Lee Doyle

Lee Doyle is principal analyst at Doyle Research, providing client-focused targeted analysis on the evolution of intelligent networks. He has over 25 years’ experience analyzing the IT, network, and telecom markets. Lee has written extensively on such topics as SDN, SD-WAN, NFV, enterprise adoption of networking technologies, and IT-Telecom convergence. Before founding Doyle Research, Lee was group vice president for network, telecom, and security research at IDC. Lee holds a B.A. in economics from Williams College.

Full network automation isn’t ready, but current tools can still help

Choose flexible edge deployments carefully

Choose flexible edge deployments carefully

Each edge-computing deployment has very specific requirements, but since the need for edge applications over time may shift, it’s important to find an architecture that works now but is flexible enough to meet future needs.

Remote access needs strategic planning right now

Remote access needs strategic planning right now

COVID-19 triggered what’s likely to be a permanent increase in work-from-home employees, so IT pros should start work on a better remote-access architecture, perhaps the secure access service edge (SASE).

CBRS wireless can bring private 5G to enterprises

CBRS wireless can bring private 5G to enterprises

Citizens Broadband Radio Service could be a boon for enterprise mobile edge computing and help supplement wireless coverage where Wi-Fi falls short.

Game changers at the branch: Wi-Fi 6, 4G, 5G plus SD-WAN

Game changers at the branch: Wi-Fi 6, 4G, 5G plus SD-WAN

The growing use of cloud services is changing the pattern and the volume of branch-office data across the WAN, but wireless cellular services along with the intelligence of software-defined WAN can help keep traffic and costs in line....

IT pros need to weigh in on that ‘sassy’ security model

IT pros need to weigh in on that ‘sassy’ security model

The secure-access service edge (SASE) model developed by Gartner ties into SD-WAN, edge computing and SD-Branch, so it warrants attention from networking teams.

SD-WAN in 2020: 6 trends to look for

SD-WAN in 2020: 6 trends to look for

In evaluating SD-WAN, IT pros should look for better security, manageability and support for SaaS, but also check whether technology providers are likely to be acquired or perhaps close-up shop.

White-box switches yield initial savings but pose challenges

White-box switches yield initial savings but pose challenges

Integrating white-box switches into multi-vendor environments presents management and support issues.

Tight Wi-Fi integration is key to successful SD-Branch

Tight Wi-Fi integration is key to successful SD-Branch

With Wi-Fi an essential part of branch-office network access, its security and management needs to be fully baked into SD-Branch platforms.

When private 4G LTE is better than Wi-Fi

When private 4G LTE is better than Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi remains the most prevalent wireless technology in enterprise networks, but private 4G LTE cellular technology, and soon 5G, can be the answer in specific use cases involving remote and mobile deployments and high-capacity needs...

When to use 5G, when to use Wi-Fi 6

When to use 5G, when to use Wi-Fi 6

5G is a cellular service, and Wi-Fi 6 is a short-range wireless access technology. Each has attributes that are useful in specific enterprise roles.

SD-WAN: 10 essential considerations

SD-WAN: 10 essential considerations

SD-WAN offers cost savings, improved reliability, security and more.

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