[This post is part of a series on Free and Simple Ways to Improve Your Church’s Website]
Your church is probably not thinking about launching a tv show, installing extra land lines, or how you can add a few more fax machines around the office. That’s because times change and technology evolves so fast. Obviously the same is true when it comes to your church’s website. If you’re revamping your site then now is a perfect time to start positioning your church for the future. Don’t worry about getting caught-up, rather feel free to jump ahead – much like developing countries who went straight to satellite tv or cell phones leapfrogging cable tv and land lines.
So where’s a good place to start when it comes to getting ahead the curve with your website? Consider the following insights from a recent Cisco report:
A surge in network-connected devices—and the number of Internet users—is helping fuel the rapid increase in Internet traffic, according to Webster. By 2015, there will be almost 15 billion network-connected devices—including smartphones, notebooks, tablets, appliances and other smart machines—and more than two connections for each person on Earth, the Cisco report said. There was about one per person on the planet in 2010.
The key driver in Internet traffic growth will be the use of video…
“There is a strong uptick in the use of video,” he said. “The network experience is much more visual in nature.”
Mobility also will play a role in the growth of traffic, the Cisco study indicated. Global mobile Internet data traffic in 2015 will be 26 times more than in 2010, jumping to 6.3 exabytes per month, or 75 exabytes per year.