Networks as strong as steel are required for companies

Posted by Kimberley Drobny, Vice President, Marketing

July 21, 2015; 4:00 PM

Downtime, due to businesses' increasing reliance on digital technology, is becoming a problem for all industries. While in the past the only way that work could be shut down would be a complete power outage, current conditions and standards of communication mean that everyone, everywhere has to be ready to go at all times. The upshot of all of this is that your company's networks need to be resilient. Can your network withstand an outage or other problems may be unleashed on it by the universe, or will it require more care to keep up? unnamed_1


Avoiding the single point of failure
According to No Jitter, a problem that many organizations deal with is the single point of failure. This refers to any single element that can bring an entire network down. If a central server of a company gets fried and all computers move through in a hub-and-spoke configuration, that network won't get anything else done. At the same time, it is important to be cost-effective when patching these vulnerabilities. It is easy to get caught up in all of the ways that a group might potentially protect against disasters that may never happen, instead of zeroing in on what ways are the most likely to cause a company to suffer.

All industries protect networks
According to Financial Express, an example sector that many companies can learn from is the banking industry. Thanks to our increasingly wired world, bankers and those in financial institutions have had to learn how to create networks that will always give their customers the money they need. Investing in backup power sources and redundant server technology for most companies is a good idea, but for banks it is absolutely essential in order to avoid legal fees and other problems that could damage their ability to do business.

When you take the step to move your organization to a digital phone solution, you are creating a powerful system that can help the company thrive. However, it is vital that the group's network is strong and resilient enough to handle the stress of having all voice traffic directed through it. Nothing is more important than making sure that calls can go in and out - otherwise, how could people at the company even know that they were having an emergency? Investing in a stable framework now will save you a lot of trouble over time.

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Topics: product development, mobility