When it comes to onboarding new locations, one of the greatest challenges facing large multi-site organisations is the lead time to get new sites connected to the corporate network. This could be adding from new branches to a retail network, bringing a new acquisition and its operating locations into your WAN, or setting up a temporary site if you’re a construction, project services or retail organisation. Exactly the same challenge exists for divestments, where decommissioning sites quickly and efficiently to avoid unnecessary costs is vitally important.
The recent need, driven by the pandemic, for mass homeworking, with Zoom, Teams and many other new apps rapidly coming into play has created a huge spike in bandwidth demand and user demand for high quality communications. And the situation isn’t likely to change – many firms are predicting a long-term shift to more homeworking that ever before envisaged.