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Strategies to Develop Resilient Business Connectivity in the Digital Era

By Nikhil Sonawane - December 14, 2022 4 Mins Read


Resilient business connectivity is a significant factor that influences the success of modern enterprises. In a post-pandemic world, many organizations have stopped reacting and have started asking their own question – “What’s Next?”

Modern enterprises today need to handle data and communications in real-time to improve the accuracy, efficiency, and productivity of their business. Industry veterans are making the most out of fiber optics capabilities to revolutionize the way enterprises handle data and communication.

It is one of the most effective ways because it offers much better benefits than the traditional approaches. Integrating fiber optic connections enables businesses to have faster, safer, and more reliable business connectivity that enterprises require to accomplish their business goals.

Enterprises have two main choices for their connectivity needs- MPLS and SD-WAN – so they will need to look at their current and future connectivity requirements in order to accurately gauge where to go next.

Evolving trends in business connectivity

Business leaders are exploring opportunities to strengthen their connectivity tech stack to ingrain resilience in their business operations. So if businesses want to switch, when should they? Unfortunately, many large businesses upgrade their infrastructure after seeing how costly or complex it is to manage internally.

By planning for a potential switch to SD-WAN now, enterprises can get in front of problems or issues – before the next big surprise catches them off guard. Several emerging market trends should encourage enterprises to shift from internally managed (MPLS) networking to software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN).

Following are a few of these trends that business leaders should consider while making their decisions:

  • Global connectivity becoming one singular experience
  • Centralized edge computing – shifting both activity and security decision-making
  • Increasing security options for enterprises in the cloud
  • Faster and more agile connectivity tech and solutions
  • Ever-increasing global availability of internet services

Business leaders can consider these trends to have a strategic action plan to strengthen the business connectivity.

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Factors to consider while upgrading the business connectivity strategies:

  • Optimize the expenditure

One of the crucial aspects to consider while developing or upgrading the business connectivity is the expense included in increasing the enterprise bandwidth. Business leaders should try to find out ways that help them to reduce WAN expenditure and improve the bandwidth.

It is essential to look for and implement solutions that are cost-effective and ensures business connectivity all the time. Businesses should implement zero-touch provisioning for new locations and network services to save money and time.

The best software-defined wide area network routers are configured and managed to leverage zero-touch provisioning (ZTP), which enables enterprises to minimize the devices and operational expenditure.

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  • Ensure fewer risks

As the current threat landscape has evolved tremendously, and cyber-attacks have become more sophisticated. Traditional wide-area networks have become obsolete and can expose the business network to various threats and vulnerabilities.

Business leaders should consider integrating business connectivity tools that help them to deploy a zero-trust security model to maintain the security of the entire network. Integrating this approach will help every component to validate each other before they are allowed onto the business network.

Moreover, it should be essential for every packet that is utilized on the network should be encrypted by leveraging Transport Layer Security (SSL) and IP Security (IPsec) technologies. While developing a resilient well-connected business network, it is crucial for businesses to have a multi-layer security approach to increase resiliency.

A resilient business network should have tools implemented that enable enterprises to ensure real-time communication and data transfer throughout their organization without compromising on security.

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Nikhil Sonawane

Nikhil Sonawane is a Tech Journalist with OnDot Media. He has 4+ years of technical expertise in drafting content strategies for Blockchain, Supply Chain Management, Artificial Intelligence, and IoT. His Commitment to ongoing learning and improvement helps him to deliver thought-provoking insights and analysis on complex technologies and tools that are revolutionizing modern enterprises. He brings his eye for editorial detail and keen sense of language skills to every article he writes. If he is not working, he will be found on treks, walking in forests, or swimming in the ocean.

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