Businesses must be flexible to meet the demands of customers, streamline processes, and pivot to evolving business needs. Just as enterprise networks have evolved to handle and virtualize the wider distribution of data, applications, and users, the evolution of wide-area networks (WANs) takes the network edge to the next level.
According to Forbes, remote workforces offer an abundance of positives, including increased productivity, stronger performances from team members, greater employee retention rates, and lower costs. Unfortunately, this revolutionary transition hasn’t been so cut-and-dry for all industries. To name just a few, enterprises within the retail, manufacturing, and professional services industries have faced significant obstacles in their digital transformation journey.
In this blog, we expand on the common pain points for these mentioned industries and identify how Aruba Networks’ EdgeConnect Microbranch serves as a viable solution.
We’ve written plenty on how the professional world has changed since COVID-19. All industries experienced one significant change or another, and it can be argued that the IT sector was affected more than any other due to the many industries it supports. The IT landscape has witnessed vast shifts in workplace environments, devices, technology needs, and application hosting. This massive amount of change in a short period of time has made it challenging for IT personnel and organizations to stay up to date on evolving technology needs and issues.
The landscape of today’s modern offices look nothing like they used to. Gone are the days of employees working from a single location on a single computer, accessing a single operating system – now they frequently switch between devices, mobility is king, and applications are just as likely to be Windows-based as not.
Campus network expansion and increased demand for mobility have generated the need for a simple, effective LAN deployment and management solution. Users demand the same network experience both on and offsite and across all devices. So far, network architectures have been largely unable to meet this goal. The current IEEE 802.1BR standard simplifies switch deployment, maintenance, and management. However, this design fails to incorporate some features that are critical for a uniform experience. Aruba has addressed these issues and created a comprehensive network solution. The Aruba Mobile First campus architecture provides a streamlined infrastructure and management platform that solves the modern network challenges.