Upgrades and changes to technology are a constant factor that all businesses must contend with, however, many businesses are apprehensive to invest in technology due to cost. For companies to compete in the modern marketplace, their technology must be able to match their ambition, their imagination and their business needs.
Technology, however, can become obsolete overnight. Being able to adapt a business model effectively has always been an objective of businesses in order to remain competitive, but in the modern age, it’s a necessity. For most organisations, the difficult factor to weigh up in the current setting is balancing the cost of digital infrastructure against the risk of obsolescence.
So, what’s the solution?
‘Future proof’ your business
By investing in digital infrastructure, your technology will be a lot easier to upgrade, meaning that your company will be able to keep future costs down. An increasing number of digital communication and service-based organisations are upgrading their current systems to become more flexible and adaptable.
We all have to move with the times and adapt to changes in the world and market, but for the first time in human history, technology is displaying the capability that it can quickly adapt alongside us.
Investing in Networking Infrastructure
One of the ways that communication and service providing companies are preparing themselves for the future is by specifically upgrading their network infrastructure. Changing from switches and routers to new cloud technologies like Smartoptics’ optical connectivity is allowing for an easy future upgrade on connection speed ability.
Telecommunications industry leader POST-Luxembourg was recently elected to become ‘future proof’, as stated by the company’s director who explained that one of their goals is “…meeting tomorrow’s connectivity needs.”
As a growing number of businesses migrate to the cloud, the need for advanced networking infrastructure will continue to grow.
Simpler Upgrades and Long-Term Benefits
Open line systems have undoubtedly revolutionised network connectivity. Before the implementation of such technology, firms would have to completely replace their switches and routers if they wished to upgrade the speed of their connectivity. However, an open line system allows you to upgrade your rate of connectivity by simply replacing the receiver instead of the whole system.
This quick and easy method for upgrading your connectivity speed will optimise business performance, making workers more efficient and effective while removing the concern of long-term ROI. As discussed in a previous article, it also reduces server downtime, which is estimated to cost businesses an average of $300,000 an hour as well as reducing productivity and damaging brand image.
Benefits of an Easy-to-Upgrade System
The key benefits of new a system like Smartoptics is its lightning-fast speed and high bandwidths. Companies utilising this technology will have the ability to develop systems that can support up to 400G. That’s four times the current limit of 100G bandwidth connections. This will greatly assist an organisation’s stakeholders; giving them industry-leading connectivity.
When connection speeds eventually begin to eclipse the current speed, the transition for an organisation’s POST Luxembourg will not be as costly investment, thanks to their premeditated decision to futureproof their organisation.
For businesses of all sizes, the adoption of open line systems and world leading networks such as 400G connectivity, should change the way organisations view their digital investments. In the today’s climate, an organisation’s decision to purchase its digital infrastructure should be seen as an investment, not a liability.
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