Data Management

The Strategic Network

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Executive Summary

Approximately 70% of IT investment is spent on "keeping the lights on" - providing basic connectivity and security - leaving precious little budget for strategic projects to enhance the business. While such tactical thinking is understandable, it also contains many pitfalls. Virtually all business leaders know that it is strategic thinking that sets the long-term direction for the company, and that tactics should be in support of a larger strategy.

So it is with networking. Innovations in technology are changing markets and business models. This paper looks at how investing in an intelligent network can help businesses reduce the IT costs associated with BYOD, The Cloud and Virtualisation.

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