Who Needs Gigabit Ethernet?

July 2006
Business Communications Review;Jul2006, Vol. 36 Issue 7, p6
Trade Publication
The article focuses on issues regarding the use of Gigabit Ethernet. The connection was made by Gartner analysts at one of the firm's recent symposia. It cost more than $10 billion, which only includes LAN gear, IP phones and other ancillary items required to optimize and take advantage of the Gigabit bandwidth. However, these upgrades fail to serve users because companies' operations have changed. It is suggested for manufacturers to design networks that map to actual user requirements in order for businesses to recoup substantial capital dollars that can be redeployed in areas where they actually make a difference.


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