Digital Transformation is in High Gear Going into 2021 January 22, 2021 Mike Tippets, Vice President, Enterprise Marketing SD-WAN , SASE false In our podcast, The Digital Transformation of Business, we talk about the increasing ways that digital technology is changing business. This past year had many challenges and obstacles. However, important digital transformations have helped overcome some of these challenges and changed the way businesses operate. For example, using apps to interact with consumer businesses is here to stay. Just as guest Wi-Fi became an assumption, an app is a requirement for your business. The transition to remote workforces also accelerated the use of cloud-based business applications, such as Office365, SalesForce, and Workday. WANsform Your Enterprise Before you can transform customer experience, you must WANsform your enterprise. Learn how Hughes Managed SD-WAN is enabling digital transformation and achieving real results. MPLS vs. SD-WAN Why SD-WAN? WiFi Analytics: Insight Every Step of the Way Digital Signage Solutions: Engagement Starts Here SD-WAN Appliance: 4860 is SD-WAN transformation in a box Technologies used to track customer behaviors, like the Internet of Behavior (IoB), will now start working to support employees. IoB for employees means collecting information about where an employee connects, what type of devices they use, what speeds they receive, and what applications they use. The network will adapt to the collected data accordingly. The movement to place computing resources at the edge is another advancement that supports digital transformation. Implementing Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WANs) was step one, and the addition of Secure Access Secure Edge or SASE was another important process. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) will become operationally mainstream. This technology will enable networks to deliver security, performance, and reliability based on the usage model. The network experience will be based on the person, the situation, and the need. Additionally, the operational use of AI—Gartner refers to this as AIOps—will enable the network to provide greater reliability. Hughes is a leader in using AI/ML to create self-healing networks. Universal access to the Internet (anytime, anyplace, and any device) will become even more critical. A single connectivity strategy will not be successful. Our customers look to Hughes to “make messy simple” and allow them to focus on their core business. As a recognized leader among global managed service providers, we have the relationships, the experience, and the resources to serve distributed organizations. Beyond the network, human connections are equally important. Leadership now recognizes that meaningful connections through video are critical. At Hughes, we pioneered employee communication as a service with our Breakroom TV service. With Smart TV apps and cloud-based content management, the simplicity and universal accessibility is better than ever. Digital Transformation is no longer something to plan for; it is happening now. Organizations need trusted and experienced services providers like Hughes to help them navigate the pathways. Join us, and together we can do something great! Categories See All SD-WAN (58) Networking (31) Retail Technology (24) Managed Services (13) Managed Security (12) EMV (11) SASE (10) Conference (7) Edge Computing (7) Digital Media (6) WiFi Analytics (5) SCS (2) Popular Blogs HUG 2021 Digital Transformation Insights Jul 26, 2021 What to do When the Network is the Lifeline for a Franchise BusinessJul 28, 2021 5 Tips to Maintain Business as Usual During Hurricane SeasonAug 11, 2021 5 Digital Turning Points in RetailAug 16, 2021 Making a List. Checking it Twice. Five Tips to Prep Stores for the Holiday SeasonAug 23, 2021 Related Posts See All Is a More Hands-on Approach Better for Your Franchisee Networks—and Customers? October 12, 2021 Making a List. Checking it Twice. Five Tips to Prep Stores for the Holiday Season August 23, 2021 What to do When the Network is the Lifeline for a Franchise Business July 28, 2021 HUG 2021 Digital Transformation Insights Tim Tang, Director, Enterprise Solutions July 26, 2021 Three Retail Trends That Are Here to Stay Post-Covid Jeff Bradbury July 23, 2021 ENJOY THIS POST? 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.