Introduction to Communications network
Organisational networks are in a state of change due to the
increased demand for mobility, collaboration and Cloud computing.
The working environment has also changed; employees no longer work
nine to five sitting in an office; they now work from different
locations on a number of devices and with flexible hours.
Next generation networks are imperative to
supporting these new solutions and ways of working. IT departments
will become the enablers to ensure that the required flexibility
for employees is secure and seamless and productivity within the
business is not lost.
Network security no longer sits within the
firewalls, intrusion detection and other prevention systems.
Security now focuses on the protection of data itself and the
policy surrounding accessing company data. Three industry
transitions are driving communications network change; Bring Your
Own Device (BYOD), the ability to work anywhere, and video.