If there’s one thing nearly all federal IT workers can agree on it’s that their network environments are extremely complex and getting more so. Managing complexity is one of the top three network management challenges faced by all agencies according to a recent report by MeriTalk and sponsored by Brocade. Agencies with the most complex networks are three times more like to experience frequent disruptions that hamper their ability to deliver on mission.
What do federal workers see as being the root cause of the complexity? Well, it’s complex – just look at the diverse responses that were given to that question in the survey:
The Federal Simplicity Report identifies which inefficiencies plague agencies most frequently, how reduced network complexity can remedy these problems, and offers recommendations on how to navigate the network complexity maze. The report also takes a look at solutions federal IT workers see as being most conducive to mitigating complexity.
So why is reducing complexity so important for your agency? Not only is it critical if agencies are to meet their missions, but a majority of survey respondents also believe that unchecked complexity will stifle innovation and ratchet up the costs of doing business for, and with, the federal government. One of the first suggestions that federal IT workers offer to reduce complexity is to move to open, non-proprietary standards.
To find out what other solutions federal IT workers suggested for reducing complexity and improving IT operations, download a copy of the Federal Simplicity Report from MeriTalk and Brocade. Click here…