Connectivity equals productivity: The manufacturing industry has one the of the greatest opportunities to adopt new technologies that will help increase competitiveness, improve efficiencies and impact the bottom line. As manufacturers embark on their journey through digital transformation one priority remains at the top – Connectivity. The smart factory of the future needs consistent and reliable cloud access to various mission-critical applications and services that keep the production line optimized and performing 24/7. The remote nature of most manufacturing plants makes traditional MPLS services expensive and unreliable. SD-WAN offers reassurance and performance features to keep your smart factory running at all times. Here are 3 Key SD-WAN Benefits for manufacturers to consider.
Understanding the Broadband Risks
Businesses who rely on cloud-based solutions are recognizing that legacy WAN networks built with MPLS connections are ill suited for cloud access. Broadband connectivity is a faster and more affordable alternative that provides direct cloud access, but these links weren’t designed for business-critical applications. SD-WAN offers greater agility for cloud access but for cautious CIOs the central question is, “can I really trust broadband for business cloud applications?”
Cloud productivity requires more than just speed, so you can’t simply rely on raw broadband. That’s why we build intelligent networks that recognize broadband impurities and manage your connections to deliver the optimal cloud experience. The solutions is called “pure bandwidth aggregation” and it’s powered by VINO.
Competition in business can be fierce, but small and medium-sized businesses have one big advantage. They can react quickly to changing market opportunities. Cloud technology can make your business even more nimble. The cloud provides businesses productivity and collaboration tools that let SMBs challenge their largest competitors. With the latest software and apps, employees can work virtually and share information easily. All elements of the business benefit, from product development to customer service. To be competitive, you’ll need a fast, secure, and reliable network. It must accelerate cloud productivity. And it needs to do this without breaking your budget.
Perfecting Cloud Failover Through SD-WAN. Business leaders who demand high-productivity should make cloud availability a top priority. The last-mile connection is the weakest link in the cloud connectivity chain, but all failover solutions are not created equal. Here’s a look at five key features that will protect you against lost cloud productivity.
95% of shoppers pick tech-based help over in-store sales staff. Welcome to the age of the digital DIY shopper. The survey, recently unveiled by the folks at HRC Retail Advisory, suggests more shoppers are seeking help from technology – namely smartphones and social media – instead of salespeople when hunting for the perfect product in a store. Read the full blog for more insights on the impact of Retail Store Network outages and SD-WAN failover solutions to avoid them.
The Make or Break Role of SDN: according to recent research by McKinsey & Co., “The majority of [market or industry] incumbents do not respond” adequately to digital threats “and ultimately fail.” Here in Part Two, we summarize McKinsey’s tips for attaining digital success – and explain the make-or-break role Software Defined Networks (SDN) play in transforming your entire business model with digital technology.