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New technologies to reduce size of SCS market by 2017: FTM Consulting

FTM Consulting has announced the release of its latest study, “The Post-PC-Cloud Computing Era SCS Market Report.”


July 5, 2012  


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FTM Consulting has announced the release of its latest study, “The Post-PC-Cloud Computing Era SCS Market Report.”

“We are entering a new technology era, which will cause major changes to the enterprises’ networks,” said Frank Murawksi, president of the research firm based in Hummelstown, Pa. “This change will impact the SCS (structured cabling systems) market in a negative way.

“Post-PC implies that PCs are no longer the network’s primary access device. Rather smartphones and tablets are increasingly being used to access the enterprise’s network. A popular buzzword, BYOD (bring your own device), allows employees to bring their own mobile devices to access the enterprise’s network. 

“The other technology is cloud computing, whereby computing resources are provided, as a service, rather than a product, by third party service providers.” 

According to Murawski, these two technologies are changing the enterprises’ network architecture resulting in a major change for the structured cabling system required to support the new network architecture. 

His analysis indicates that copper cabling and fiber cabling will be affected differently, with the net result being the reduction in the SCS market size and growth. Growth over the five-year period will decrease from 4.6% to 3.3%. 

Further information on the study is available at www.ftmconsultinginc.com.