Date Added: Jul 2010
Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization for application delivery can help organizations solve myriad issues with remote and branch offices. Because applications reside in a centrally managed data center and are delivered over an optimized WAN, all employees have access to the same standardized software. This means that satellite locations can be more closely aligned with centralized IT strategies. The number of redundant technologies running in individual branch offices can be almost eliminated. Also, IT management at remote sites can be greatly simplified. For instance, IT can support and maintain just one centralized e-mail server at headquarters rather than keeping up with separate equipment and individual e-mail applications at each satellite office.