As with any worthy goal, a sound networking plan is worth the time invested. While some may think that networking equipment and providers are essentially standardized, and one size will fit all businesses, they are grossly mistaken.
In the modern business environment, protecting your network from downtime is of paramount importance. Avoid the loss of customers and reputation by taking the necessary steps to prevent downtime.
Digital transformation is on a lot of minds these days, especially as more and more business operations adopt emerging technologies. Getting your network ready to make more moves into the digital era -- if you haven't already -- will therefore be a high priority of the coming year. But what do you need to know to get the network up to snuff, and how does your internet service play a role?
The notion of a better network is different for most everybody, but some common facets emerge. Issues of speed and latency are naturally important, but so too is the issue of cloud adoption rates. These issues all go hand-in-hand to make a better network, and where one improves, the other two are likely to improve as well.
Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) has fundamentally changed networking technology in a host of ways. It's changed so much, in fact, that some think WAN optimization itself is a dead art, lost forever against the greater efficiency of SD-WAN. That's not strictly true, but not too far off. There are still ways to optimize a WAN, thanks in large part to SD-WAN itself.
Is it time to get rid of the wide-area network (WAN)? Some would say it is, but almost as many would say that it's just time for a better WAN. Making a WAN better calls for some fairly serious changes, but those changes can make the system more ready to take on the ever-increasing demands of modern business.
An outage of any kind that causes downtime doesn't appear to cost much on the surface. It is the less obvious losses -- from productivity to reputation and beyond -- that form the true cost of a downtime incident.
Fixed wireless is a kind of Internet service that is accomplished with radio signals. It offers many of the same things wired broadband offers -- without the need to run cable. There are many reasons to use fixed wireless service. If you're considering utilizing it for your business, there are a few things you need to know.
It seems like a nightmare scenario, but it’s a waking reality for most businesses. A survey by Adweek shows 90% of all companies experience unexpected downtime, and as many as a third experience downtime every month.