First-class connectivity is key to Scotland’s business growth, says IFB, which is working with CityFibre to deliver the Ultrafast network
As small businesses look to compete, grow and develop in today’s fast-paced digital world, they need first-class connectivity which will support their needs today and far into the future, one of Scotland’s leading experts in digital industry has said.
Keeping apace of the digital transformation will ensure firms are not overtaken by competitors, giving opportunities to increase productivity and future-proof their businesses as the thirst for greater bandwidth continues to grow, according to Graeme Gordon, Chief Executive of Aberdeen-headquartered IFB – a managed service and data network provider.
“Digital technology is developing at rapid speeds, and although small businesses may find it hard to keep up, we’re constantly working on new solutions to ensure all businesses, regardless of size, can stay ahead and have access to the best digital connectivity for their business and to suit their needs,” says Gordon.
“There is now a new wave of full fibre digital infrastructure available in Edinburgh and Aberdeen which provides superior connectivity speeds, and opens up greater opportunities for businesses. World-class connectivity is the key to success for running any business in the digital age. That’s why we’re constantly striving to meet businesses’ digital needs now and for decades to come.”
Powered by this new full fibre infrastructure, IFB Ultrafast offers lightning speeds to support businesses and help them grow and take up new opportunities that the digital economy offers. It’s a platform for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – the backbone of Scotland’s economy – to be part of the latest tech transformation with connectivity that is fast, reliable and fit for purpose, as speeds and connectivity take on even more relevance to the way business is done.
An increasing number of everyday business services and applications are now online and used as a matter of routine, these cover banking, accounting, sales tools, customer management systems, voice telephony and critical data backup and recovery systems – all of which need to be accessed reliably and securely to support the day-to-day workings of all modern businesses.
Gordon adds: “Connectivity is at the heart of how all businesses operate and the next stage has arrived. This state-of-the-art full fibre digital infrastructure provides blistering connectivity speeds to support SMEs now and moving forward.”
The Ultrafast network is delivered by IFB and powered by CityFibre in Edinburgh and Aberdeen – two of Scotland’s ‘Gigabit Cities’. It’s being hailed as an affordable independent network offering superior speeds which lead to increased efficiency and productivity by dramatically accelerating the digital capabilities of business, providing quick data transfers between locations for backup and recovery.