Trends Report

The Top 10 Trends In IT Networking, 2023

August 23rd, 2023
With contributors:
Lauren Nelson , Glenn O'Donnell , Audrey Lynch , Diane Lynch


Cloud, IoT, and virtualization have injected massive changes into every part of the network infrastructure, including design, deployment, and maintenance. The expectations, metrics, and skills of networking professionals have evolved significantly as well. Enterprises are increasingly relying on the network; for many, it’s becoming a business asset, and business outcomes are driving network design. The network market hasn’t gone through many radical changes, even when ethernet came on the scene — but major change is just ahead. This might be the most exciting time ever to be in IT networking. This report lists the top 10 trends in networking and explains what they’ll mean to you.

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