How Can MPLS Help You Stand Apart from the Competition?
The competitive landscape for global industries is intensifying as pricing stabilizes and feature sets become more commodities than a competitive advantage. When this happens, companies need to identify the best methods for standing apart from the competition to stake their claim in the market. For many, that requires a look internally at how improved efficiencies may be the golden ticket.
Efficient communication within the office is generally achievable with a simple strategy and effective follow-through. When the office includes multiple employees in more than one locations, a complex strategy is needed to drive proper communications. At the same time, the right technology can streamline processes and ensure the successful completion of day-to-day business tasks.
For TTPost, this level of communication was a challenge. As highlighted in this News Day report, the expanding company was supporting 1,000 employees in several corporate and franchise locations throughout the country. And, while the company’s main source of revenue is overseeing the movement of paper-based products between consumers throughout the world, its own interoffice strategy was failing badly. A
ccording to the company’s Marketing Manager, Devon Phillip, there was a technology gap between the day-to-day operational and administrative processes and each of the company sites. One of the biggest challenges was in service failures with its WAN, and the ability to proactively monitor and manage network circuits was enjoyed only after a substantial effort on the part of the admin team. At the same time, the sheer quantity of individual circuits caused significant overhead for the corporation.
The challenges experienced by TTPost highlighted the need for MPLS (multi protocol label switching), also known as Metro Ethernet. TTPost made the investment to migrate to this new platform, allowing it to computerize and automate most of its operations. In the process, the company has managed to improve its interconnectivity to maximize efficiency across the organization.
For any business seeking to streamline its communications and the movement of information across its network, MPLS provides high speed WAN connectivity between sites. At the same time, access to those services is provided by the MPLS vendor. UNSi, for instance, not only designs the MPLS according to the needs of the client, the company also offers multiple methods for Internet access to accommodate the different speeds, budgets and locations of a company, putting it all on one bill.
The key features included in the company’s MPLS offering read more like benefits: a lower total cost of ownership due to the consolidation of voice, data and video networks; secure maintenance with QoS/CoS; scalability, efficiency and flexibility of all IP networks; robust disaster recovery; four classes of service and more.
So how does an MPLS help a company set itself apart from the competition? Efficient communications and operations allow companies to speed up time to market on their latest innovations. Likewise, it allows them to capture quality market data and turn it into business intelligence that allows for the further development of solutions to meet trending demands in the market. In short, it enables nearly any organization to focus on core competencies as connectivity and communications are already assured.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein