In my previous blog I set out how smartphones and tablets – and more generally mobility – are changing the networking landscape. Let me now discuss with you the steps that need to be taken in order to make your network “BYOD proofed”.
There are three key things that actually matter and you must consider:
You should not be looking at changing everything – for instance everything going wireless, but you have to think about an architecture simplifying your network, making it secure and driving the costs down. In other words;
Fundamentally this requires a new network approach where wireless is the primary access method and where there are fewer wires to manage in the wire line network.
There are four steps to get you there:
In summary, it is the time to stop adding layers of complexity to outdated networks. Taking the path of rethinking and challenging your network by applying these four key steps will help you to become a true productivity enabler, giving your users device freedom and increasing their overall satisfaction, while ensuring network performance along with the control, economics, and simplification IT departments need. Doesn’t it sound like a very compelling approach and an unique opportunity for you to become a key contributor to your company future success?
So the question you have to ask yourself is not about embracing or not these changes, I think the answer here is obvious. It is rather about how quick you can execute them and how long it will take you to make your network supporting this ever increasing pressure and demand. The clock is against you, and if you did not start yet to consider this inescapable rethinking, believe me, you should do it without further delay.
It is the time to build networks for a mobile workforce!