With the pandemic forcing businesses to change their business model and adapt, companies worldwide are transforming the way goods and services are being delivered. The ability to be agile and adapt has been key to a company’s revenue growth – and survival.
Research suggests that IDC claims that about 65 percent of organizations will aggressively modernize their legacy systems with an extensive new technology platform investment through 2023. They also predict that ICT investments are set to grow to more than 53 per cent by 2023, a big rise seen from 36 per cent in 2019.
Here are some trends to note for the future:
1. Cloud Computing: With the world moving virtual, most businesses are ‘cloud native’. They host an application in the cloud and if that doesn’t work, do they resort to on-site hosting. Network traffic patterns are altered by the way the cloud architecture is built, for provider and corporate networks and the internet. The population that consists of home office or branch office workers would need to access applications and data in various SaaS and IaaS platforms, and companies often benefit from a secure SD-WAN system that routes traffic between a source and cloud seamlessly.
2. Cybersecurity: This has always been an utmost priority, and this can help customers and business employees feel secure and instil confidence in the business, by providing complete transparency. The network itself must itself provide the security, rather than walls being built around the network with secure entry, transit and exit channels – as in today’s day, there are far too many attack vendors and access devices thar are unpredictable and a threat to the company’s data.
3. Work from Home: This has now become how most companies operate, with the pandemic changing the course of traditional brick-and-mortar offices. Companies now need to re-think and redesign their networks to support the weight of the volume of work from home users and scale up their VPN systems.
4. Unified Communications: UC is the paved road to better connections and productivity for the virtual workforce – and comprise of many different categories like screen and document shares, web conferencing, voicemail, email, text messaging and instant messaging. All these sub-categories are an integral function to being able to work from home. UC prioritizes traffic by type and to provide error-correcting technologies that deliver optimal user experience, especially useful for traffic such as voice and video that require a very stable link and low latency – and SD-WAN is optimal for this traffic system.
5. The Internet of Things (or the IoT): With the billion devices connected to the internet, these devices lack security and leave open spaces for hackers to breach safety. IoT traffic will continue to grow with the growth of security, with all application-related technologies also tie back to IoT like sensors to help monitor and optimize performance.
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