For those of us who have been in the network industry a long time, we can surely agree on one thing: deploying networks is easily the least sexy job, right? Right?
Well, it might still not be very sexy, but it has definitely become ultra-critical - if you want to achieve excellence with your networks, you need to get great at transition, and quick.
As with everything in our massively dynamic industry, the criticality of network transition is changing at a very rapid pace, and TNC’s latest research has identified four key reasons for this:
- Deploying new technologies such as SD-WAN has many more challenges
- Network criticality has hugely increased, so you can’t afford to mess up transition
- Network transition is now driven by business objectives, so timescales are far tighter and failure far more visible (and unforgivable)
- Internal teams are more stretched than ever before