If the past year has taught us anything, it’s been a lesson about the value of adaptability. We all now know, in order to run a successful business, you’ve got to have a workplace and a staff that are ready for anything. This means they need an IT infrastructure that always caters to their needs, no matter where they are or how they work. Largely, this is a matter of network optimization – if people have strong networking tools that keep them connected at all times, everything else will naturally flow from there.
This is why, at Zones, we are so actively working to deploy Cisco’s Business Resiliency Solutions for our clients. Cisco’s products help organizations everywhere to adapt to the changing times. Whether it’s an increase in employees working remotely, or a large-scale change to what devices people are using, Cisco helps companies to have nimble, adaptable networks that will adjust as necessary. Now is a time for reimagining the workplace as we know it – and Cisco is right at the forefront of that.
When deployed right, business resiliency solutions can offer a wide range of benefits. For starters, they can help your business to have a secure remote workforce. People can work productively from anywhere, and they won’t have to worry about being sidetracked by IT disruptions. On top of that, Cisco solutions include flexible remote access offerings, and they make it easier to optimize the worker experience for performance, cost, and security.
It’s worth taking a moment to consider the many use cases where these solutions can make a difference. Here’s a look at four industries in particular where they truly shine:
- Manufacturing, oil, gas, and utilities: For companies in these sectors, business resiliency solutions can help IT gain the insights and visibility they need. If there’s ever an issue with their physical infrastructure, they can quickly identify it and address it, and there won’t be any disruption to business continuity.
- Healthcare: These are difficult times when it comes to patient care, but Cisco technology can help. Whether it’s establishing temporary hospitals and clinics in drive-through locations, or quickly upskilling new remote workers, these solutions can help healthcare organizations to adapt when they need it most.
- Financial services: The finance sector is enduring hard times like everyone else, but fortunately they can adapt too. With the right technology, they can bring the full expertise of the bank to every branch virtually, using high-definition video consultations. They can make sure connectivity and collaboration are as strong as ever, even when people are remote.
- Retail: As more shoppers turn to online-only transactions, technology can help sellers adapt. They can shift to a new model in which multi-channel engagement and shopping are virtual, and order fulfillment is a smooth and seamless process. Cisco can make this possible.
These are challenging times for businesses in all of the above sectors, but Cisco and Zones have the potential to make them a little easier. Cisco’s solutions for business resiliency are designed to meet the challenges of the modern era, and Zones services make it easier to get up and running efficiently. To take the first step in your journey with Cisco, all you need to do is connect with your Zones Account Manager, and we’ll start you on your way.