We consulted key decision makers from over 400 large enterprises (5,000 employees or more) between December 2020 and January 2021, to find out how they’re adapting their LAN for the challenges of the pandemic and post-pandemic era.
Key findings from our research:
What’s driving businesses to upgrade their LAN?
Our recommendations for LAN
- Performance will be critical: to getting employees back into the office in the post-pandemic era.
- Merging LAN and WAN: will provide opportunities for cost saving and improved capabilities.
- More automation: is vital to support rapidly changing business requirements and security threats.
- Working with a partner: to manage your LAN will lead to faster delivery of more progressive capabilities.
The need to outsource
Organisations have had to adapt incredibly rapidly to new ways of working, but they frequently lack the skills and experience.
What organisations are looking for in a partner
The pandemic has altered how IT organisations view their LAN and their requirements — both now and in the future. In these changed circumstances, the solution is to look to partners with the right experience to deliver the right solutions quickly.