Why businesses need to adapt their IT networks and focus on agility
Today, legacy business models are facing an uncertain period, driven by technologies that are disrupting traditional industries. In this new era, competitiveness depends on how well enterprises can react and respond to market requirements and ever-changing conditions. To maintain a competitive edge and advantage, it’s essential for businesses to embrace digital transformation, revamp their existing infrastructures and update their network service tools. In a hyper-competitive digital landscape, network commoditisation is no longer enough. To be an agile business, however, the entirety of your network must be agile. And this is where the vast majority of organisations are struggling. Network agility allows businesses to simplify operations, launch new services across multiple platforms and devices, gain key insights into the performance of mission-critical applications and deploy a consistent security policy. It also ensures businesses remain innovative and are able to keep pace with rapidly changing requirements and customer demands. Despite the widespread availability of automation technologies, network teams are facing challenges when it comes to adaptation. There is a misguided belief that applying automation is a simple, single-step process. In reality, it is a multifaceted progression to enact, but an essential element in the digital transformation process. At SCC, we understand the complexities of adapting your network for agility. The truth is that your business network has an essential role in your infrastructure and operations, acting as the core through which enterprises are able to implement and update IT technologies and capabilities. This is why we believe that your network shouldn’t be treated as a commodity. By adapting your network to become agile, while still reflecting the needs of your business, you can innovate and adjust to future requirements. For those businesses, yet to embrace an agile network model, now is the time to consider implementing a firm foundation to enable full-scale digital transformation.