Addressing IT challenges in remote locations.

| January 2, 2017

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The central office has traditionally been the centre of gravity for most organisations, writes Taj ElKhayat, regional vice-president: Middle East and Africa at Riverbed Technology. That is where the data centre is located, and where most of the IT staff works. However, remote offices and branch offices (ROBOs) are becoming increasingly relevant because they are often where business happens. In fact, according to the 2016 Riverbed Remote Office/Branch Office IT Survey almost 50% of all employees work in remote sites; 50 per cent of companies’ data is stored outside the data centre; and branch offices represent roughly 50 per cent of the IT budget. These findings should come as little surprise when considering that the average corporate data centre serves 55 ROBO locations.

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