Nothing brings productivity in the office to a near standstill quite like a slow Internet connection. This problem is often exacerbated when company employees frequently browse Web sites and run applications not related to work during office hours. Establishing a cut and dry policy on employee Internet usage is a useful first step, but sometimes this isn't enough.

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T1s offer enhanced connection speeds, reliability and security. However, many businesses may not be aware of all the possibilities this technology can offer to a network. Here are a few worth considering:

Columbia, MO—In today’s fast-paced business environment, staying connected with fellow co-workers and customers is increasingly essential to a firm’s success. However, time-pressed employees with busy schedules can sometimes make it difficult for a business to keep in touch with these important people.

Furthermore, many businesses are realizing the negative effects of rising gas prices and other increases in travel expenses. Earlier this year, the IRS increased the standard mileage rate to 50.5 cents, up two cents from 2007.