Drive Cost and Value Optimization for WAN Services
Published: 06 October 2014
Gartner IT metrics show around an 80% cost difference between best and worst enterprises related to IT budget for data networking, which represents 9% to 10% of the total budget. Gartner has identified five ways network managers can decrease networking costs when negotiating a new services contract.
Table Of Contents
- Align Availability Objectives With Site Topology
- Create a Modular RFP to Ensure More Providers Can Participate and Create a Competitive Bidding Process
- Include Benchmark Language and Exit Clauses in the WAN Contract
- Use a Multiprovider WAN for Global Services to Reduce WAN Costs
- Leverage Hybrid Internet/MPLS WAN to Maximize Internet Offload and Reduce WAN Cost
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