August 05, 2020

2020 Global Networking Trends Report:
See what’s next in networking

Advances in technology and automation are changing the face of the network model. With 42% annual growth in business mobile traffic from 2017 to 20221, 73% of teams1 spend more than half their time just maintaining the status quo of the network. The sheer scale of these demands exceeds the capacity of human operators to manage the network in a timely manner. This was already happening before COVID-19 related disruptions impacted our lives: never has the network been more important in providing a platform for organisations to be more agile and resilient in the face of the unexpected.

Cisco’s inaugural 2020 Global Networking Trends Report provides insights into the trends driving the need for a new networking model, and what that model means from a technology, operations, and talent perspective. 55% of Australian organisations rate AI their top priority area for future investment2 – how do you plan to align your IT investments, to get the greatest benefit?

This report details:

  • How automation, AI, multicloud, wireless and network security work together to power the biggest changes networking has seen in decades
  • The changing role of network security
  • How the intent-based networking model expands beyond the automation capabilities of a traditional software-defined network (SDN)
  • How to take your network from reactive to business-optimised
  • How the combination of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 will create a seamless experience
  • Critical skills gaps, and how to develop the talent needed to build the network team of the future

Find out how you compare to thousands of cross-industry IT leaders around the world.

If you’d like to take a closer look at how any network innovations such as machine learning, automation, or intent-based networking architecture can be integrated into your environment, our award winning team is here to help – contact us today.

1. Cisco 2020 Global Networking Trends Report 

2. Cisco 2020 Global Networking Trends – Highlights by Country