March 13, 2024 | 5 min read
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Unlocking enterprise growth: The power of a healthy, global network 

Expereo team

Today, no business operates without the Internet. And the way your enterprise’s global Internet network is designed, how it performs, and how it’s maintained has a direct correlation with your ability to grow your business. It all depends on your Internet network health.

Think of your global network like the nervous system of your organization. It relays information, connects your people, places, devices and sites to facilitate:

  • Employee productivity, collaboration and communication
  • Great user experiences of your sites and services
  • Revenue opportunities and increased market share

As your business expands operations into different regions, you’ll rely on more and more digital platforms and applications. And just like a living body, you need to think about your network’s health so you can scale it to support that desired growth.

What is Internet network health?

When we talk about “Internet network health” we mean the overall condition and performance of your company's network infrastructure, particularly in terms of its consistency of performance, agility of global connectivity, and reliability.

We’re looking to ensure consistently good application performance, robust security, high bandwidth, low packet loss, and effective site design.

When you have good network health, your IT teams should be able to solve issues quickly, utilize resources efficiently, and keep your company connected across different locations and geographies.

How can your network’s health impact your enterprise’s ability to grow and scale?

The health of your global Internet network directly impacts your enterprise's competitiveness, productivity, and ability to seize new opportunities. With a healthy network, you can easily scale operations into new locations and sites.

Conversely, network downtime, latency issues, or security breaches can disrupt operations, erode customer trust, and negatively impact expansion efforts. A Statista survey revealed that 25% of companies reported that the average hourly downtime of their services cost between $301,000 and $400,000. Aside from the direct costs, there are the hidden costs from the impact of lost opportunities in that time too.

6 Signs of a healthy global Internet network

Based on our experience building Global Internet solutions for a wide range of enterprises spanning multiple countries, industries, and transformation goals, here are our top indicators of a healthy Global Internet network:

  1. 1. Your applications perform consistently: Your applications respond swiftly in all locations and employees remain productive.
  2. 2. You see low packet loss: A healthy network minimizes data packet loss, preserving good data integrity with few disruptions.
  3. 3. You have low/no network congestion: Network traffic speeds remain fast with minimal packet loss.
  4. 4. You have high bandwidth availability: Your network has ample bandwidth to support the transfer of large files and data-intensive applications, ensuring smooth day-to-day operations.
  5. 5. You have robust security measures: Effective security protocols and mechanisms protect against cyber threats, safeguarding sensitive data and maintaining your compliance.
  6. 6. Device connectivity is good: Devices that are connected to your network are monitored to assess any unauthorized devices, protect sensitive data, and keep your employees productive.

Our tips to monitor your global Internet network health:

Ensuring your Internet network health revolves around being able to monitor your network accurately. There are a few ways to do this:

Option 1: Use Internet network monitoring tools

Implementing dedicated network monitoring tools will enable real-time tracking and analysis of network performance metrics.

These tools provide visibility into network traffic, latency, bandwidth utilization, and security events, empowering IT teams to proactively identify and address potential issues before they impact business operations.

At Expereo, we really believe in the power of visibility and control, that’s why we provide all of our customers with access to our monitoring platform, expereoOne, so they can see their network health in real-time.

Option 2: Work with an MSP

Partnering with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) specializing in IP network infrastructure management, like Expereo, can alleviate the burden of monitoring and maintaining a Global Internet network.

MSPs offer expertise in designing, optimizing, and managing network environments, leveraging advanced technologies and best practices to ensure optimal performance, security, and scalability.

Ready to improve your network health and your ability to scale and grow?

It’s clear that prioritizing your global Internet network health is essential for unlocking growth and competitiveness for your enterprise in today's hyper-connected economy.

From ensuring collaboration, communication, productivity, freeing up your IT teams from support tickets, and much more, good network health is a solid foundation for expansion, innovation, and long-term success.

Interested in understanding more about the current health of your network? Use this Network Health Checklist or get in touch with the Expereo team and we’ll find a solution that suits your needs.


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