CISCO NETWORKING PLATFORM
WHY IT’S TIME TO RECONSIDER THE NETWORK
IN LIGHT OF THE UNPRECEDENTED RECENT CHANGES ACROSS ALL AREAS OF LIFE, THE TITLE ABOVE COULD HAVE WELL READ “WHY IT’S TIME TO RECONSIDER EVERYTHING”. HOWEVER, AS A FOUNDATIONAL ASPECT OF BUSINESS TODAY, WE’VE IDENTIFIED NETWORKING PLATFORMS AS ONE OF THE KEYS TO MODERN WORKING – AND WE WANT TO SHOW YOU HOW REDEFINING YOUR APPROACH IN THIS PARTICULAR AREA CAN HELP YOU AMPLIFY YOUR OUTCOMES.
As businesses everywhere adopt and adapt to new ways of working, new challenges have inevitably surfaced. Whether it’s managing employees’ bandwidth, security requirements or mobility needs, the rapid pace of change today means these challenges will only continue to evolve. Implementing a modern IT infrastructure that’s able to support always-connected mobility, data-hungry applications and employees’ own devices is vital. And the way forward lies in adopting a scalable solution that can grow as the demands and pressures on the network increase – which is why Softcat has partnered with Cisco Meraki, the leading cloud managed networking platform.
TRANSITIONING TO THE HYBRID WORKPLACE
It’s clear that the future of work will be enabled by a hybrid workplace. While some organisations will continue to support staff working from home full time, and some will bring everyone back in the office, the majority will likely adopt a workstyle that blends the two approaches. This mix of office-based and remote working could see employees working at home, in satellite hubs, or other places where they can meet in small numbers. However it pans out, the certainty is that every organisation will need to support an office-like, secure experience wherever their people are.
OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES
The key to business success today – and tomorrow – is supporting the all-important user experience. Employees need to be able to work how they want, where they want, and on whichever devices they feel most comfortable. Therefore, it’s crucial to address the challenges presented by enabling this level of flexibility. Not only is there a demand to reduce the cost and complexity of controller appliances and overlay management software, there’s also the need to adhere to rapidly changing social distancing guidelines and optimise physical spaces in offices and customer-facing retail spaces. There’s a lot to take onboard. That’s why, at Softcat, our aim is to help you turn down the noise and tune into the future of your business – and we can help you simplify today’s workplace with the Cisco Meraki networking platform.