5G Networks
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IT infrastructure often conjures up images of rack upon rack of hardware, stashed away in data centres. These critical elements keep the business running. And, as long as it stays up and running, life inside the business carries on. There’s a ‘set and forget’ mentality when it comes to infrastructure. Plus, it’s a far cry from the calls of innovation, seemingly taking place at the front end of the business — driving better customer experiences and empowering staff.

But, IT infrastructure should and needs to be a focal point of innovation. It’s the basis from which great customer and employee experiences are born. From networking and cloud to servers and collaboration tools. And, it’s not just about the technology. Innovation in IT infrastructure is just as much about new ways of doing things, the talent you have and how the business operates. …

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As pressure grows to develop an agile business, automate core IT operations, and scale to meet customer demand, you’re likely considering how cloud can help further your business success. It’s a question many Australian mid-market organisations are deliberating too, and acting upon. According to Telsyte’s Australian Cloud Market Study 2019, more than 77 per cent of Australian organisations have adopted more than one cloud platform, and almost half are using more than four cloud platforms.

But, not everything belongs in a public cloud. And likewise, not everything needs to stay on premise, which is why many Australian mid-market companies are considering a hybrid environment. It offers the benefits of both public and private clouds, while also taking advantage of existing architecture on premise. Afterall, you’ve likely spent years building a considerable IT infrastructure in house, with applications and data often integrated across multiple servers or data racks;you don’t want to or simply cannot migrate to a single new instance of cloud.. …

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The biggest challenge with the coexistence of collaboration and communication tools is rather ironic, in that their success has often meant that people can’t effectively talk to each other. The use of communication platforms sometimes evolves in silos, resulting in slow decision-making, decreased productivity and increased inefficiencies across the business.

That’s not to say organisations should always standardise collaboration across just one application. In some cases, having different tools for different uses can work. Some are more suited for certain geo-regions with unique use cases and workflows. …

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5G Networks is a licenced Australian telecommunications carrier.

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