Friday, 18 August 2017

Where Should You Focus Investment in Your Projects?

A Knowledge Network Article: Juniper Networks, Inc.
Monday 20 October 14

All network, telecom and security projects require the investment of resources, both human and financial. Acquiring hardware and software is of course a major investment, but the investment in the planning and operations that go around the equipment is in many ways just as important, and may turn out to be the bulk of the project. This requires a depth of skills and experience that many organizations do not possess, and they are needed only for the period of the project. Bringing in outside assistance is an extremely cost-effective way of ensuring project success. Such consulting resources are available from many sources; independent consultants or the product vendor can be a good source of such expertise, but in many cases a well-qualified Network Integrator or Value-Added Reseller (VAR) will be your best choice since they can put together a multi-vendor solution and provide consulting on the ensemble. It is important, however, that the integrator or VAR be accredited by the vendors that are part of the solution…

All network, telecom and security projects require the investment of resources, both human and financial. Acquiring hardware and software is of course a major investment, but the investment in the planning and operations that go around the equipment is in many ways just as important, and may turn out to be the bulk of the project. This requires a depth of skills and experience that many organizations do not possess, and they are needed only for the period of the project. Bringing in outside assistance is an extremely cost-effective way of ensuring project success. Such consulting resources are available from many sources; independent consultants or the product vendor can be a good source of such expertise, but in many cases a well-qualified Network Integrator or Value-Added Reseller (VAR) will be your best choice since they can put together a multi-vendor solution and provide consulting on the ensemble. It is important, however, that the integrator or VAR be accredited by the vendors that are part of the solution…

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