Gartner Research

Planning, Sourcing and Managing Network Infrastructure Primer for 2016

Published: 15 January 2016

ID: G00293026

Analyst(s): Lisa Pierce , Bjarne Munch , Andrew Lerner


Network infrastructure is foundational to digital business, thus enterprise networking leaders must evolve network designs, sourcing and management strategies to ensure alignment with key business initiatives.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What external forces will affect enterprise communications and network infrastructure in the next five years?
    • What are the best practices and strategies to address the ongoing challenges of communications and network infrastructure?
    • What new network technologies and products will impact the market?
    • Which vendors will succeed/fail?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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