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5 New SMB Networking Products From Netgear, Linksys And More

Gina Narcisi

The hybrid work trend turned the networking industry on its ear and shined a light on SMB networking solutions that can be used in smaller offices and in the home. Here’s five of the latest products that should be on solution providers’ radars.

Enterprise-Grade Features In A SMB Package

The last couple of years have changed the networking landscape significantly, sparking a multitude of new requirements from the world’s largest enterprises to some of the smallest businesses.

For many end users, the biggest change was the work from home trend started by the COVID-19 pandemic. This trend has given way to a new way of working that won’t be changing any time soon: hybrid work. This means that many employees will continue to work either full-time or part-time from home. The shift has even changed the landscape of the commercial real estate market as some enterprises have moved away from their large campus environments in favor of geographically distributed smaller office settings that accommodate less employees.

As the channel well knows, change means opportunity. A recent study from research firm IDC found that by 2023, 50 percent of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will reorganize their company structure, deploying remote and virtual distributed structures through technology. By 2024, 70 percent of SMBs will invest in enhanced connectivity and communications services. But SMB networking solutions aren’t just for the smaller companies anymore. These offerings can be a great fit for home workers and employees working out of smaller branch locations. Another thing that both enterprises and small businesses have in common? They are relying on their partners to help them find the best, right-sized solutions for their environments.

With so many offerings on the market to choose from, here are five of the newest SMB networking products that channel partners should know about.

 
Gina Narcisi

Gina Narcisi is a senior editor covering the networking and telecom markets for CRN.com. Prior to joining CRN, she covered the networking, unified communications and cloud space for TechTarget. She can be reached at gnarcisi@thechannelcompany.com.

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