Your network is the backbone of your IT infrastructure and plays a critical role in your daily business operations. When COVID-19 forced many organizations to shut their physical offices and move to remote work, having a well-designed and flexible network capable of responding to your evolving business needs became even more critical.
Over a year ago, COVID-19 shuttered workplaces worldwide, dispersing teams as employees traded cubicles and open plan offices for kitchen tables and spare rooms. With vaccination efforts well underway, many businesses are slowly bringing workers back on-site. However, without the right tools, this phased return can make it difficult for on-site and remote workers to communicate and collaborate effectively.
These days, a lot of infrastructure and security products claim to use AI. However, behind the curtain, what most products call “AI” (artificial intelligence) is actually machine learning or deep learning. Both machine learning and deep learning are incredibly powerful tools, capable of filtering through an enormous amount of information in incredibly short periods of time. This is critical for quickly and accurately detecting and responding to anomalies within a given environment.
For many organizations, 2020 brought with it a sudden shift regarding how daily business operations are conducted. COVID-19 forced many organizations to pivot, pushing workers out of their workplaces and into their homes. This sudden shift made the ability to leverage technology effectively critical for continuing operations.
To help ensure digital assets remain safe and accessible, even if your primary data center is compromised, all organizations should have a robust, flexible, and up-to-date disaster recovery plan in place. This living document should be updated regularly, and all key personnel should know what their responsibilities are, who is responsible for what, what assets are most critical, and what the overall recovery plan is.