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dlr5288
dlr5288
9/28/2017 3:15:28 PM
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Re: Key Questions
I agree. I hope they made their own decisions based on what they found out. Sales people can be tricky and use tactics into persuading people in their direction.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
9/25/2017 8:38:02 AM
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Re: Key Questions
@Mike:

Very true. and those are the ones that tend to fail easily. Some companies are just adapting things for peer pressure or to catch up the race instead of evaluating how certain technology will help for their specific business. That due diligence is mandatory for companies prior to jumping in.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
9/15/2017 2:35:39 PM
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Some dodging around here
There was a lot of downplaying of employee fears for their jobs by asserting the not-actually-truism that raising productivity and efficiency results in more and better jobs in the long run, and that the people pushed out are necessarily the second-raters who can't adapt.  

It's not actually a single meritocratic pyramid, and as technology changes a business may -- often does -- employ fewer people while delivering more and better products. Classic example would be that the Pittsburgh metro area produced about as many tons of steel in 1990 as it did in 1950 -- and much more of it was high-priced specialty steel -- but went from 500,000 to 1,500 actual steelworkers in the same time; or consider Al Gore's gaffe in the 2000 presidential campaign in Seattle, when he talked about job losses at Boeing (24,000, mostly due to a trade deal) being "offset" by job gains at Microsoft (which at that time didn't yet have 2,500 employees).

Employment is not a vast tournament to determine who the people with a worthy combination of merit, attitude, and adaptability are. It's more like a game of musical chairs; individually, being alert and quick (and lucky) improve your chances of getting a chair, but the rules of the game, not the players, determine how many chairs there will be. SDX, like many technologies before it, has a high likelihood of replacing 100 serviceable wooden stools with six leather self-heating Barcaloungers.  That's going to be nice when the music stops -- for six people. For the other 94, not so much.

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faryl
faryl
8/31/2017 8:51:50 PM
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Re: Key Questions
I'd hope that the people in the decision-making roles do some background research on their own instead of just relying on what a salesman tells them. But those buzzwords & catch phrases are definitely persuasive- I guess that's why they use them!

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dcawrey
dcawrey
8/31/2017 4:20:49 PM
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Re: Key Questions
Make sense, given WAN is in need of a software (and hardware) upgrade. 

One has to wonder: Will this become all software in the future? It just might happen. 

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
8/31/2017 2:58:22 PM
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Re: Key Questions
SD-WAN seems to be the entry point for a lot of businesses. Busiinesses "get" the savings and the flexibility of SD-WAN. The telcos say other SDN related services will follow. 

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dcawrey
dcawrey
8/31/2017 11:29:23 AM
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Re: Key Questions
There is all this promise with SDN. I just have to wonder whether or not salespeople are telling the right narrative, if when they are trying to sell this technology to companies they are telling them this is still REALLY new. 

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Mike Robuck
Mike Robuck
8/30/2017 4:57:49 PM
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Re: Key Questions
Me too. It reminded me a bit of businesses that felt they had to get into the cloud without knowing the use/business cases first. 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
8/30/2017 3:42:50 PM
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Key Questions
I really like the way he explained the four key questions that every company need to answer before considering to adapt SDN. That should help to assess their needs and expectations prioio to jump on it without doing proper due diligence to make sure the move wll add value for them.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
8/30/2017 3:19:58 PM
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SDN Do For You
I think that SDN/Software Define Networks can offer networking security and many other new ideas and solutions they can can up with to make it accessible for us and them.

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