The world appears to be changing at breakneck speed, and the pandemic has already accelerated the digital transformation.
FREMONT, CA : People have seen some of the most major networking technology upheavals in the last few years. But nothing compares to the rapidity with which the epidemic arrived, bringing with it unexpected consequences. Businesses rushed to stay connected with their employees as they went remote, virtually overnight.
But there was a silver lining to this catastrophe. The epidemic has expedited the digital transition expected to take place over the next few years. According to the survey, 45.1 percent of respondents are willing to invest in cloud-based communications, such as VoIP, video, and other collaborative services.
As a result, this year’s trends and evolutions will be driven by geographical independence, people-centricity, and increased connectedness (and beyond). The CIOs must keep up with the changes that will impact 2021 to stay connected, assure business continuity, and remain smart by investing in secured networks.
Hybrid Working Is Here to Stay
In reaction to the epidemic, a surge of remote working wiped out the conventional modes of working and ushered in remote working culture, also known as The New Normal.
On the other hand, companies have recognized the negative consequences of working solely from an office or home and have advocated for a hybrid work style. Employees are free to work from any location, including a coffee shop, coworking space, or any other work-friendly setting. This approach will ensure employee collaboration and good productivity.
Network Automation is Paramount
The importance of network automation has never been more vital. In the wake of the global epidemic, concerns about rising costs, scalability, and business agility have emerged.
Companies need a common touchpoint to administer conventional and cloud-native apps, given the expansion of remote work culture, IoT, cloud infrastructure usage, and increased online transactions. This is where network automation may help. Automation enables the organization to handle much more service requests while maintaining the same level of efficiency.
AI Will Drive Digital Transformation
AI is beneficial to both IT professionals and end-users. The lessons acquired through the pandemic’s impact are not overlooked.
Artificial intelligence will intelligently identify accurate, real-time traffic and detect any malicious actions. Businesses are now utilizing algorithms to monitor networks for unusual activity and heavy traffic, such as Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks.
AI will take this to the next level by gathering real-time data and preparing businesses for significant events and special occasions where high traffic is expected, such as Black Friday, the Olympics, and more.