Effective network architects must be more than technical—they must have a foot in the business world also. Chapter 1 reviewed some of the business knowledge required when designing a network. This chapter examines at a high level how you can use that knowledge to create a custom network design that helps support or even improve the way the company does business. It discusses three common areas where network design and business operations intersect and impact each other:
• Business continuity
Understanding the data flows and business processes used within these three areas of your business will allow you to create a good technical solution to support the company, and also to explain that ...