Organizations have come to depend on their data networks as a basic necessity to keep the doors open and the lights on. The network has become a utility: It is a basic assumption of staff members that it is something that's always there, all the time.
Although the analogy to power and water utilities may seem appropriate, networks are inherently different. Installing bigger pipes when demand begins to exceed supply is not sufficient. The shift in organizational IT usage from primarily desk-bound data entry personnel to mobile knowledge workers and the growing use of higher-bandwidth applications, such as video conferencing, are driving the need for more efficient and effective enterprise networks.
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