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Systimax survey reveals downtime a primary concern for network managers

Systimax Solutions from CommScope today announced results of a global research survey conducted among 1,484 IT prof...


January 24, 2007  


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Systimax Solutions from CommScope today announced results of a global research survey conducted among 1,484 IT professionals from 45 countries including Canada.

The report, entitled “Speed and Agility, Performance and Reliability: A Report on Global Enterprise Network Trends,” found that as more employees rely on the company network, the impact of downtime on productivity loss, and ultimately on corporate costs, becomes an increasingly serious issue.

It also discovered that users reported on average 1.9 hours of network downtime a month and found that companies that have deployed higher performance cabling tended to experience lower average downtime.

“The survey demonstrates that most IT professionals suspect that downtime is an issue,” said Fiona Nolan, global marketing director at Systimax.

“They probably have a sinking feeling that money is draining from the company bank account every time a server crashes or a service provision to a key user takes a week to fulfill. Well, we believe they’re right.

“That’s the bad news. But the good news is that the study also shows that professionals who are willing to invest in quality systems are better able to support the evolving networking needs of the company.”

The study also showed that more and more IT professionals are planning to install copper-based Category 6A cabling, while Category 5e cabling is heading for obsolescence.

And, from a fiber perspective, throughout the past five years there has been rapid growth in acceptance of laser optimized multimode fiber as an alternative to traditional multimode and singlemode fiber.

Further information is available at www.commscope.com,