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Managing Network Agility and Digital Diversity is Essential for IT teams in 2019

By Sharon Hunneybell - VP, Communications

It’s that time of year when every research organisation and tech magazine is sharing their top trends for 2019.  When it comes to IT Infrastructure and Operations Management trends, the focus is on catering for larger, more diverse networks and ensuring security and compliance as more and more ‘things’ are connected to an enterprise network.

According to Gartner’s Top 10 Trends Impacting Infrastructure & Operations for 2019 Network Agility (or lack of?) and Digital Diversity Management should be key focus areas for this year.

Network agility (or lack of?)

Moving forward we will continue to see our networks underpinning critical business processes across a broader range of connected devices.  Network teams over the past few years have been focused on increasing availability but to ensure future success the focus needs to go beyond this and on to how all network operations can be performed at greater speed.  RPA and building greater network agility that delivers automation and orchestration is key to success in this area.

“Network teams must collaborate heavily with other business units as new opportunities in 5G and edge computing arise”

As cloud-based infrastructure becomes more prevalent and the scale of ‘things’ and endpoints increase, networks will need to evolve to cope with the increased stress that it will create on the network.

Digital diversity management

When Gartner refers to Digital diversity management, they are not talking about people, but rather the growing combination of new, obscure and ageing assets and technologies that are now being utilised within modern organisations.

”The importance of identifying, discovering and monitoring those that directly impact or support the business cannot be understated”

Maintaining accurate inventory and ensuring visibility and management of assets are major challenges that will emerge between 2020 and 2025.

What can I do to get ahead of the trend?

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