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Survey reveals data networking trends in implementing UC

Avaya Corp. this week released results of a global survey at Interop Las Vegas 2010 that indicate enterprises ...


April 28, 2010  


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Avaya Corp. this week released results of a global survey at Interop Las Vegas 2010 that indicate enterprises today prefer networking solutions that are more resilient, efficient and scalable in supporting the growing bandwidth demands of their communications technologies.

 

The survey, commissioned and conducted independently by Webtorials Analyst Group, examined the campus and data centre networking priorities of global enterprise companies with more than 1,000 employees.

 

Findings revealed that network security, resiliency/uptime, cost management and return on investment were rated most important overall for networks supporting implementation of unified communications.

      

Survey respondents were first asked to consider which attributes of their networks they rated as most important. The top issues were network security (96%), network resiliency – consistent availability/quick recovery from node/link, and failure – (95%), and  network scalability – future-proof architectures/seamless growth and cost-effectiveness – (88%)

 

“These results confirm that in the current economic climate, users are keenly interested in getting the best positive value for a high-performance, secure network that allows the capabilities to be added as needed,” said Steven Taylor, principal analyst at Webtorials.

 

“I have been covering the telecommunications industry for more than 25 years and currently see a dramatic shift in the market away from ‘one size fits all’ network solutions and toward solutions that map to customers’ unique IT infrastructure and needs.”