This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
The business of SDWAN - from the top down
Why would any one want to change from legacy wide area networking to
software defined wide area networking (SDWAN)? See the above infographic
for more details about the technology. There needs to be a business
reason for it and not a technical one. Techies, the type who don't create documentation,
tend to solve problems bottom up. The technology is chosen first, then
there is a retrofit of underlying processes to fit with that technology,
and finally the business is coerced to wave the wand at the newly
acquired widgets. This engagement model is the reason why so many
projects around technology fail to deliver on the business value. Simply
put the problem that is being solved is not one underpinning business.