Promising speed, bandwidth and latency opportunities, but what's the story behind Wi-Fi 6?
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IT isn’t the same as it was 10 years ago. Besides traditional tasks that keep your organisation running, you’re asked to spearhead digital initiatives to make your business more relevant and competitive. And you’re not alone; in enterprises around the world, nearly a third of projects in the IT pipeline relate to digital transformation (DT)1.
I want to tell a story to explain the origins of this blog post. It's one that I hear far too often recently. In the early days of working with a customer, some members of the Ideal team were onsite delivering a WAN project. They got chatting to our customer and it came as a massive surprise to them that the customer didn’t have a contact number for their Managed Service Provider. We’re not talking DDI to a dedicated account manager; they didn’t even have a switchboard number!
Given the prediction that, by 2020, 80% of organisations will primarily use public cloud and there will be 10 billion mobile-connected devices¹, it’s no surprise that there’s a Software-Defined WAN boom. Many companies are using this advanced technology to simplify how they move workloads to any cloud, consume hosted applications and enable new services in remote locations. And the stats are compelling: SD-WAN offers 2.25x more bandwidth, software updates can be completed 51% faster and there’s 94% less unplanned downtime.² It’s essentially the enabler for digital transformation across hundreds of companies.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
While some network and infrastructure managers are gambling on ‘if it aint broke, don’t fix it’, many others are actively trying to find ways to improve WAN functionality and service levels while lowering costs. Which camp do you fall into? If you’ve realised SD-WAN is an essential part of your WAN strategy, then you’ve likely already moved onto weighing up the pros and cons.
Many of the snails which will appear around the city in mid-September will have their own stories and unique inspired designs. Discover why artist Rosie Apps wanted to get involved in Snailspace and why her tongue-in-cheek, bold designs are a good fit for Ideal.
Purdey joined us from France to help progress her studies and her career in Sales. In Purdey's blog she shares her experiences of her time at Ideal and her impression of Brighton.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Pick up the phone to Ideal just now and you might detect elevated levels of grooviness. Stroll past our office and you'll likely find yourself moving just a little more slowly. Come in for a meeting and, well, there's a huge, psychedelic snail sunning himself in our meeting room window.Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]
Poor visibility is impacting organisations’ ability to detect breaches, with Gartner reporting that 92 percent of breaches go undetected until it’s too late. Is something as fundamental as network visibility exposing you to risk?Read More [fa icon="long-arrow-right"]