Sophisticated businesses today realize the mission critical nature of
their network. The simple networks of the past have been replaced by complex
multiservice systems that support fundamental new business paradigms.
Networks today unite customers, partners, employees and shareholders.
New network technologies appear every day and for most IT departments,
it is nearly impossible to keep up with these advancements. But the business
competitive environment doesn’t wait. You must effectively leverage
new technologies to sustain a competitive advantage. You have to support
the business needs of today while anticipating and building to deliver
and support the needs of tomorrow.
But you have broader challenges than changing technology; you have to
effectively manage the organizational, operational and financial aspects
of running a network in a dynamic business environment. This means you
must view your network like a business maximizing revenue opportunities
while minimizing overall costs of operation.
How you balance the investments in network technology with operational
excellence and financial realities will determine the success or failure
of the network in supporting the enterprise. It requires a well thought
out strategic plan and razor sharp focus on execution and integration.