Network planning is the process of outlining business requirements and growth plans to build a blueprint for connecting computers and other equipment in your company. Thinking through your business needs before jumping into implementation eases the installation process, and increases the likelihood that the network solution you design will match your requirements now and in the future.

Determining how much your business should spend on a network starts with an assessment of how the network will contribute to your business. This return on investment (ROI) analysis shows you the true business value of investments under consideration. An ROI analysis for your network has three components — cost savings, productivity increases, and growth opportunities.

Cost Savings

When assessing the cost of a technology purchase such as a new or upgraded network, it pays to estimate the benefits your company can receive, in order to gauge the value of your investment. This allows you to see your purchase as a strategic investment instead of simply an expense, and ensures that you are comfortable that your business is spending wisely.

Productivity Increases

Along with reduced costs, your business is likely to see productivity gains as a major benefit to implementing or upgrading a server-based network. The ability to turn projects around faster, waste less time on non-income producing tasks or leverage resources across your business effectively can be compelling.

Growth Opportunities

Industrial-strength eBusiness solutions such as eCommerce, Web procurement, and customer relationship management tools can increase the profitability of your business, but they are only available to companies that have server based networks. The potential impact of these types of additional applications should be examined when you are considering a network investment.

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