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Change How You Fund, Build and Measure to Achieve Network Agility to Support Digital Business

Published: 26 June 2017

ID: G00324779

Analyst(s): Joe Skorupa , Dennis Smith


Digital business demands infrastructure agility, but networking focuses on stability and incremental changes. I&O leaders must change how they recruit, measure and reward team performance, and how they design, build and operate networks to deliver the required agility.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Change How You Measure and Reward Teams by Instituting KPIs That Align With Business Outcomes
  • Treat Networking as Strategic Infrastructure, Not as an Expense to Be Reduced Year Over Year
  • Change the Way You Handle Risk in Networking From Avoiding It, to Managing It
  • Force Network Teams to Step Out of Their Comfort Zone, and Embrace New Approaches to Building and Operating Networks

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