Transforming Your Global Connectivity Strategy: Something Has to Give
Digital transformation is no longer a future state, or something to consider for the next financial year – it’s an initiative that needs to be woven into the very fabric of an organisation. Global connectivity is a fundamental part of the jigsaw, but when networking costs for distributed enterprise sites such as restaurants and retail stores can exceed 60% of overall IT spending, something has to give.
According to analysis by IDC, ‘the WAN needs to be reinvented’. As businesses channel technology investment to support their own digital transformation, their connectivity strategy becomes more important. Consequently, many organisations are turning to networking technologies, such as Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN), to meet their rapidly growing bandwidth demands securely, and cost effectively. The trend raises some key questions: