The network is the lifeblood of the organization. Email, VoIP communications, files, and other data zip back and forth throughout the network infrastructure. Of course, over time equipment gets worn out or becomes obsolete and changes have to be made to the network. If you were dealing with your own lifeblood- replacing your heart or rerouting some damaged arteries- you can bet that you would want to have an extensive plan for how to execute the change, as well as some idea of how to abort the mission or fix things if the operation doesn’t go according to plan. You need to put the same diligence into planning a change to the corporate lifeblood. This article from SearchNetworking addresses the considerations you should take into account before embarking on a change to the network infrastructure, as well as how to test to ensure everything is operational, and how to develop a backout plan should anything go wrong.