Giving businesses a new speed and agilityBy Steve Coakley,
Agility has been defined as the ability to change position efficiently, and requires the integration of isolated skills using a combination of balance, coordination, speed, reflexes, strength, and endurance.
That is a definition from sports science that applies equally to modern business. CIOs understand that to stay competitive they need more choice, flexibility, agility, security and efficiency through transformation of their IT estate.
One of the things we do with our customers at BT is plan network roadmaps to try and future-proof their technologies. However, even amidst an array of new technologies, the vast majority of them will still want an MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) network at the heart of their organisation. And we believe that this is going to continue to be the case for years to come.
Just because it’s been around for a while doesn’t mean we should forget the qualities that made it the ideal platform for most organisations in the first place. Qualities such as reliability, security, flexibility, and the fact that every year it offers more bandwidth for less money, means that our customers can continue to get value out of a current technology whilst investigating the promise of new ones.
That said, there is one business challenge that all MPLS service providers have struggled to address – until now…
Traditional challenges of deploying a network include the time it takes to connect new locations – for some multi-site companies it’s just never fast enough. All network service providers face the same challenges when it comes to getting a new fixed connection into a customer premises. There are way leaves required, landlord approvals to be negotiated, dig costs to be borne.
The time lag to connect even basic services has become increasingly unacceptable for businesses that need the agility to turn on new sites quickly with a “pop-up” service. Classic examples include the retailer who wants to open a new outlet or branch offices; the construction firm that needs a site office to support a new project; the company with a green field site or a one-off requirement to push a new product at an exhibition or event.
Fast Turn Up gives you the business agility to compete
What if you had access to a solution that could be turned-up fast and connected your business locations straight on to your entire global network?
What if your business could more rapidly adapt to market and environmental changes in productive and cost-effective ways?