Private network with secure browsing, remote access for telecommuters, and a web portal where clients can monitor, manage, and adjust their services in real-time. These are some advantages of the acceleration in the digital services of the small and medium companies.
Faced with the speed of technological innovations, small entrepreneurs are looking for ways not to be left behind. The digital transformation of SMEs must be projected in an organized way, establishing priorities, analyzing the impacts that the changes cause throughout the entire business. Supply, costs, and internal staff and training needs are the main barriers SMEs face when implementing ICT in their business model.
In this scenario, an international survey carried out by Fujitsu on digitization ensures that in 2021 40% of Spanish companies will not exist as they are today; and 98% have stated that they have already been affected by this process.
For this reason, Telefónica Business Solutions, provider of a comprehensive range of communication solutions for the B2B market, and Huawei, an international provider of ICT solutions, have signed a global alliance for the development of a network services platform and CloudVPN for companies. The solution, especially aimed at SMEs, offers a simple form of the private network between different dependencies of the company combined with secure browsing, remote access for teleworkers, and a web portal where customers can monitor, manage and adjust their services in time. real. It can be deployed quickly, while fully protecting businesses from cyber attacks and other threats. The initial implementation plan will begin in Argentina and Chile, with a progressive distribution throughout Latin America and Europe.
The CloudVPN and network service platform gives control to the customer, with a fully integrated and built-in security solution. This means that communications between the customer’s headquarters and remote users are protected. Customers will have full control over service implementation and the ability to implement an end-to-end management model in all business applications. In addition, as a service based on an open-source platform, customers have the flexibility to use any type of public or private network access, their own, or that of third parties.
In the age of digitization, technological advancements function as a natural selector
SMEs are a differentiating element in the structure of all large economies and represent an important strategic segment. However, in many cases, due to commercial and operating restrictions, this business segment does not always have immediate and free access to more advanced technology.
With the advent of virtualization, automation, and the rise of data bandwidth, SMEs can now take advantage of new technologies and improve their agility. Hugo de Los Santos, director of Products and Services at Telefónica Business Solutions, recently expressed his own point of view on the agreement: “Telefónica has a long tradition of supporting SMEs. Now that digitization is transforming everything at unprecedented speed, we want to continue to play a key role in supporting your digital transformation. ”
For his part, Kevin Hu, president of the Huawei Network Product Line, acknowledged that Huawei CloudEPN (Enterprise Private Network) aims to help operators provide customers with agile and low SDN-based business interconnection services. demand, as well as meet the needs for deep innovations and rapid changes that companies demand. The solution helps operators capture opportunities during businesses’ digital B2B transformation, continually increasing revenue from the B2B market. and achieve business success. ”
In the digitalization era, technological advancements function as a natural selector, deciding which SMEs meet the requirements to stay afloat. Those who do not assume change and the importance of being visible on the Internet will end up disappearing, misfits in a globalized world, and in which you must adapt to survive.