Networking Improvements for 2018

New year, new me…or better yet, new year, better version of the same me. The way we can evolve personally and professionally is to thoroughly assess the things around us; do more of what works well, less of what doesn’t and have an open mind to embrace positive change that can facilitate growth.

When it comes to business improvements (networking especially), embracing where technology is headed is the best way to stay ahead of the competition and move in the right direction. The following are some examples of how networking is expected to change this year:

Networks will help fuel digital transformation rather than slow it down

More than ever, digital transformation is crucial to business success; in 2018, spending on the software, hardware and services that enable digital transformation will reach nearly $1.3 trillion, predicts analyst firm IDC. This figure “represents a 16.8 percent jump compared to the $1.1 trillion spent this year,” according to Datamation. Network architects will design for applications we haven’t even dreamed of yet, getting the technology out of the way of big, creative ideas that keep businesses competitive and delight customers.

Network engineers will (finally) be able to spend more time doing things other than fixing problems

Engineers can now automate the complete operational life cycle of network devices from configuration and provisioning to policy-based change management.

In the most basic sense, automation is providing rapid provisioning; what used to take weeks and months now takes seconds and minutes. Automation now allows for more complex network implementations including reactive network changes, zero downtime upgrades, and automatic threat response. This advanced level of automation in the network frees up network engineers’ time; that same person who used to manage 10 network devices can now manage 1,000 network devices.’ (JR Rivers, networkworld.com)

At NuEdge Communications, your business communication professional, we take it upon ourselves to continuously evolve our thinking, operations and offerings in order to ensure that our clients are receiving the best products and services, to effectively meet changing technological needs. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.


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