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Network One-Liners

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 7, 2016  |  Submit a Comment

The most important things in life are often quite simple, and this certainly applies to networking… So, here are nine network one-liners (slogans perhaps) for a total of less than 70 words… should take only 25 seconds to read, but a lifetime to perfect…

  1. Luck is the residue of design (Branch Rickey)
  2. Don’t outsource network design
  3. Complexity is the enemy of availability (and security).
  4. What’s tactically right may be strategically wrong.
  5. Just because we can doesn’t mean we should.
  6. That’s the way we’ve always done it” is a really bad answer…
  7. Your network vendor is not a strategic partner
  8. Never confuse “less bad” with good.
  9. No matter how beautiful the strategy, we should occasionally check the results (Winston Churchill)

Regards, Andrew

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Andrew Lerner
Research Vice President
4 years at Gartner
19 years IT Industry

Andrew Lerner is a Vice President in Gartner Research. He covers enterprise networking, including data center, campus and WAN with a focus on emerging technologies (SDN, SD-WAN, and Intent-based networking). Read Full Bio




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