What To Do If Your Internet Connection Goes Down
As an Infiniwiz Hosted Desktop customer, your Internet connection is your only real responsibility, and as such, your only true point of failure. There is simply no way around the fact that if you do not have Internet access for whatever reason, you won’t be able to run and access your Virtual Desktop. The Internet acts as the conduit to your business data.
So how can you ensure that your business is covered in the event of a failure in Internet connection? Read on for some important considerations.
Your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
In today’s work environment most clients access the Internet via a cable or DSL connection to their office or home. This type of internet connectivity has drastically improved over the last decade.
Though most people experience very positive results with these Internet connections, with lines only going down very infrequently (and for very short periods of time), occasionally some experience poor results with a line that goes down regularly. In such a case, it makes sense to switch providers or carriers. With the myriad of options available, there’s no need to put up with an unreliable ISP.
Hosted Desktop and Internet Failures
The wonderful thing about working on a Hosted Virtual Desktop is that if the internet connection goes down or there is a power outage, there is absolutely nothing to worry about. You may temporarily lose your session, but, upon connectivity restoration, any program or website you originally had running on your Hosted Desktop will be available and waiting for you. Everything will look just as you left it.
Back-up to Mitigate Downtime with an Internet Issue
Is downtime during the rare occasion of an internet connection problem a concern to your business? Internet connection failure is a fairly simple problem to overcome by putting in place a back-up and running on a Hosted Desktop solution.
There are numerous options available to ensure productivity at all times:
- You can access your Hosted Desktop from a 3G/4G USB stick or hotspot.
- Continue working with your Virtual Desktop from any computer elsewhere that has Internet connection.
- If you have a Smartphone, you can connect it to your machine via USB cable or Bluetooth and use its 3G/4G connection to continue working right from your workstation – even without office Internet connection (note that you will need the right software installed on your device).
- For added security, use a leased line connection or ADSL as an alternative backup. You can also set up a second internet connection (ADSL, SDSL, DSL or other).
An Internet connection failure can throw a wrench in anyone’s business day. With a Hosted Desktop from Infiniwiz, you can rest assured that no work will be lost and that everything will be returned looking just as it did before. It’s as simple as picking up exactly where you left off. The truth is that these days, most Internet connections are cost effective and reliable; however every business should still have a backup connection in the event of a major outage. It’s like having a spare tire in the trunk of your car.