Embracing the new breed of evolved technologies offers the opportunity to meet these conflicting demands by streamlining processes and improving efficiencies. Virtualisation, for example, can mean fewer servers, a reduction in data centre space, reduced power, reduced cost and energy consumption and ultimately a greener company policy with increased business value.
However, these bandwidth-heavy ways of working have increased the value of the network, as has the increase in data volume coming through corporate networks. We know that in order to truly harness all the benefits of virtualising workloads and applications, it is critical that a business grade demand is serviced by business grade connectivity.
This means upgrading to business grade broadband, EFM or high capacity Ethernet. It means a move to Hosted UC, connecting employees through a secure VPN and backing up business critical data in the Data Centre.