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Quick service restaurants, small retail and convenience stores, gas stations, mobile sites, and even specific IoT applications such as kiosks, ATMs, digital signage, and vending machines are connecting to the internet for business operations and value-added services.
Smaller retail stores are adopting omni-channel strategies to offer better shopping experiences through mobile connectivity to shoppers at the stores. Newer kiosks and digital signage solutions have started to provide additional services such as internet access and blood pressure monitoring.
One example is a New-York-based firm turning every phone booth next to a bus stop into a digital signage terminal that provides free Wi-Fi.
SD-WAN is transforming enterprise networks with affordable network infrastructure by offering low-cost, reliable network connectivity, while dramatically reducing operational expenses.
An SD-WAN-based network infrastructure uses simple plug-and-play devices at the branch locations that use multiple, inexpensive broadband connections to offer reliable connectivity, centralized management, and cloud-deployed network services for simple and cost-effective management and service deployment.
However, until now most of the SD-WAN solutions have been addressing the replacement of expensive MPLS connectivity that is typically used to connect larger branch locations to the enterprise data centers.
This focus on supporting large branches has resulted in additional complexity and cost of SD-WAN solutions.
This complexity is further compounded by the inability to offer cost-effective solutions for connecting large numbers of smaller sites.
SD-WAN is a great fit for such applications.
Small remote sites with a limited number of users and applications require SD-WAN solutions that are simple and highly affordable, and address not only the connectivity and management but also the security and ease of deployment and use.
Across industries, SD-WAN is transforming enterprise networks with simplified network infrastructure and secure, reliable network connectivity, while dramatically reducing operational expenses.
So, what is your next step? Look into comprehensive, affordable SD-WAN + security + compliance with flexible co-management services.
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