The Enterprise Network Cookbook

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Many enterprise networks have grown organically and without an underlying strategy. A well-executed network strategy is, however, central for achieving positive outcomes as the needs and resources of the business change. For infrastructure and operations leaders, an enterprise-wide strategy is paramount to success.

Get more from your network

The top network questions revolve around performance, bandwidth, security, and connecting to the cloud, but these are just the tip of the iceberg: To function optimally, the networking strategy should be aligned with other strategies within your organization, including initiatives enhancing digital transformation.

“Infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for enterprise network strategy as part of their cloud and edge infrastructure must:

  • Outline an effective enterprise network strategy by establishing baseline principles for business concerns, campus and branch operations, cloud networking and other major elements.
  • Evaluate the enterprise’s services strategy and financial situation by brainstorming use case scenarios and gathering information about the costs associated with enterprise networking.
  • Assess the ability of the network to meet the current needs by conducting a thorough inventory of network components.”

Maximize enterprise resources

This cookbook is a must-read if you want to develop a holistic enterprise network strategy that aligns with broader business initiatives and maximizes your enterprise resources. 

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* Gartner, The Enterprise Network Cookbook, Tim Zimmermann, 2 December 2022

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