Why UK businesses can't take full advantage of Office 365
The advantages of Office 365 are being hindered by poor connectivity, bandwidth and latency issues, according to new reports coming out of Zscaler.
As it turns out, Office 365 is a great service with many benefits which businesses all over the UK are very well aware of. However, due to issues with connectivity and latency, many organizations can't take full advantage of the service.
According to Zscaler, almost two thirds (64 percent) have reported network and cost issues. More than half (58 percent) had to increase their bandwidth, while 65 percent upgraded their firewalls as they prepared to deploy Office 365. After deployment, 70 percent said latency was a consistent, weekly issue.
With 45 percent unable to access critical business material after deployment, Zscaler says user experience is severely plagued.
As a result, 70 percent have started looking for new ways to implement direct internet connections for intelligent bandwidth allocation.
At least they’re not giving up on cloud.
"Through their own experiences, organizations are finding out that they simply cannot run a cloud application of the magnitude of Office 365 on legacy architecture," says Punit Minocha, vice president of business development for Zscaler. "To fully leverage the power of Office 365, a majority of organizations are looking to transform their networks from traditional hub-and-spoke implementations to ones that securely access the Internet directly from branch offices."
Full report, together with recommendations, can be found on this link.
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