Delivering the best video conferencing experience may require changes to your network infrastructure. More companies are adopting managed SD WAN solutions to better manage network demands. With an SD WAN solution, you can segment traffic and find the best path to deliver high-priority network traffic to and from business-critical applications.
It is also critical to look at your network activity and the number of users on the network as they fluctuate throughout the day. Developing a better understanding of when activity is high and low can help your IT team assess the bandwidth bump needed to improve network performance. In some cases, you might be able to reserve bandwidth for video conferencing traffic when the network hits a capacity threshold, minimizing latency issues that cause a poor user experience.
There are several ways to optimize network bandwidth. Options include using network monitoring tools to reduce downtime and latency, moving some applications to the cloud, using a managed SD WAN solution, or creating acceptable use policies that minimize shadow IT and prevent nonbusiness traffic from being transported across the network.
In an unpredictable work environment, employees need to be able to work from anywhere at any time and from any device. Whether your employees are using a smartphone, desktop or tablet to connect to a virtual meeting, your organization must be prepared to handle the demands of hundreds—if not thousands—of employees accessing the corporate network at once.
Video conferencing is an integral part of the workplace because it’s a safe and effective way for long-distance teams to collaborate and maintain a sense of camaraderie. Downtime and latency issues disrupt not only the conferencing experience, but also employees' ability to connect and collaborate. There has never been a more critical time to assess and address your video conferencing network requirements.
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