Gartner Research

2019 Strategic Roadmap for Networking

Published: 10 April 2019

ID: G00377506

Analyst(s): Jonathan Forest , Neil Rickard


As enterprises continue to digitally transform, networks are at the core of delivering user experience and supporting business initiatives. To optimize the performance, agility and cost-effectiveness of networks, I&O leaders should adopt new technologies and processes, and transform their culture.

Table Of Contents


  • A Strategic Network Roadmap
  • Future State
    • Operational Innovation
    • Technology Innovation
    • Cost Innovation
  • Current State
    • Operational
    • Technology
    • Cost
  • Gap Analysis and Interdependencies
    • Implementing an Optimized WAN for Hybrid Cloud and XaaS
    • Achieving Better Network Agility and Uptime in the Data Center
    • Converged Wireless and Wired on the Campus
    • Delivering a Network Service Catalog
    • Optimizing Budget Allocations Across Products and People
  • Migration Plan
    • Higher Priority
    • Medium Priority
    • Lower Priority

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