Virgin Media Business, Cisco and Innovate have revealed that in the cloud-centric world, new technologies such as SD-WAN are changing the game.
At a recent Virgin Media Business event held in conjunction with Cisco and ICT provider Innovate to launch new software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) capabilities, the changing business landscape was summed up by Amárach Research chair Gerard O’Neill.
“In a way, the technology agenda in businesses is being driven by HR, not by the CIO or CTO. And maybe that’s a good thing from a business perspective – happy workers are more productive workers – but you can see why it creates a headache for those managing security,” O’Neill said.
At the event, Innovate CEO Jim Hughes said that the overwhelming trend in the business IT market is a move to the hybrid cloud model. “But tactics are many and varied.”
The new SD-WAN capability deployed by Virgin and Innovate, using Cisco technology, effectively enables firms to move away from the complexity of sending data traffic over various network types.
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