Organizations large and small are consistently jostling for any competitive advantage they can gain. Today’s rapidly changing technology—in particular, IT infrastructure—is often the key to staying a step ahead of the competition.
It is for this reason that so many leaders are particularly concerned with maintaining their enterprise networks. According to one survey, 44% of IT professionals said that their top goal for 2018 was to implement upgrades across their enterprises’ networking foundations; and IT research and advisory firm Gartner estimates that by 2022, 75% of organizations will view updated networking as critical to the success of their digital initiatives.
What are the most important aspects to focus on when planning your upgrade?
1. Automation – Automation is reducing the workload for employees who manage your corporate network and cloud environments. Embracing network automation software will enable you to determine the best course of updates using real-time analytics versus having to sift through mountains of data to configure your network or resolve performance issues. This will save your organization you money via operating expenses while improving your uptime statistics.
2. Security – Cybersecurity is one of the most important concerns for organizations of all sizes and industries. Your network infrastructure plays a central role in keeping your data and systems secure. Developing a cyber security strategy that addresses the protection of hardware and software will ensure that your enterprise has access to the most up-to-date security technology. Thus, as new cyberthreats emerge, your most important infrastructure will maintain all the operability necessary to protect your enterprise’s most valuable data.
3. Capacity – As your business grows and evolves, the capacity of your network needs to grow in tandem. Make sure to examine your current volume of network traffic and anticipated business growth in order to understand your future capacity requirements in the short-, medium-, and long-terms. This is particularly important in the realm of WiFi network operations.
Keep in mind these three key components for effective upgrades that are worth the investment. Still unsure where to start? Contact us to make sure you are leveraging the right technology, at the right time, and most importantly, in the right way.