Gartner Research

How Network Leaders Can Support Bimodal

Published: 22 June 2017

ID: G00325116

Analyst(s): Andrew Lerner , Bjarne Munch


Bimodal workstyles will severely stress existing network processes and culture. Since close to half of IT shops have adopted bimodal IT, I&O leaders with responsibility for designing and managing network infrastructure and services must adapt to support new Mode 2 business projects.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Invest in Your Network Personnel to Better Operate in a Bimodal Environment
  • Modify the Metrics Used to Measure Your Enterprise Network to Be More Conducive to Bimodal Workstyles
  • Invest in Agile Network Infrastructure and Services
    • Don't Wait for Refresh to Invest
    • Improve LAN and WAN Flexibility
  • Ensure That Future Networking Investments Can Enable Uniform Policies Across Heterogeneous Environments

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