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Yes, we all have a laundry list of complaints and problems. Please pick the one below that best matches your current worst network problem. If you have one I haven't provided as an option, PLEASE use the Comments section to describe it.
If you have a plan to resolve that problem, sharing that will be MUCH appreciated!
So what options did I miss?
- External influences (you'll have to list them . . .)
- Environment? (It's too hot in your network rooms--or in your cube!)
Something else? Be sure to put that special something else in the Comments Section below!
Budget. Insufficient funds are made available for the need: Resilient/fast circuits, environmental control (cooling, etc.), Power (duplicate/resilient 208V circuits, A-B UPS/Generator, etc.) (14%)12/82
Insufficient Network Analysts / Staff. There's not enough "you" to go around. (8%)7/82
Faulty equipment. Your network is old, needs replacing, upgrading. (2%)2/82
Management. Your good advice is being ignored or postponed due to red tape, nepotism, ignorance, lack of good communications (perhaps on your side, maybe on theirs), etc. (10%)9/82
Security. There's too much of it to get things done in a timely fashion. Too many people or departments have a say in how or what you can do. Reasonable requests are denied without reasonable explanations. (3%)3/82
Vendors. They contact your clients and persuade them to purchase products that are incompatible with your network's capabilities or best practices or security requirements. You're left holding the bag when a department purchases a bad solution and requires you to make it work on the network, resulting in you compromising security and best practices. (0%)0/82
Users. They purchase inappropriate / incompatible technologies, have unreasonable expectations, have poor communication skills, aren't part of the solution--they're part of the problem due to silos keeping you and them from sharing your concerns and needs equally. Some are technophobes, others are over-the-top technofiles who want the bleeding edge technologies simply because they think the latest/greatest is cool and MUST be safe and compatible. (4%)4/82
Application Designers. They design on gig PC's connected to 40 Gig servers across 10G or 40G backbones, for users who have 3 Mb DSL WAN connections. They sell your gig-connected Administration on ideas that won't work across small WAN pipes and expect you to make them work. They build apps that require four millisecond latency or less, and tell you they must run across your 400-mile (one way) WAN pipes. (1%)1/82
Internal Information Technology staff. System Admins, SAN Staff, DBA's, Help Desk, Communications/Telecom, Public Relations, Marketing . . . Some one or group is stressing your team unreasonably. (42%)35/82
I've got an even better / bigger problem, and I'll list it in the Comments section below. (10%)9/82