The real cost of bad wifi for your business

setting up mesh wifi

When it comes to business, time equals money. Few things are more annoying than having to wait minutes to download a simple file or being unable to send an email to a client because your internet connection keeps timing out. Nowadays, a quick and reliable internet connection is vital for (nearly) all businesses. If you can’t rely on a stable internet connection, you are throwing away money. Luckily there are smart solutions to solve these problems, such as installing a mesh WiFi network.

Why are the costs of bad connectivity so high?

At first sight, a bad internet connection may not seem so much of a big deal. It’s obviously annoying, but it really starts to matter when you realise that you are throwing away money. A bad and unreliable internet connection can cost you money for several reasons. Structural bad connectivity has a huge impact on productivity. If you are an entrepreneur, it will only affect your own productivity. If you run a small or medium-sized company, you can imagine the negative influence it has. On top of that, constantly experiencing delays in workflow has a very strong impact on ones mood, which could easily lead to frustrated employees.

If you are offering a free (or even paid) internet connection to your customers as part of your service, you will definitely lose clients if they perceive a negative experience. Let’s say you run a coffee shop and a sheer amount of your customers come to your place to have a cappuccino and work on their laptops (like Starbucks), but your internet connection is unreliable. it’s very likely that your customers will choose a different spot the next time they consider working remotely.

Best way to fix a bad WiFi connection

There are several ways to fix a bad WiFi connection. Sometimes the solution can be very simple (like selecting a new place for your router, using a WiFi repeater or switching to a different WiFi channel). But in most cases – and especially for most businesses – those solutions will not do the job for you. One of the most efficient ways to make sure that you are getting the most out of your WiFi, is setting up a mesh network. A mesh wifi system is basically the same as a regular router, but they work a lot smarter and in an highly efficient way. Mesh WiFi allow faster speeds, a smoother reliability and a much improved coverage of the area.

Click here if you want to learn more about mesh WiFi.

How can a BPM software be useful to your company?

Ever wanted to know what a BPM tool is and how it can be useful to your company? Don’t wait any longer and let’s skip to the following paragraph. 

Business Process Management (BPM) is all about optimizing business processes. It is a comprehensive management approach, which strives for effectiveness and efficiency of the organization in combination with innovation and flexibility, mostly used in an online environment or a software. BPM analyzes the processes in the organization instead of the functions. Since the industrial revolution, companies have emphasized the functional organization of departments, departments and offices. Each part had its own task and when it was completed, the service or product was transferred to the next department.

Setting objectives

In the early 1990s, a growing group of companies began to emphasize the process: which route does a customer order take through the company? Can that route be more effective and efficient? With the central goal of a more satisfied customer, through higher quality, faster delivery and/or better prices. It is not about managing different department objectives, but about adjusting them. Central to the management of the business process: Business Process Management.

BPM software maps business processes, makes them transparent and guarantees knowledge of these processes. The goal: by making processes measurable, transparent and improvable, a company can improve its own performance and is better able to innovate. An example for a good working BPM software, is the Blue Dolphin tool from ValueBlue; a handy tool to get insight into your company environment and a good place to directly command orders to your co workers or give them information about work that still needs to be done. All in an online environment, which is more effective than saving lots of paperwork on a desk. 

Want to know more about a tool like this? Click on one of the links to get more information. 

Are pre cut vegetables less healthy?

You may have noticed: pre cut vegetables are not only cut, but also packaged, unlike most fresh vegetables. There is a good reason for this: as soon as vegetable is cut it begins to lose nutrients. Moreover, it is much less resistant to germs.

That loss of nutrients is not in itself such a point: that happens in your kitchen also if you cut your bell pepper for example. The difference, however, is that you usually eat it immediately, while when it is cut in the factory it often takes a while before it ends up on your plate.

In order to avoid a significant loss, food manufacturers take all sorts of measures: from special packaging materials to preservatives. That is not a single objection to health: there are strict legal frameworks for this. And to give you an idea: it is often limited to vitamin C as a preservative and an inert gas (carbon dioxide or nitrogen) instead of air in the pouch. And usually those measures work excellently. In short, in terms of nutrients, pre cut vegetables are very similar to fresh vegetables.

So, pre cut vegetables are just as healthy as fresh vegetables. It contains about the same amount of nutrients and is just as safe to eat.

In practice, there will be other things in play. There is one consideration, which may be much more important than all the stories about vitamins and the like: the convenience factor in relation to the cost picture. Pre cut vegetables are almost always (much) more expensive than uncut fresh vegetables!  However, it is much easier and quicker to prepare.