TITLE

P2P 4 The Enterprise?

AUTHOR(S)
Krapf, Eric
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;May2005, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on using peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies of computer networks such as BitTorrent. P2P is only growing. BitTorrent alone accounts for almost one-third of all traffic on the Internet. By its nature, P2P is more suited for consumer applications than enterprise. BitTorrent and similar applications actually perform better as more individuals join the decentralized file-sharing "swarm." P2P applications have to date been something that network managers tried very hard to keep off the corporate network. But P2P could have some positive effects for the enterprise, most obviously for teleworkers and remote offices. BitTorrent and other P2P applications go a little way toward solving the problem that enterprises have mostly tried to work around since the advent of broadband networks. In an enterprise context, P2P could offer remote users a better way to share large files within a workgroup. P2P isn't just about file sharing. One of the most interesting and surprising uses for P2P has been in IP-telephony, on both the consumer and enterprise sides.
ACCESSION #
16971658

 

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