The world has been talking a lot about the “new normal”
that’s coming our way post-pandemic, and it’s not limited to masks and social
distancing. Organizations are evolving to the point where the network perimeter
is highly dispersed. Fixed office locations are giving way to remote and mobile
users; applications and servers are quickly moving to cloud services and
security threats have increased. In essence, there’s no longer a safe corporate
network or a dangerous Internet—there’s only “the network.” And if you’re still
operating on a single-threaded MPLS network, your business continuity, security
and profitability are at risk.
Network upgrades don’t have to be daunting
continue to operate with outdated network components because they just can’t
find the right time to disrupt their business while transitioning services. Add
to that the uncertainty of this new post-pandemic economy, and you might think
upgrading won’t happen this year. But not so fast! As your
tech-partner-in-arms, we’re able to identify opportunities with your existing
network and can suggest easy solutions that will improve the way you do
business. And that alone could make transitioning worth it this year. Here’s
Get ahead of the curve
of network providers will sunset their products over the next few years. And
waiting until the last minute to upgrade means you’re using technology that is
not providing the resilience and agility to meet your current needs—not to
mention the trouble you’re having trying to band-aid any issues that pop up in
the meantime. A proactive upgrade to a next-gen, SD-WAN technology—either as a
replacement or complementary service—better positions your business to meet
evolving demands and thrive in today’s environment.
Remote and mobile workforce
In these times of social distancing, it’s clear that the way your workforce supports your business will never be the same. Working from home, or from anywhere in the world, is not only doable, it will become the preference for some organizations. And that opens up a world of opportunities for talent and collaboration. But your business won’t benefit from it unless you have the tools that can handle moving at the speed of business. A next-gen SD-WAN network coupled with Unified Communications means the sky’s the limit when it comes to remote work capabilities.
Let’s face it;
you can’t run bandwidth-chewing cloud-based apps on copper T1s. And given the
current environment, cloud-based computing is the new normal for businesses. As
you enable more and more cloud-based apps to run your business, ensure you have
the software and network you need to get the job done.
Network solutions for today…and tomorrow
If you think of
an upgrade to SD-WAN technology as an investment in your business’ future, it’s
really an easy decision. Paired with active-active connectivity, it allows for
seamless failover, the needed resiliency and up to 100% uptime for critical
applications, so you can deliver a superior customer experience. But it’s not
just about connectivity and scalability. Managing your network is an important
consideration and having the right tools to do it makes all the difference.
Our own SD-WAN ConciergeTM is a high-touch, white glove service, providing you full
visibility and co-management to run your entire network—in real-time from a
single pane of glass—from virtually anywhere and any device. You’ll find our
award-winning WE Connect portal
especially helpful, as it offers the benefits of an onboarding tool, a ticket
management system, and a powerful Insights Engine that highlights the most
important actions front and center in your view. Other benefits include:
If you’d like to make a proactive upgrade to a next-gen,
cloud-based technology to better position your business for collaboration,
Windstream Enterprise is a partner you can trust. So why not give it a try?
Reach out to our team and request a live demo today.
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