Today’s networks are massive, with the need to extend more information to more locations within an organization every day. The technology of these networks is intricate as well, with the Internet expanding capabilities that require even more resource to make it reliable, and security to keep it safe.
The impact of the cloud is placing even more demands on IT to keep up with speed, reliability and so on as more and more applications become available. In this article, we’ll talk about the impact of the cloud on today’s organization, and how Cisco Meraki fulfills the needs of cloud-managed IT solutions.
Today’s User: Always On
In most organizations, employees find themselves perpetually connected. Our devices are always on, with multiple apps open at the same time; and when we lose power, we basically become powerless (pardon the pun). We’ve become more dependent than ever on our connectivity.
This puts a ton of pressure on IT teams, because the expectations of users are far beyond “connectivity” and more in line with fast, consistent and reliable, 24-7. That’s why it’s so important to select the most effective solution to keep the business moving forward. Some of the expectations surrounding connectivity from today’s users include:
- Easy to Manage
- Maximum Up-Time
Importance of Scalability
The pace at which technology is changing is closely matched with the pace at which supply chain (and consumer) demands are evolving. We expect instant response, service, delivery and all at the lowest cost possible. These requirements are forcing organizations to re-think workflows, resource, operations and the customer experience as a whole. The flexibility modern organizations require means that their business, including the system network, must be scalable in order to meet these changing needs.
This puts a large burden on IT resources, simply due to the complexity of maintaining and keeping secure these multi-vendor solutions that make up the company network. These layers of components include:
Why Meraki Cloud-Managed IT Excels
Meraki products are designed to accommodate the needs of a modern organization, and work together to seamlessly integrate all the necessary components to provide a scalable network solution. This includes video surveillance, mobility, VoIP, wireless AP’s and more.
Ease of use comes into play through the Meraki Dashboard, which is a browser-based application that is user-friendly and scalable for any size network. This type of solution simplifies the user experience and keeps costs low.
The main objective is to provide affordable, reliable, solutions that bring a variety of different systems together to simplify processes, improve worker productivity and reduce overall costs. In order to take advantage of all that Cisco Meraki has to offer, all you need is an internet connection and a browser – even on a mobile device.
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