By Chris Grundy

With availability of space decreasing and rents rising in city centres, developers and tenants are looking beyond the traditional city regions and exploring further afield. These new areas for development are not as well connected as city centres; there can be little high speed internet connectivity and poor mobile phone coverage. Sometimes, brownfield land in cities can have the same problem too.

Coupled with a hybrid or pure cloud computing IT service delivery model (where IT/telephony services are hosted offsite by a third party), companies can find themselves severely disadvantaged if they have not considered availability (and lead-time!) for telecommunications.

My advice is connectivity should be a key part of development site and building due diligence.

Find out more about Cundall’s IT and audio visual consultancy services go to –http://www.cundall.com/Services/IT-and-audio-visual.aspx

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