Gartner Research

Planning, Sourcing and Managing Network Infrastructure Primer for 2017

Published: 04 January 2017

ID: G00318241

Analyst(s): Andrew Lerner , Danilo Ciscato, Mark Fabbi , Joe Skorupa


Gartner's 2017 network infrastructure research advises enterprise network leaders on how to transform their networks from fragile to agile. Research also provides best practices, technology evaluation and vendor analysis to help enterprise network teams succeed amid a dynamic network environment.

Table Of Contents



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

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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