Considerations for Maintaining Critical Business Continuity

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Weigh Solution Costs Against Performance and Reliability

While it is slightly more costly, incorporating an independent wireless gateway adds enhanced 4G LTE connectivity and leverages an enterprise router's instant failover, routing, and firewall features to seamlessly switchover between a primary and wireless gateway. A wireless gateway also allows for better reception and can be deployed outside of "noisy" IT closets to eliminate RF interference. Retailers should also look for solutions that can fallback to 3G when 4G is unavailable.

No matter what department or functional area within a business, ask any manager and they will agree that any form of downtime ultimately has a negative impact on a company's bottom line. This, in fact, becomes an even more important issue when processing sales that are dependent on a connected point-of-sale system.

In today's competitive environment, it's imperative to ensure network connections at distributed enterprises have adequate backup across all locations. Retail locations, restaurants, kiosks, distribution centers or branch offices all require continuous connectivity to headquarters, network operations centers and secure payment processors.

Sierra Wireless provides a look at how a well-designed solution can be implemented and also deliver added value by enabling quick, remote fixes when network troubles occur.


Related Topics : Blade Servers, Business Integration, Ethernet, LAN, Network Protocols

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