This is challenging times for everyone since the outbreak of Covid-19 has forced a series of lockdowns across the globe. Despite some signs that the pandemic may have started easing, many businesses have still been hit hard by various degrees of disruption in their operations. The impact has been unthinkable. While some financially prudent companies may still survive by cutting costs, some unfortunate ones may reach their final days.
However, there are a good number of businesses and individuals are going the extra mile to decimate the impact. In a rather early stage, a host of enterprises have displayed agility by quickly switching their operations online, thanks to the easier access to the Internet for both businesses and consumers. These organisations are turning challenges into a competitive edge by putting their business continuity plans into test and fine-tuning them day in day out.
Business Continuity is Essential for All Enterprises
This is all about Business Continuity Management (BCM), especially in this digital era. In fact, data explosion is pushing resource allocation to the limit if an enterprise lacks an intelligent and effective system to handle the changes. It is more than just changing ways in terms of daily operation. BCM should be on the strategic level of an enterprise, particularly during unprecedented time just like now.
As a global leading technology enterprise, Huawei has been implementing various measures to ensure business continuity during this epidemic which can still drag on for some time. The WeLink digital smart office platform helps 194,000 employees from over 1,000 sites to work remotely across 170 countries and regions. Since February, more than 1.3 million online meetings have been conducted, creating 12 million connections every day.
The tech giant has been hosting many online events, ranging from global summits, to exhibitions and showcase experiences. The company is also handling transactions and billing procedure online, as well as other measures in arranging delivery via both online and offline systems.
Shared Success across Sectors
The success is not only limited to Huawei itself. Heavily focused on establishing an ecosystem, the leading tech company is sharing its valuable experience with partners by providing different kinds of solutions to enterprises of various sizes. In the financial services industry, for instance, an African bank has been applying AI technology of its outbound call service on Huawei's cloud via a partner.
Many Chinese banks are working with Huawei in driving their digital transformation, including massive data migrations and set-up of cloud-based services that help these financial institutions to allow more flexible remote operations.
The mobile capacity has become increasingly important for business agility. This model does not only work for financial institutions such as banks and insurers, but also other organisations which are seeing more online presence. Huawei is leveraging its global capabilities - some are gained from collaborations, partnerships and the continuously expanding ecosystem - to support customers in all kinds of sectors for business continuity across the globe.
These include the non-stop upgrades of Customer Relation Management so that business can seamless migrate from offline to online, and manage offline operations via innovative online methods. We are also witnessing timely responses to pressing requests from customers around the world for urgent delivery, increased digital support to keep their data centre services running, as well as remote deployment and maintenance tasks such as configurations, load-testing and feature testing - all these are achieved with employees and experts are staying home.
Huawei's Solutions Win Recognitions
On the technical front, Huawei has a full array of solutions that support enterprises to keep their business running. For example, the Campus Optix solutions can ensure fast and stable network connections, supporting more people to work remotely. The OceanStor provide worry-free data storage systems to allow multiple data access anytime, anywhere.
Speaking of storage solutions, Huawei's equipment has been well received in the industry, proven by the awards recently won in Japan. Huawei CloudEngine 16800 — the industry's first data centre switch in the AI era — has just won the Best of Show Award Grand Prize at Interop Tokyo 2020.
Huawei's new flagship CloudEngine 16800 series data centre switches support up to 400GE switching capacity through an innovative switching architecture and hardware engineering breakthroughs. It employs AI algorithms in switches for the first time to implement network self-optimisation, and collects data from more dimensions and in a more fine-grained manner, laying a data foundation for intelligent network O&M. All these led the product to win the grand award in the country's largest ICT exhibition, where Huawei has won a total of eight awards this year.
Huawei aims at building a comprehensive eco-system with its fast-expanding cloud service around the world. The exchange of expertise and experience, as well as the understanding of different sectors would take innovations to another level. Huawei believes the product, along with other solutions, will help partners to expand their scopes in this digital era.
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