2020 has been a monumental year in shifting the way businesses operate. With a complete change in day-to-day business operations, businesses who did not previously embrace cloud, mobility, and new digital technologies were forced to quickly adopt new strategies to survive. Concurrently, business agility has become almost synonymous with digital transformation—that is, the process of employing new technologies to modernise or even revolutionise how a company does business: because new methods of working and network infrastructure prove just as, if not more, efficient than traditional methods. In 2021 businesses will increase investment in digital initiatives to drive business agility, improve productivity, and increase revenue.
As the most comprehensive networking and security trend to hit the world of cyber security for enterprises in the last two decades, Security Access Service Edge (SASE) is primed to become an essential IT framework for bringing together networking and security for organizations looking for consistency, flexibility, and high performance. Unlike Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), SASE, which goes beyond simply software-defining the network perimeter, enables organizations to deliver uniform and ubiquitous security, networking, and business policies to every user, application, and device consistently via the cloud or on-premises.
If 2020 has proved anything, it is that work-from-home (WFH) is a trend that is here to stay. Businesses who have operated seamlessly, efficiently, and profitably using the transition to a WFH model with their employees realise that this way of doing business can be a permanent option. Large organizations like Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Twitter have already announced that they are now allowing employees to work from home for the long term or even permanently. In 2021, more companies will follow suit with the direction of allowing employees the option to work from home. This forced experiment has shown that productivity can be maintained or even increased, collaboration can continue or improve, and establishing and measuring metrics is possible with remote employees.
In 2021, many industries will be ideally situated to roll out the new wave of fifth generation (5G) mobile-network technology. With 5G technology comes several advances including peak speeds up to 10 Gbps combined with ultra-low latency connectivity and a new wave of opportunities around Smart Manufacturing, Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality (AR/ VR), IOT, Next-Gen Analytics, connected devices and gaming will appear. These new opportunities come with challenges around security, connectivity to existing infrastructure, and ensuring that SLAs are met which will be exacerbated by the increase in the number of connected devices, locations, and data sources.
We present to you “Top 10 Business Continuity Service Companies - 2021.”