Intelligent CIO North America Issue 21 - Page 77

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With an XaaS model , enterprises will be able to use whatever solution they need without heavy upfront investments or in-house specialists , helping them to put a sustainable transformation roadmap into place .
This year , we will also see a growing focus on designing and tailoring applications to meet the specific business needs of customers .
With the business environment becoming increasingly complex , providing businesses with expert support and unique solutions will be even more important .
Ramping up data security
2022 will also see data security become a stronger focus , both because of the rise in security breaches as well as the increasing costs associated with them . The impact of even just one hack can be severe for a business ’ reputation and bottom line .
WAN can simplify the WAN infrastructure and make it easier for businesses to manage multiple locations and cloud-hosted applications with app-driven security features .
Complying and transforming with innovative tech
Complying to regulations is already a challenge for enterprises . As the year progresses , we can expect an increasing number of complex regulations for enterprises to manage .
As a result , we will continue to see a push for software-based solutions that incorporate analytics , automation and Artificial Intelligence to address compliance . Businesses can address compliance challenges with deep insights , advanced technologies and evolving intelligence and refocus their energy on other business aspects such as innovation and continual transformation .
As a result , risk management will heavily shift from reactive to proactive . Increasingly , organizations will seek Business Continuity solutions that can guarantee 24x7x365 protection and provide them with the steps to move forward in the event of a security breach .
Moving to the cloud may offload some security issues to cloud providers , but that may simply increase the uncertainty over who is responsible for securing client data . It is crucial to ensure client data is handled with the utmost care , all year round . Having the right Business Continuity plan in place will help you maintain long-term success and brand confidence .
Enterprises will be seeking more security solutions , and service providers will be implementing and integrating higher levels of security into their offerings for customers .
Additionally , these service providers are likely to establish and invest in customer experience functions focused on service delivery , user satisfaction and other value-added services .
An increasing number of organizations will also choose to implement Anything-as-a-Service ( XaaS ) solutions in order to gain :
• Added flexibility
• Scalability
• Cost-effectiveness
Using Network-as-a-Service ( NaaS ) will allow the deployment of network services to be automated , replacing manual processes for repetitive tasks .
2022 will ultimately be an interesting year for all types of businesses . With the use of leadingedge technologies , enterprises can advance their operations , while service providers can improve customer experiences and win more business by offering comprehensive solutions to customers .
Cloud , SD-WAN , automation , Artificial Intelligence , 5G and security are just some of the technologies that will enable more companies to continually transform and achieve new levels of success in the future . p
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