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The Intelligent Digital Edge: The Key to Accelerating Digital Transformation
Today’s business landscape is quickly evolving with IoT on the rise and anytime, anywhere, any device mobile user experiences in high demand. The companies that digitally transform to embrace the evolving digital world will succeed, and those that don't will be left behind with catastrophic results. To meet this challenge head on, companies must adjust strategies and embrace the Intelligent Digital Edge.
The digital edge is that space in and around office buildings, hotels, factories, hospitals – virtually any facility where people and devices meet. It’s where users are located, where data is created and consumed, and where applications are shared. This is where the real opportunity is to make digital transformation happen; however, to be effective, the digital edge needs to be transformed through more intelligent solutions.
The exponential explosion in the number and diversity of devices and applications has made one thing abundantly clear – legacy IT architectures and deployment models are simply not adequate. Complexity challenges are overwhelming network, computing, and staff IT resources while the technical demands just keep escalating.
To drive superior experiences, ensure capacity flexibility, and secure uninterrupted service, a new digital edge is needed – one that is driven by intelligence. When designed, deployed, and managed correctly, the Intelligent Digital Edge enables:
- High-performance User Experience: Bridging the physical and digital worlds, experiences at the edge are localized and uniform across all locations. Digital and real-time in nature, it scales to leverage IoT and analytics to drive business outcomes. By being analytics-enabled it drives better user experiences and real-time business decisions.
- Mobile-first Capacity: Capacity has reached critical mass and it is no longer acceptable to provide simple connectivity. Anytime mobility at the edge is required for uninterrupted operations – all with mission-critical performance and on-demand capacity to drive efficient and unhindered operations. The intelligent edge is software-driven to enable mobile workflows while dynamically optimizing capacity and traffic.
- Built-in Security: Theft of data or loss of connectivity can be devastating. The Intelligent Digital Edge has security built in, so you can see and prevent threats and interruptions before they happen. Providing and protecting the edge eliminates downtime and ensures timely decision-making in highly-regulated and latency-sensitive settings.
We understand that many companies lack the existing skillsets, resources, and expertise to design, deploy, and manage at the edge to deliver a scalable digital transformation quickly and consistently. This is why Black Box is the trusted digital partner. Our proven success in connecting people, devices, and data – right where they need to be for maximum impact – is possible by bringing together our global team of skilled technicians, unique partnerships, processes, and network operating centers. Our industry-specific consulting, mission-critical designs, global deployment capabilities, and customer dedication is a combination that sets Black Box apart.
When you unlock the power of the Intelligent Digital Edge, you enable secure, uniform, mobile, future-ready experiences that are available anywhere people and devices meet in your facilities.To speak with a Black Box representative about embracing the intelligent edge for your digital transformation visit http://web3.blackbox.com/contact-me
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