Future of Enterprise Networking
Tomorrow's enterprise network
The last track on Day 3 was on the Future of Enterprise Networking.
The objective of the presentations made in this track was to determine the right
mix of components to ensure robust, scalable and secure 24x7x365 connectivity.
They looked at the core components that act as building blocks for enterprise
networks, and how the network of the future would converge to provide multiple
voice, data and video services.
Alok Shende, Director, Technology Practice, Frost & Sullivan India, gave
a talk on the future of enterprise networks. The session highlighted the trends
that are set to drive enterprise networks of the future. He talked about the
technologies and business drivers that would play a critical role in enterprise
networking, and the need to develop a blueprint for future-proof networks. He
also highlighted a number of strategies in order to develop the blueprint.
J Ramesh Babu
J Ramesh Babu, Business Development Manager, Enterprise, Cisco
India & SAARC, spoke about building future-proof networks. The session aimed
to provide a technology and strategic perspective on building networks that
are robust, scalable and secure. It covered strategies to build converged, wireless
networks, make networks scalable to handle more traffic, and ensure network
security for seamless transactions.
A practical approach
Sunil Gujral, VP, Technologies, Wipro Spectramind, made a
presentation about a practical approach to building enterprise networks. This
was essentially a case-study session that focussed on the best practices adopted
by Wipro Spectramind for building future-proof networks. He shared his companys
strategy to build a scalable, secure, networks; various cost analysis and design
challenges; ways to incorporate new technologies like convergence and Wi-Fi;
pitfalls to avoid; and technical and management issues that companies are likely
to face along the way.
The presentation was one of the brightest in the entire event. Gujral's candid
recollection of the mistakes he made, and the subsequent lessons he learned,
was an eye-opener to many CIOs in the room. He received an extended round of
applause for his efforts.