Friday, July 23, 2021

BrandPost: A Secure SD-WAN is More than Just “Nice to Have”

The trend towards increasingly distributed organizations has only been possible due to the availability of business-critical, cloud-based applications and tools. But many cloud-based applications and services place a great deal of demand on legacy WAN infrastructures, especially as expectations for a high-quality user experience continue to increase. To meet these demands, many organizations—especially those with multiple remote offices—have begun switching from performance-inhibited wide-area networks (WANs) to software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) architectures.

Before the recent pandemic, many enterprises had already begun adopting SD-WAN to cloud-enable their businesses, close skill gaps in the IT organization, increase network agility, and improve visibility into networks and applications. But the need for reliable access to critical resources became even more pronounced over this past year to support organizations looking to quickly adopt a work-from-anywhere business strategy. Solutions like SD-WAN and ZTNA have played a critical role in lessening the impact of a global quarantine by ensuring business continuity, maintaining user productivity, and helping businesses thrive. The fact is if recent events had occurred even just a few years earlier, a lot of companies open for business today would have had to close operations permanently.

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Top economist develops UK subsidy auction to save troubled turtle dove

Oxford professor behind Britain’s record 3G sell-off creates system to protect vulnerable bird
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China Telecom: US blacklist was a blessing in disguise

Shanghai listing is well timed and sets the stage for other Chinese groups planning to return to the mainland
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The Future of Augmented and Virtual Reality

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) offer paths to experiences that, while not exactly “real,” access alternative and blended experiential domains that can enhance everyday life. The travel industry, spectator sports and, of course, digital gaming are arenas ripe with abundant opportunities on the cusp of genuinely universal accessibility. But leisure and entertainment applications are far from the only ways that AR and VR will become pervasive in our digitally dominated world. Here, I touch on three industrial applications of AR and VR being explored by digital leaders around the globe —where lives are being saved, manual tasks…

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Vodafone’s booming M-Pesa shines a light on valuable Africa fintechs

UK telecoms group plans to invest in mobile payments system but is weighing future options
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