As enterprises endeavor to increase their competitive advantage and amplify their digital aspirations, a holistic view of their technology and cloud infrastructures, including the network, must be a key component of their strategy. While the network will increasingly underpin business objectives, driving speed, agility, and security, it continues to be an afterthought for most enterprises.
Digital transformation (DX) will require a rethinking of the network's strategic importance and will need to encompass not just technology trends, such as cloud, software-defined networks (SDNs), and the importance of applications and workloads, but just as important, people and processes in a defined strategy. The CIO's consideration of how the network will be planned, deployed, and managed for increased technology, operational, and business security, agility, and flexibility will be paramount for success.
This IDC white paper discusses high-level networking trends, the impact those trends will have on enterprises, and the requirement for leveraging third-party services expertise for successful implementation of a network-driven digital transformation strategy. This white paper also highlights the capabilities of Wipro, a global systems integrator with expertise in network strategy, design, integration, and operational best practices worldwide.