Today’s networks are increasingly driven by the end user. And as IT’s role shifts from focusing on day-to-day network operations and maintenance to spearheading more strategic, business-driving initiatives, enterprises need to be fully aware of the opportunities presented by paradigms like BYOD and concepts like cloud computing. Taking advantage of these opportunities requires a deep understanding of the existing network and user base as well as the perspective to identify which network elements should be kept in place, which should be right-sized and which should be replaced with more optimal solutions.
What Network Considerations Does IT Need to Make?
- Who are the end users and what do they need – today and in the future?
- Which applications or capabilities are required for growth?
- Which parts of the existing infrastructure are worth keeping?
- What is the growth trajectory in terms of products, geographies, M&A, etc.?
Bandwidth intensive applications, device-enabled user bases and the rise of solutions like the cloud and SD-WAN present IT with more sophisticated decisions to make when optimizing their networks. Gone are the days when optimum network performance meant getting data from A to B – now it’s about transferring data in a way that meets user expectations. To accomplish this, many enterprises benefit from an objective assessment of their network and wide view of potential solutions that meet connectivity and reliability requirements without sacrificing security or scalability.
For a detailed look at your telecom networks and how they relate to your wider infrastructure and organizational goals, talk with a connectivity specialist at NEF today.