Eastern Communications introduces how to create an Intelligent Office
Discussing the latest IT trends and updates at the recent industry-based forum called “Cutting Edge” held in Manila and Bridgetowne, Eastern Communications in partnership with tech experts Trend Micro Philippines, Cisco Philippines, and Rhipe Philipines identified the four critical ingredients of an Intelligent Office and shared how companies can transform their workplace into an Intelligent one. Robust and Resilient Connectivity Solutions – Connectivity is key to an intelligent office. For businesses that have a lot of bandwidth needs, companies can adopt Managed Software-Defined Networking in a Wide Area Network or SD-WAN or Managed WiFi Mesh. Managed SD-WAN enables enterprises to dynamically route traffic across a hybrid WAN. Perfect for multi-site and multi-branch businesses, Hybrid WANs allow for improved routing of bandwidth and the optimization of network transport services. It also results in better network visibility and control, security, and improved network planning and operations as companies can control the entire network through a single interface. Managed WiFi Mesh, on the other hand, is a technology that works by spreading a network connection among several or wireless mesh ‘nodes’ that share the network connection across a large area. It basically eliminates dead spots, sending every corner of a particular space a network connection. Without the hassle of cabling and setting it up, WiFi Mesh provides rich interconnection beyond concrete walls and multi-stories and maximum signal power with Mesh Technology. Redundant systems and infrastructure – Having redundant systems and infrastructure helps ensure business continuity. Companies with multiple branches and offices can definitely benefit from this, such as banking and finance, manufacturing, transport and distribution, ICT and business process outsourcing companies. Through a data center solution, large companies can store, manage, or disseminate confidential and crucial data which they can recover in times of disasters such as earthquakes. Business-grade Productivity and Collaboration Software – Cloud computing can help companies attain work agility as it can provide their workforce with freedom to access their office IT anytime, anywhere, and any device with minimal maintenance cost. Among the cloud services companies can look at are Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, one of the most well-known on-demand scalable cloud computing services, and Microsoft 365. Azure is a comprehensive set of cloud services that developers and IT professionals use to build, deploy, and manage applications through Microsoft’s global network of datacenters. Azure offers the ability to instantly provision computing resources on demand. Compared to the task of planning and building an on-site data center, along with the requisite hardware upgrades, maintenance costs, server cooling requirements, electricity costs, and use of floorspace—particularly for offices with associated real estate costs— using Azure can lead to significant savings for a company.
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