Benefits of SD-WAN for Small Businesses During Covid
Benefits of SD-WAN
The benefits of SD-WAN have never been more apparent during these uncertain times. Digital transformation is now more vital than ever for business agility.
SD-WAN, or Software Defined WAN, is the next generation of WAN technology. However, price tags also evolve with technology, to levels that are out of reach for many small businesses. The alluring benefits appeal to the resource rich. But often, the smaller businesses with perhaps one or two sites and fewer employees, they soldier on with mediocracy.
SD-WAN, however, levels the playing field. In addition to providing businesses of all sizes with enterprise-level functionality, SD-WAN can reduce costs. The benefits of SD-WAN also include greater forecasting ability, simplified administration and tighter security.
All of this sounds great, but at times like this, when the economy is tightening up, most businesses are reluctant to invest. That’s understandable. However, we at Timico, take a different view. Our aim is to enable connected, productive and secure modern workforces. We enable businesses to disrupt the market through leveraging opportunities to digitally transform.
How? Because our approach is not technology focused. We are a solution focused company.
What does this mean to you and what does it have to do with SD-WAN? The answer is quite simple. We partner with the very best technology brands on the market. This means we can listen to our customers’ needs and pull in the right solutions to meet the requirement. There’s a big difference between finding the right blend of technology to solve a problem than replacing a problem with hardware. We are enablers. We enable digital transformation to create agile businesses. It’s why many of our customers have been with us for so long, and it’s why some of our customers not only survived Covid but thrived.
Right now, businesses are tightening belts. Employees are working from home. We know that many companies do not have the technology in place to enable remote working and maintain security. We also know that many businesses aren’t seeing the benefits of SD-WAN as cost saving, risk reduction, or even as a step towards an agile working environment.
If you’re a business owner, or IT Manager, ask yourself these questions. Does your Network Administrator have to go into the office to run security updates? Or perhaps they have to VPN into each location to log onto an old firewall. Does your security expert know how many people are on the network right now? Maybe they do, maybe they don’t. Maybe they can find out if you give them an hour or two.
Ask him or her, what type of traffic is using the most bandwidth within your organisation? What if you could prioritise that traffic? Imagine how much more efficient your workforce would be? Imagine if your Security Administrator could log into a single online dashboard and answer these questions within ten-minutes. In short, what if you could enable business agility, remote working, and improve employee efficiency without compromising security? Additionally, what if you could do all of that without hitting those out of reach price tags?
As mentioned previously, Timico’s approach is one of the key reasons for our success. We enable businesses to be agile, and we want to see them make it through Covid-19. We understand that businesses are struggling right now. By the same token, we know that businesses need to make the right decisions for the long term. In fact, enabling digital transformation will improve a business’ agility. The benefits of SD-WAN will push your business towards digital transformation, and a connected, productive and secure modern workforce will carry your business further.
To summarise, ask yourself if your business is agile. Ask yourself if your data is secure with so many remote workers. Question your organisation’s digital transformation to date. If you need to talk through how the benefits of SD-WAN can help your business, then get in touch.
We deliver Connectivity, UC&C, Cloud & Hosting, Security and IT Managed Service Solutions to our customers, through Service Operations based in Newark, Winnersh, Telford and London.