Connectivity equals productivity: The manufacturing industry has one the of the greatest opportunities to adopt new technologies that will help increase competitiveness, improve efficiencies and impact the bottom line. As manufacturers embark on their journey through digital transformation one priority remains at the top – Connectivity. The smart factory of the future needs consistent and reliable cloud access to various mission-critical applications and services that keep the production line optimized and performing 24/7. The remote nature of most manufacturing plants makes traditional MPLS services expensive and unreliable. SD-WAN offers reassurance and performance features to keep your smart factory running at all times. Here are 3 Key SD-WAN Benefits for manufacturers to consider.
Understanding the Broadband Risks
Businesses who rely on cloud-based solutions are recognizing that legacy WAN networks built with MPLS connections are ill suited for cloud access. Broadband connectivity is a faster and more affordable alternative that provides direct cloud access, but these links weren’t designed for business-critical applications. SD-WAN offers greater agility for cloud access but for cautious CIOs the central question is, “can I really trust broadband for business cloud applications?”
Cloud productivity requires more than just speed, so you can’t simply rely on raw broadband. That’s why we build intelligent networks that recognize broadband impurities and manage your connections to deliver the optimal cloud experience. The solutions is called “pure bandwidth aggregation” and it’s powered by VINO.
Competition in business can be fierce, but small and medium-sized businesses have one big advantage. They can react quickly to changing market opportunities. Cloud technology can make your business even more nimble. The cloud provides businesses productivity and collaboration tools that let SMBs challenge their largest competitors. With the latest software and apps, employees can work virtually and share information easily. All elements of the business benefit, from product development to customer service. To be competitive, you’ll need a fast, secure, and reliable network. It must accelerate cloud productivity. And it needs to do this without breaking your budget.
Perfecting Cloud Failover Through SD-WAN. Business leaders who demand high-productivity should make cloud availability a top priority. The last-mile connection is the weakest link in the cloud connectivity chain, but all failover solutions are not created equal. Here’s a look at five key features that will protect you against lost cloud productivity.
95% of shoppers pick tech-based help over in-store sales staff. Welcome to the age of the digital DIY shopper. The survey, recently unveiled by the folks at HRC Retail Advisory, suggests more shoppers are seeking help from technology – namely smartphones and social media – instead of salespeople when hunting for the perfect product in a store. Read the full blog for more insights on the impact of Retail Store Network outages and SD-WAN failover solutions to avoid them.
The Make or Break Role of SDN: according to recent research by McKinsey & Co., “The majority of [market or industry] incumbents do not respond” adequately to digital threats “and ultimately fail.” Here in Part Two, we summarize McKinsey’s tips for attaining digital success – and explain the make-or-break role Software Defined Networks (SDN) play in transforming your entire business model with digital technology.
Digital strategy is the most important game – a survival game, really – of every business’s life right now. And it’s playing out at breakneck speed in every single industry. Yet, shockingly, most companies are losing that game. According to a recent McKinsey study, only eight per cent of companies believe their existing business model will still be economically viable if their industry keeps digitizing at its current rate. That means 92 per cent fear their business isn’t going digital fast enough – and could fail as a result.
It’s no secret the way consumers shop has dramatically changed within the last 5 years and is going to continue to evolve with the rise of new technologies. Software Defined Networks, or SD-WAN, is a powerful technology for retailers looking to elevate their in-store shopping experiences while also saving on operational costs. This blog discusses three emerging retail technology trends and how VINO SD-WAN powered by TELoIP is enabling the store of the future.
Your investment in a cloud communications solution that improves employee collaboration and customer service makes sense, but only if it works! Before you go and start pointing fingers at your new hosted PBX solution, consider that 80% of Cloud Communications issues can be directly attributed to common problems with underlying network conditions. Read more to learn how VINO solutions automatically solve all three issues.