Don’t Let Complex Networks Ground Your Operations

Forbes | April 25, 2017

By Dr. Mike Lloyd, RedSeal CTO

The Wall Street Journal recently wrote (paywall) about the fragile nature of airline IT infrastructure. They highlighted the way that a single point of failure, such as a failed router, can ripple out to impact global operations. This can happen to any of us when we can’t track which objectives depend on particular technology pieces in our complex environments.

While the WSJ article pinpointed the problem in one specific industry and characterized it as an issue with “aging” technology, the problem is both more widespread and subtle than that. Working at RedSeal, I get to see inside the networks of many different types of organizations — civilian, military, global, tiny. One thing they all share: complexity.