Should CIOs buy-in low levels of networks – a bit of bandwidth from A-B – and then provide everything needed to optimise the performance of the application across the network in-house? Or does it make more sense to buy a managed service from an organisation who’s already optimised these things? These aren’t the only questions. Here are some other issues CIOs should be thinking about – and some answers.
- Identifying the right access and connection routes; how to work out whether Ethernet access, Ethernet connectivity or MPLS connectivity is the ideal choice for their organisation.
- Where should they be managing their IT layers? And when should they be asking an organisation like BT – who manages the IP layers for over 1,400 customers – to handle it for them?
- Using application performance information to make sure they’re providing the best internal service to their customers and to guide the decisions as to when they should be offloading traffic from one use to another.
- Should they be looking to dynamically reduce traffic? Should they be accelerating traffic through pitch points in their network? And how are they going to deal with changing demands on their network?
Answering the network and technology questions: evaluate!
Supply choices are becoming ever more complicated. There are new technologies and new price points coming along which offer many more options for inter-connecting sites to create a network.
To help you overcome these challenges we’ve launched a new tool call the BT Connect IQ eValuator where one of our networking experts guides you through some of the key questions we believe you’ll need to face — and answer — in order to make the right choices for your network.
To find out more about the new networking tools and guidance now available, please click here.