Gartner Research

Six Ways to Optimize Network Infrastructure Expenditures

Published: 16 July 2010

ID: G00200354

Analyst(s): Mark Fabbi

Summary

Gartner continues to see network organizations waste a substantial portion of their budget, rather than adopting some simple strategies to save money. We present six ideas that can lower network infrastructure capital budgets by 50% or more.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • 1. Start With the Business Problem
  • 2. "Just in Case" Rarely Comes
  • 3. Segment the Network, and Segment the Users
  • 4. Sweat the Assets
  • 5. Re-examine Perceptions
  • 6. Shop Around
  • Tactical Guidelines

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