Date Added: Aug 2009
New generations of network equipment continue to be more reliable than previous generations. Meanwhile, the applications running across the network have become more ubiquitous and more demanding. Underlying this cycle, the network has become much more important to businesses of all sizes - including midmarket firms - and in all industries. Driven by the financial crisis, midmarket firms are taking a close look at all budget line items. They demand solutions that provide more than sufficient functionality for their current networking needs and also leave plenty of headroom to scale their network in the years to come, in terms of both bandwidth and functionality. At the same time, they want these network systems to be cost effective to deploy and run.