Network demands have changed
Hybrid working is here to stay. With a distributed workforce, the focus will be on facilitating collaboration while enabling high-quality remote access. But technology can be as much of a barrier to a successful remote working strategy as it is an enabler. As we become more cloud reliant and more diversified, an intelligent network backbone is more critical then ever.
Relying on public internet to manage your vital collaboration tools can bring challenges with speed and reliability, impacting team performance. Your cloud tools and applications are only ever as good as the network which delivers them, and so companies are increasingly turning to dedicated networks and prioritised traffic to ensure smooth performance.
With an office reduced to 60% capacity, organisations could see a 50%+ increase in bandwidth requirements due to the increased reliance on video, mostly due to the fact that the majority of meetings once 100% in person now include some remote staff.
An increase in employees sitting outside the company network will bring increased security challenges for any organisation, but recent years have seen an exponential increase in phishing attempts and security attacks. As keeping employees and company data secure has never been a higher priority, does your network provide a robust enough security suite that you can trust?
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Video traffic is here to stay, but it can have a significant impact on your overall network traffic. Even as people return to the office, many meetings will still feature a virtual element and this requires a network with capacity to support it.
For each of your office locations, our interactive calculator can show the total traffic and peak bandwidth requirements purely for video traffic. Is your network ready?
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