The shift to the cloud has brought about several solutions that make doing business easier. Whether it be cost savings, added flexibility or ease of use, companies are offloading workflows to the cloud and maintaining a competitive advantage. Companies are also using the cloud for computing purposes to protect against cyber-attacks, like ransomware. Watch this On-Demand webinar on Ransomware Preparedness and Recovery.
Speed is always growing more important in today's world; people want things fast. Fast food, fast cars, and possibly most of all, fast internet. Waiting for anything can feel like a death sentence, but for businesses, latency can be a major competitive disadvantage. In the tech world, solutions have worked to make business processes quicker and quicker, but this need for speed seems to have left the underlying network behind. The evolution of computing has caused a disruption in traditional network capabilities. As a result, businesses now seek solutions to network latency; SD-WAN is an example. In addition to improved performance reliability, SD-WAN offers businesses some benefits that will have your executives making the switch.
With new developments in telecommunications technology, more and more businesses are making the shift to hosted phone systems for the convenience and cost savings they offer.
You have likely heard the VoIP vs. traditional phone lines debate. Just like many business owners, you may have tuned this discussion out, without hearing out both sides of the story. The only problem with this, is that your competition didn’t turn its shoulder to the banter, and now has a tailored solution that gives their phone system the ability to grow with them, all for a lower cost. Don’t let your competition surpass you because of a phone system, and take an in-depth look to help you determine what solution is the best fit for your business.
If you want to determine if VoIP is the right solution for your business, keep reading to see how it compares to traditional phone lines.
Moving Away from Traditional WAN
Traditional networks can no longer support businesses that are moving to the Cloud. The market is moving towards Software-Defined Wide Area Network, or SD-WAN, as the trusted, most reliable network. With multiple distant office locations running applications and retrieving data hosted in the Cloud, each branch relies on speedy and reliable connectivity. That branch in New York needs to connect to the same applications at the same speed as the Los Angeles branch. Not to mention contracted workers, remote workers, and work from home employees that need fast, reliable connection to your Cloud applications and software. Traditional WANs just can’t keep up with all of these increasing network demands.
Cloud computing technologies have brought enterprises of all sizes to the forefront of the biggest technology revolution to date. Cloud solutions are on track to completely alter enterprise IT, and disrupt the way that organizations do business.
As a result of the shift to the "as a service" model, application performance has had a direct impact on business productivity. Consequently, CIOs have realized that traditional networks are not cut out to handle the shift to the cloud; thus network connectivity has also seen a transformation. To keep up with the demands that cloud computing has placed on the network, Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) has emerged to augment legacy network connections.
In today's world, technology continues to grow and evolve to meet present day needs, often in ways that would have surprised us even a decade ago. SD-WAN is one of those relatively recent developments, making what was once an expensive and complex mess (Wide Area Networks) into an achievable goal for any business of any size. Today we're going to look at a few reasons why SD-WAN and Hosted PBX are a winning combo. First, let's look at:
One of the most important things to consider as you deploy a cloud computing solution is your network bandwidth. As businesses adopt cloud services company wide, their bandwidth quickly becomes bogged down.
Businesses today are constantly striving to become more agile in an effort to gain a competitive advantage. The key to becoming an agile business is to have an underlying agile IT infrastructure. Thus, businesses spend billions of dollars investing in technology to make IT more agile.