Benefits (and Detriments) of Standardizing Network Equipment in a Global Organization

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Tue Dec 27 01:55:07 UTC 2016


On Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:36:10 -0500, Chris Grundemann said:

> A global hospitality organization with 100+ locations recently asked us how
> to weigh the importance of standardizing infrastructure across all their
> locations versus allowing each international location to select on their
> own kit.

The first question that comes to mind is:

Does the organization have any centralized IT, or is *that* done by
each location?  The procurement directives need to be coming from the
group that actually does day-to-day support of each location, or the
resulting culture clash will cause issues....
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