Technological innovation comes with a price. You can't properly support initiatives involving mobile technology, big data and cloud computing without the proper environment. You must have the bandwidth to effectively manage new technologies that rely on network connections, but you must also have the right security measures in place to ensure you are not compromising sensitive information.
That's why network investments will be a large component of enterprise IT spending in 2015. Verizon recently released its prediction of the top five enterprise technologies of 2015, and strategic network investments were listed as the top priority. This is because all other major technological trends — ranging from the Internet of Things to computing everywhere to the increasing use of tablets and smartphones as enterprise devices — rely on a strong network. Without making necessary investments in improving network strength, no other technology trend will succeed.
"In 2015, it's all about the power of the networked connection," Chris Formant, Verizon Enterprise Solutions' global president, said in a statement. "We believe our enterprise and government customers will be looking to focus on connecting technology innovation on a global scale. They understand the potential of the cloud, or the internet of things, but realize that these technologies cannot be viewed in isolation."
MSPs and VARs will be relied on to help businesses ensure their network strength is where it needs to be. Understanding how enterprise networks will support other technology initiatives is something every MSP and VAR support staff member should know, so it's imperative that these organizations find the best individuals to fill their roles. VAR Staffing will help by identifying and recruiting the best and most knowledgeable candidates.