A chain is only as strong as its weakest link

IP4B Chain

Everyone knows the saying: “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” And yet, when it comes to choosing a telecommunication solution, some entrepreneurs seem to forget this lesson.

Beyond the appeal that a solution like Microsoft Teams can offer to Canadian companies, you must look at the bigger picture. We recently compared Cisco’s Webex solution to MS Teams. Indeed, the two offers are equal, and we respect the choices that can sometimes be quite personal.

However, a business communication solution is much more than a choice based on personal preferences. You can have the prettiest color car but own a lemon; you can have the best car on the market, but without gas, GPS, or a spare tire, you won’t be able to go very far for long.

A complete and robust enterprise communications solution must have a solid and secure software platform like Cisco’s Webex.

Connectivity to the public switched telecommunications network (PSTN) must be secure and hacker-proof; this is how the IP4B core network is designed, with three geographically redundant data centers.

Voice must be routed over a national redundant SIP network; it is for this reason that IP4B has partnered with a national carrier to deliver this added protection.

The Internet network on which IP telephony (VoIP) is transported must be on a private network to ensure the required bandwidth while protecting against external Internet attacks such as DDoS.

This connectivity must be based on top-quality equipment that ensures the required robustness and scalability, such as the Juniper equipment offered by IP4B.

This end-to-end chain must be supported by a reliable, reputable, financially strong company with a track record of over 30 years, like IP4B.

Some companies will choose a cheaper solution, but will this offer all the benefits of an enterprise solution? Is the risk worth it? Really? And how much will this risk cost the company in lost revenue, productivity or reputation?

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Like such a chain, you have built your company with a strong group of employees. Each of them plays an important role in the value chain you bring to your customers.

That’s how IP4B has designed its end-to-end enterprise communication solutions to provide you with one of the best solutions on the market at a price point that’s competitive with larger service providers.

IP4B presents a one-stop global service offering. Not only will we manage IP telephony and unified communications solutions, but we also offer a complete range of assistance in managing the company’s network, allowing companies to alleviate the pressure on the people responsible for IT. In a way, it’s a support service for helping manage the enterprise networking backbone with top-notch equipment and comprehensive, advanced services that allow companies to lower operating costs and reduce operational risks.

Let’s end with this one at the risk of overwhelming you with further well-known sayings: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.