Today, IT organizations face new challenges. The speed of change in market and business environments is making IT more strategic. Evolving business models are creating complex technology challenges that IT is being asked to address, yet in most organizations IT resources and headcount remain flat. Additionally, consumerization of IT is introducing new devices and risks that IT must manage and balance. But these new consumer devices are powerful tools that can deliver big productivity gains — if harnessed properly.
Cisco Borderless Networks is designed to help IT balance demanding business challenges and changing business models promoted by the influx of consumer devices into the business world. Cisco Borderless Networks can help IT evolve its infrastructure to deliver secure, reliable, and seamless user experiences in a world with many new and shifting borders. At the heart of Cisco Borderless Networks is a technical architecture that takes advantage of the ubiquity of networks to link users, devices, applications, and business processes. The architecture enables IT to innovate faster while providing control in an environment that includes partners, customers, and employees. The Cisco Borderless Network Architecture delivers two primary sets of services: network services and user and endpoint services, all managed by a comprehensive and integrated management solution. Network services are end-to-end services delivered by the infrastructure that encompass routing, switching, mobility, security, and WAN optimization components.
In addition to addressing primary business and IT challenges, Cisco Borderless Networks provides:
- A robust network platform capable of delivering real-time collaboration experiences to any device
- Transparent mobility with location services for anytime, anywhere communications
- Security for devices both on the local network and across cloud services
- Sustainability and reduced energy costs for efficient and cost-effective business operations
- Optimized application performance for rich-media applications
- Policy-based access control and identity-aware networking to enable access and collaboration while protecting business-critical applications
- Compliance with current and future government and industry regulatory requirements