Answering questions such as these is fundamental to organizations' leveraging their infrastructure investment.
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Are assurances around customer delivery metrics being promised, and must they be met?
Or, even more simply, is that telephone being deployed sitting on the CEO's desk or the janitor's?
And they most certainly aren't interested in hearing why their point-of-sale systems are offline or why a manufacturing plant has had to shut down.
So before IT professionals can expect to deploy business-critical applications across their networks, they need to be sure that the network is business-critical ready.