Businesses continue to develop across more physical areas.
More than ⅓ of SMBs, or 39%, stated they had 2 to 5 locations that included remote workers. Another 12% said they had more than 25 different physical locations.
2. Businesses Have Implemented SD-WAN
Software-defined networking in a wide area network(SD-WAN) implementations can help SMBs optimize their digital connections and create one global office network.
The biggest incentive for SD-WAN implementation is secure connectivity for remote branches and ease of network management.
A business with multiple physical branches and/or remote employees have a much more complex IT infrastructure than an SMB with a single physical location.
However, few SMBs make use of such a crucial tool.
Of the respondents in the Untangled report, only 16% reported that they have implemented SD-WAN solutions for their business. The largest percentage of respondents (55%) stated that they had nothing implemented and no plans to implement any solutions in the near future.