Flattening the Curve to the Next Normal: The Role of the Digital-Native Network

Flattening the Curve to the Next Normal: The Role of the Digital-Native Network

This IDC Market Perspective looks at the role of network transformation as an enabler of IDC's "Five Stages to Enterprise Recovery." With a recession on the horizon, CEOs are at a decision point — to follow the same course of cost cutting as all previous recessions have dictated or to flatten their own organization's recessionary curve by leveraging technology. The digital-native network can play an important role in the journey to recovery."Accelerated digital transformation will play a decisive role in organization's efforts to flatten the curve," said Jan Hein Bakkers, research director, European Enterprise Communications and Collaboration at IDC. "However, there can be no digital transformation without network transformation. The Future Enterprise will need a digital-native network."

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Executive Snapshot
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Outlining the Five Stages to Recovery
Where Are Most Organizations Generally at this Point?
The Role of WAN Transformation in the Road to Recovery
Stage 1: The COVID-19 Crisis with Business Continuity as the Leading Business Priority
Stage 2: Economic Slowdown with Cost Optimization as the Leading Business Priority
Stage 3: Recession with Business Resiliency as the Core Driving Force
Stage 4: Return to Growth with Targeted Investments as the Key Business Driver
Stage 5: The Next Normal — Comprised of Future Enterprises
Advice for WAN Solution Providers
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