair Point of Sale Mouse Recovery Money Net Neutrality Social Infrastructure Running Cable Data Security Licensing Inbound Marketing File Sharing Wearable Technology Conferencing Cybercrime Save Time Display Alerts Hiring/Firing Data loss Remote Workers Intranet Statistics Redundancy Business Intelligence Flexibility Recycling Competition Hosted Solution Network Congestion HIPAA Machine Learning Data storage IT Management eWaste communications Robot Piracy Mobility Search USB Virtual Desktop Printing End of Support Business Owner Sports Internet Exlporer LiFi Remote Monitoring and Management Storage Computing Hacker Smart Technology Mobile Security Tip of the week Company Culture Twitter User Programming Analyitcs IoT Education IBM Safety Specifications Scam Settings Cost Management CIO Scheduling Utility Computing Memory Break Fix Computing Infrastructure Patch Management Techology Laptop Electronic Health Records Solid State Drive High-Speed Internet Legal OneNote Legislation Travel Backup and Disaster Recovery Documents PC Care Dark Web Cooperation Disaster Resistance Halloween Politics Value Cyberattacks Entrepreneur Alt Codes Development Undo eBay Employee-Employer Relationship Motherboard Meetings Human Error 5G Remote Support PDF YouTube Leadership Hard Drive People Data Warehousing Staff Virtual Private Network Skype IT Consulting Scary Stories Telephony Streaming Media Read Only Typing New Additions Cables Google Drive Text Messaging Modem Software as a Service Print Server Permission How To How To Work Station Cache Microsoft Excel Wires Operations LinkedIn Data Breach Bookmarks Cryptocurrency Congratulations Domains Google Docs Video Surveillance Macro Cookies Technology Tips Identity Theft Law Firm IT Test Assessment Windows 8.1 Update Fun Management Best Available Technology Laws Favorites Word Bitcoin Public Speaking Nanotechnology Comparison RMM Permissions Cortana Enterprise Resource Planning MSP IT Technicians Unified Threat Management Private Cloud Instant Messaging Hacks Gaming Console Screen Reader Black Friday Bluetooth Tech Terms Fraud Network Management Online Currency Knowledge Electronic Medical Records Monitoring Environment Mobile Proactive Mirgation Access Control Public Cloud Finance Computer Accessories Smart Tech Samsung Cyber Monday Experience Consulting Troubleshooting Managing Stress Debate SharePoint Sync Authentication Heating/Cooling Monitors Consumers Connectivity Crowdfunding Software Tips Business Technology Virtual Reality Managed Services Provider Deep Learning Adminstration Enterprise Content Management WPA3 Migration Downloads Mobile Device Managment Authorization Google Wallet 3D IP Address Writing Touchscreen Distributed Denial of Service Hotspot Server Management Networking SaaS E-Commerce Vulnerabilities Drones Fleet Tracking Disaster Chatbots Multi-Factor Security Employees Refrigeration Social Engineering Buisness Star Wars Managed IT Service Language Chromebook Features Identities Geography Backups Asset Tracking Digital Signature Identity Google Calendar G Suite Zero-Day Threat

      Top Blog

      Basically, any machine that uses fans and vents to cool itself can overheat if airflow is restricted. If you have used a laptop on your lap for an extended session, then you know what we are talking about when the computer becomes hot to the touch. Every portable device is designed a little diffe...