Even though you can get a large amount of synergy within specific regions, business areas and connectivity types, no two networks are exactly the same. And this is even more apparent when it comes to moving between different industries.
After coming together at New York in June, the WAN community found a lot to discuss. We caught up with Michael Martin, Networking and Security Architect at McKinsey & Company, to hear about the specifics of designing networks for the consulting industry and how technology and business need to come together.
The huge shift in enterprise networking over the past two years focused on the fact that, in many cases, COVID lockdowns evicted entire workforces out of their offices and into their living rooms. But the work of some companies was too important to make remote. Most of these were in healthcare, policing, and other emergency services, but there are plenty more ‘key workers’ who had no choice but to stay in position.
Over two years into the pandemic, Covid and how network managers have been responding to it still dominates discussion – and as the world starts to emerge into a living-with-Covid setting, this is more vital than ever. So it’s no surprise that when network managers get together, they want to talk about it. This is why the WAN Summit, the vendor-neutral platform for network managers and solution providers, asked an audience of WAN professionals what they thought in a live poll in London.
In the lead-up to last year's WAN Summit Underlay online event, the CRO of Advantage, Steve Rome, joined the WAN Summit Conversations to discuss the real state of digital transformation plans, the resilience of internet connectivity over the past two years, the main challenges enterprises face when managing their underlay, the future of MPLS, and much more.