du launches new whitepaper on Removing barriers to innovation key to accelerating network transformation

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today released a whitepaper titled “Accelerate Your Network Transformation”. In an era of rapid digital adoption, organisations must transform their approach to networking to reduce costs and expand capabilities. Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is the next evolution in enterprise networking and solves growing challenges facing organisations in their IT estates.

SD-WAN provides a flexible foundation for digital transformation and fuels digital adoption. The global SD-WAN market size is expected to grow from $1.9 billion in 2020 to $8.4 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 34.5%, according to ResearchandMarkets. At the same time, digital transformation spending in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) is expected to have a CAGR of 16.6% over the five-year period, reaching $58 billion in 2025 and accounting for 40% of all ICT investments made that year, according to IDC.

Karim Benkirane, Chief Commercial Officer at du said: “Middle East organisations are accelerating their network transformation journeys to further contribute to a digital-first, knowledge-based economy vision. SD-WAN is networking for a cloud-centric world and delivers connectivity with increased efficiency, agility, and trust. This report explores how SD-WAN, a single network solution has the potential to define the success of an organisation’s network transformation journey.”

Organisations across all kinds of vertical are managing distributed working environments, increasingly complex ICT environments, and growing demands for optimised user experiences. The paper serves as a guide to adopting, optimising, and maximising the value of SD-WAN in an organisation.

However, the challenge for many organisations is to find their path forward in network transformation and capture the opportunity in SD-WAN. The whitepaper describes ways SD-WAN can address a growing number of ICT challenges by removing barriers to innovation:

  • Growing ICT Complexity
  • Changing User Demands
  • Increasing Cost Pressure
  • Deploying Multi-Cloud Strategies
  • Manual Processes and Long Leads Times
  • Rigid Architecture and Contracts

With the right networking partner, organisations across verticals like healthcare, retail, finance, education can adopt make SD-WAN adoption simple, seamless, and efficient. Every organisation should have a partner that can be their guide on a long-term network transformation journey that continually evolves to meet the changing needs of users. The move from a legacy network to a software-defined future requires network expertise, skills and experience to ensure its success.