Managed network services cover corporate network functionalities and applications SMEs can outsource. These services are operated, monitored, and maintained by MSPs, such as IT resellers or system integrators. Among the many options offered by managed networks, we find basic access and network transport services like traditional Wide Area Networks (WANs) and Local Area Networks (LAN), as well as state-of-the-art solutions, such as software-defined wide and local area networks (SD-WANs and SD-LANs). (more…)
One of the consequences of the new digital economy is the increase in the complexity of business network infrastructures during the last decade, both for large companies and SMEs. In response to this new situation, companies have been adopting software-defined networks (SDN) as the hegemonic model of network architecture. This phenomenon, together with the rise of cloud computing has resulted in what is known as SDN cloud networking.
Deploying network infrastructure for a business can be a complicated task due to the degree of complexity of this type of services – to say nothing of configuring and starting up the network.
However, there are a number of ways to simplify and streamline the process through things like centralized management and automatic network configuration, scheduling repetitive tasks, receiving technical assistance to deal with complex problems, etc.
Resellers or system integrators, who normally carry out the work in the field (i.e., installing technological solutions at end customer sites), are also in charge of configuring the equipment, and subsequently of tasks like technical assistance, maintenance, etc.
There is no getting away from the fact that the health crisis brought by Covid-19 and the forced confinement of the majority of the world’s population has allowed teleworking to become a new way in which to engage with employers.
In recent years, SMEs have undertaken the costly process of digital transformation with a great deal of effort and without the muscle of large corporations. And in a market profoundly marked by technological disruption, they must now also face the ultimate test: the COVID-19 pandemic.
The confinement of most of the population due to the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that, from one day to the next, teleworking has gone from being a utopia only within reach of a “privileged” few to reality for millions of workers worldwide.