By Ed Fox, CTO
In the post COVID-19 environment, business leaders are quickly realizing the benefits of building more agile, efficient and adaptable operations that can thrive in a rapidly changing and unpredictable environment. Although digital transformation (DX) has been a hot topic for the past few years, the pandemic has made clear the DX benefits to be captured as businesses work to accommodate the needs of a largely remote workforce.
As a result, businesses are greatly accelerating their DX, specifically looking at increasing their overall connectivity – with one key solution being software-defined networking (SD-WAN). Faced with this unprecedented shift, businesses have found themselves ill-prepared and left scrambling to support a fully distributed and mobile employee base. The rapid impact of COVID-19 has strained their ability to provide the mobility, bandwidth and security they need to resume business as usual and address future network challenges.