The shift from working in the office to working at home has increased the number of devices, physical sites, and network traffic. IT departments, facing the daunting task of supporting hundreds – even thousands — of remote workers, have prioritized digital transformation projects to meet new demands, including:
CIOs/CFOs are turning to Black Box to help them define, design, and implement the future of work, including what business resiliency and digital transformation mean for their enterprises — and how to anticipate and capitalize on new market opportunities created by shifts in consumer and employee behavior.
The pandemic accelerated the need for enterprises to modernize technology infrastructure and reimagine business, including accelerating data and digital platforms. Black Box can help enterprises design, deploy, and manage an optimized network for secure work — whether it's remote, onsite, or hybrid.
Simplify the transition to hybrid work for manufacturing and agro-based industries. Enhance your ability to acquire and retain top talent while driving innovation and enabling a competitive edge.View Infographic
Create and maintain a post-pandemic workplace that's safe for boundless collaboration and true resiliency, including working from anywhere on any device with all policies and procedures in tow.View Infographic
Design a resilient network environment and deploy it locally and/or globally, at one site or hundreds with consistent, fast, repeatable outcomes. Back it up with remote IT support, proactive maintenance and expert monitoring.
Black Box's technicians specialize in core capabilities that can help your enterprise securely optimize its network for remote traffic; safeguard corporate assets; and build a phased plan that makes the most effective use of your existing environment and maps out the digital transformation journey.
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The COVID-19 pandemic upended the workplace and freed employees to work securely from home. This liberation from the daily grind has resulted in increased productivity, better work/life balance, and savings for employees and corporations. The benefits are so great that major corporations have announced plans to offer the perk of a hybrid work environment — one where employees work in a remote/in-office combination.
Read this guide to find out how your business can retool and reimagine your current legacy system to support an exponential amount of users, devices, and locations.Get the Guide
A Top 5 North American hospital network turned to Black Box to provide employees with secure, HIPAA-compliant remote access via cloud management. Results included potential reallocated hospital space, lower business risk, additional remote work opportunities, and a $1.2 million recognized value for investment in security devices.
During the lockdown, at a Northeast municipality employees couldn’t access files and applications remotely due to the absence of security features. Black Box provided a security platform that protected access to data for all users, devices, and applications. The result was a $1.1 million gain in productivity — plus millions saved by thwarting security breaches and ransomware attacks.
When the pandemic hit, the Black Box team faced the daunting challenge of how to quickly transition Service-Desk Agents to a remote and socially distanced work environment, yet continue to provide mission-critical network and communications services with no disruption for the Miami International Airport. The team seamlessly cut over to a customized cloud-based solution and realized significant annual cost savings and a major reduction in call waiting and queue times.Read Case Study
A growing healthcare consortium needed to simplify and consolidate 300+ homegrown field office networks for manageability, agility, and HIPAA compliance. By leveraging Black Box's expertise and national service teams, they received a centrally managed, integrated SD-WAN network that mitigated risk, met all HIPAA requirements, and guaranteed 99.999% uptime.Read Case Study
A large food manufacturer turned to Black Box for help optimizing its network, upgrading its unified communications system, and supporting them after installation. The result was enhanced security and efficiency that lead to a projected savings of approximately $3 million.
A large, North American, international airport, decided not to pay on a ransomware attack. Instead, they turned to Black Box. Our experts isolated the “infection,” procured new equipment, rebuilt the network, and reinstalled data from backups. The resulting value totaled over $2 million.
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More than a year into working remotely during the pandemic, one thing is clear: The majority of employees don’t want to return to the pre-pandemic daily grind. Instead, many of them now consider a hybrid work environment (working in a remote/in-office combination) as a preferred “perk.”
In one recent poll of U.S. employees, for example, half noted they would not return to a job, post-pandemic, that didn’t offer them remote work as an option.1
Thanks to higher productivity from remote workers and lower operating costs, companies are seriously considering offering that perk. Indeed, some major brands (Spotify, Google, and Microsoft, for example) have already announced plans for supporting a remote work environment as a way to attract and retain the best and brightest individuals.
No company can offer the perk of remote work without a network that can support it securely from any device and location. And not just support it, but make network access intuitive, homogenous, and collaborative for an exponential amount of end-users.
It’s a formidable task for corporate IT staff members, not only because the directive is being mandated from the top down, but also because it involves a supporting role for corporate IT. Indeed, to offer the perk of remote work, IT is now one of three players, including Facilities and HR — departments that may have an incomplete understanding of the complexities involved in retooling and reimagining a network that optimizes and transforms the way work gets done.
An important part of IT’s role in this cooperative process involves thinking about and promoting — step by step — the job of transforming an existing legacy system into a truly optimized, resilient network that employees can access freely, including:
If you don’t have the resources in place to accomplish a network transformation — one that’s on a demanding, highly-visible deadline and includes shared input of other departments — you may want to partner with expert who has your best interests in mind.
When choosing a partner who can help you reimagine your current network, consider these attributes:
Ready to take the next step? As a gold-certified Cisco partner, Black Box can help you secure, retool, and reimagine a network that’s optimized for secure remote work, resilient to disruption, and a perk for attracting and retaining leading job candidates.
To learn more about secure remote work, download our Secure Remote Worker guide “So Long 9-5”.
1State of Remote Work, COVID Edition 2020: How employees across the U.S. feel about working remotely in a post-COVID-19 world, their new workplace expectations, and what employers need to know to recruit and retain top talent; OWL Labs, Global Workplace Analytics
For almost 45 years, Black Box has helped clients in all industries and locations around the globe build, secure, manage, reimagine, and transform their networks and IT infrastructure.
Thanks to partnerships with leading manufacturers in digital communication and infrastructure, Black Box can help you shape a consumption model that will revolutionize your work ecosystem — and give your employees the flexibility to collaborate securely and intuitively anywhere, anytime, on any device.
So whether you’re a large healthcare enterprise or retailer, a small manufacturer, or somewhere in between, Black Box’s 2,500 team members have the know-how to help you engineer business continuity and innovation.
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