In case you’ve been living under a rock, or are only just emerging from your winter hibernation, there’s been a bit of trouble with the rollout and quality of the NBN.
Just this week NBN Co announced that it has moved around 1.2 million premises from the Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) list to the Fibre to the Node (FTTN) pile. If you were down to receive HFC, there’s a 25% chance you’ve now been downgraded to FTTN.
This announcement comes as the Australian Federal Police are viewing materials relating to the leaking of information that show contrary to NBN Co’s claims of hitting their targets, they are actually massively over budget and lagging well behind in their schedule.
If you’re waiting for your internet to get better before moving to the cloud, you may be waiting for some time.
The truth is, you don’t need to wait until the NBN is (eventually) available, you can move your business to the cloud right now.
C&W Financial Services is a large regional accounting firm, spread across five north-west NSW locations – Moree, Warialda, Bingara, Wee Waa and Narrabri. However being out bush has not isolated them from innovation. Nor has it precluded them from moving their business to the Cloud.
Using a Cloud based solution (VAULT), C&W were able to access Microsoft Lync’s desktop sharing capability. This enabled their appointed “IT Champions” (who previously physically travelled to satellite office locations to train or assist staff) to take control of a peer’s desktop to guide them through a training process as the need arises.
They also conduct scheduled organisational training this way.
The result? A supercharged training approach with dramatically reduced third party training costs, staff travel costs and lost time.
This innovative way of knowledge sharing and the social capital it creates has allowed C&W to enhance the capabilities, quality and consistency of their staff’s overall knowledge.
Using a cloud platform like VAULT means that you don’t need lightning fast internet to leverage technology, so what are you waiting for?