Whitepaper · 23 Apr 2021

How the pandemic is creating a LAN puzzle

Organisations need to transform their LAN as they move to new ways of working. New research reveals the changes they’re exploring to solve the puzzle.

Local Area Networks (LANs) have a crucial role to play in the future of work.

Organisations are now establishing how they’re going to work and operate for the medium- to long-term and are looking closely at what they need from their LAN – and from their LAN suppliers.

In partnership with Cisco we commissioned exclusive independent research into the changing demands on the LAN infrastructure during the pandemic, taking a snapshot of the market’s drivers, challenges and maturity during December 2020 and January 2021.

It revealed a quiet revolution. Office LAN infrastructure needs to support better collaboration with remote workers and must offer an experience that rivals that of those at home. And homeworkers need LAN support too, to improve performance and reliability, now homeworking is becoming more permanent for many.

This is at a time where many organisations are already implementing changes in their LAN to deliver greater automation and integrate new technology such as 5G. We’re seeing organisations increasingly looking at a managed service to help solve these challenges, and to do so securely.

Download the research for valuable insights to help you develop your LAN strategy.