5 Signs It’s Time to Invest in Your Network July 03, 2018 Networking false Computer networks are dynamic. Some even say they are “living” because they must constantly change and adapt. If you have responsibility for your company’s network, you know well how difficult it can be to decide when to upgrade. Here are five signs it’s time to invest: Cloud applications and services – Is your company using more cloud-based applications? SalesForce was an early pioneer in the idea of a full SaaS offered mission critical tool. Since then other critical tools have become SaaS mainstream, including Office365 and Workday, among many others. If your company depends more and more on the cloud, make sure your network can support it before day-to-day tasks grow cumbersome on a network not optimized to handle them. Real-time data from many sources – Does your business depend on real-time data? Those who navigate a vehicle for a living (cars, trucks, ships, planes, trains) all depend on real-time data to be successful and safe. More and more, Sales, Operations and Marketing people also require real-time data to serve clients, meet customer needs and meet changing market requirements. Can your network keep up with the peaks and valleys of real-time traffic? Anytime, anywhere connectivity – When airline Wi-Fi was first introduced, people scoffed at paying $30 for in-air access. Now, customers demand Wi-Fi everywhere – in the air, in restaurants, hotels, stores and offices – not just for customers but employees, too. Is your network robust enough to manage guest and employee access? If not, it may be time review your network. Supplier and partner integration – Henry Ford said that specialization was the key to success. But that implied communication between the specialized components so that all the pieces came together as needed. In today’s world, that kind of communication requires a network that is secure, reliable and accessible. As your company integrates more and more with external vendors, your network needs to keep pace. Burgeoning data sources – Data flows are growing into rivers and lakes of data that today’s IT departments need to manage and secure. Of course, data that is inaccessible may as well not exist. As companies deal with data from more and more sources – mobile devices and IoT to name just two – the network has to keep the information accessible. Does yours? For more information about how HughesON™ Managed Network Services can help your network keep pace with demand, click here. If you think it’s time to assess your company’s network, contact us. Categories See All SD-WAN (48) Networking (19) Retail Technology (15) Managed Security (11) Conference (7) EMV (7) SASE (6) Digital Media (5) WiFi Analytics (4) Managed Services (3) Edge Computing (3) SCS (1) Popular Blogs What We Learned About the Edge and Edge Computing from Innovation DaySep 24, 2020 When Telework is No Longer TemporarySep 29, 2020 5 Steps to Prepare for the EMV Liability ShiftOct 7, 2020 7 Technology Tips for Today’s Digitally Dependent Restaurant EnvironmentOct 22, 2020 Top 5 Reasons to Consider an MSPOct 26, 2020 Related Posts See All Top 5 Reasons to Consider an MSP October 26, 2020 7 Technology Tips for Today’s Digitally Dependent Restaurant Environment Tim Tang, Director, Enterprise Solutions October 22, 2020 Why Not Test Drive a Managed SD-WAN Solution? September 10, 2020 SD-WAN Fit Points: Service Levels and Partnerships Jeff Bradbury Nick Coval June 11, 2020 Teleworking Is Showing How Managed SD-WAN Will Improve Remote Site Connectivity Tim Tang, Director, Enterprise Solutions May 14, 2020 ENJOY THIS POST? This blog was featured in the September edition of our newsletter. Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.