Gartner Research

How to Optimize Your Network Spending and Save 20% to 50%

Published: 25 January 2018

ID: G00349608

Analyst(s): Danellie Young , Andrew Lerner


Thirteen percent of an enterprise's IT capital and operating budget goes toward network services. I&O and procurement leaders adopting 10 Gartner best practices can save 20% to 50% on network expenses.

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Research Highlights

  • Build Hybrid WANs (Powered by SD-WAN) for Savings in Excess of 40%
  • Manage Your Network Service Provider Relationships Appropriately and Save 20%
  • Embrace New Service and Equipment Consumption Models to Save 30%
  • Implement SIP Trunking to Save as Much as 40%
  • Manage Your Mobile Service Providers and Save 15%
  • Carefully Manage Your Network Equipment Vendors and Save 30%
  • Segment Your Network Infrastructure and Save 30%
  • In the Data Center, Just Say "No" to Chassis-Based Switches and 10G/40G Switches to Save 70%
  • Scrutinize Network Equipment Maintenance Expenses and Save as Much as 50%
  • Stop Overspending on Transceivers to Easily Save Over 10%

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