Fuelled by mobility and IoT, digital transformation is under way in every industry and in companies of all sizes. In fact, 20-billion devices are expected to be added over the next five years – that is nearly half a million devices per hour. In addition to the explosion of devices and connections, user expectations are evolving. Users demand easy, real-time connections to digital services and experiences wherever they are and on any device. In fact, more than half of all digital strategists cite “evolving customer behaviours and preferences” as the primary catalyst for change.
Companies that will come out ahead in digital transformation are replacing legacy solutions and embracing the Intelligent Digital Edge. The digital edge is where people, data, and devices meet – in an office, a retail store, a hospital, or a manufacturing site. Adding intelligence to the digital edge is proven to accelerate digital transformations and deliver the foundation needed to keep pace with evolving technology demands.
To successfully digitally transform at the edge, companies need to adopt and deploy two types of technologies: foundational and enabling. Foundational technology lays the ground work for organisations to be future-ready and rapidly adopt new, enabling technology to drive specific business outcomes.
Foundational technology includes:
• Enterprise Wireless Technologies: mission-critical mobility with Wi-Fi, 4G/5G, and public safety
• Intelligent Networking and Cabling & Connectivity: comprehensive intelligent networking that includes the basics of structured cabling and carrier/internet connectivity
• Built-in Security – both network and physical
• Edge Analytics
Examples of enabling technology are:
• Location solutions to permit in-store wayfinding and inventory optimization
• Unified communication and smart board solutions that enhance team collaboration
• Specialised IoT devices that drive new outcomes
Companies must be able to design and deploy both the foundational and enabling technologies with uniformity and consistency to deliver the results end-users demand and once deployed, they must be able to manage the technology.
Black Box can help. With more than 40 years of experience connecting people, devices, and data, we are the trusted digital partner to bring intelligence to the edge. By understanding the intricacies and nuances of each customer’s business, we deliver industry-specific designs, global deployment capabilities and managed services that help companies tap into an Intelligent Digital Edge to accelerate digital transformations.
We engineer Intelligent Digital Edge solutions that enable our customers to mobilise more people and devices, leverage more data, dial-up capacity as needed, and defend the information flowing in and out of your enterprise.
To speak with a Black Box representative to start the Intelligent Digital Edge journey, visit: http://web3.blackbox.com/contact-me.