GOAL or METRIC: 8.98% of total IT spend or less
RATIONALE: The data network is the backbone of the data center, and is a critical component of how it performs. But it is easy to over-engineer. So one metric of efficiency is how much an organization is spending on running the network. Gartner says the average cost worldwide is 8.98& of revenue, so the goal of an organization should be to meet or beat that.
SOURCES: Gartner Data Network metrics