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Organisations Beef up Their Network Architectures

MEDIA RELEASE: 2 JULY 2014

Organisations Beef up Their Network Architectures to Support Enterprise Mobility And Cloud
Dimension Data reports a 30% growth in wireless business in the last 12 months


New data published by Dimension Data, the USD 6 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, reveals that while organisations continue to invest in pervasive wireless connectivity at the edge of their networks, they are also starting to invest in the access network infrastructure needed to support this wireless connectivity.

This is one of the findings in Dimension Data’s Network Barometer Report 2014. First published in 2009, the report was compiled from technology data gathered from 288 technology assessments covering 74,000 technology devices in organisations of all sizes and all industry sectors across 32 countries. In addition, data was gathered from 91,000 service incidents logged for client networks that Dimension Data supports.

Raoul Tecala, Dimension Data’s Business Development Director for Networking says: “In last year’s Network Barometer Report, we argued that enterprise mobility will necessitate an evolution in the access switching network architecture – from being largely wired, to mostly wireless infrastructures.
“What we’ve seen over the last twelve months is a continued growth – approximately 30% – in wireless business. But we are now also seeing an upgrade in the access switching infrastructure to support wireless connectivity. For example, the percentage of gigabit access switch ports increased from one-third of all ports last year to just under half (45%) this year. Also, the percentage of switches that support 10 gigabit uplinks increased from 11% to 23%. And there was a much smaller increase in the percentage of ports that support power-over-Ethernet: from just under half last year to just over half this year.

“The other interesting fact is that much of the access switch upgrades are occurring where the installed device still has several years remaining in its product lifecycle. So while networks are generally getting older as organisations tend to sweat their network assets for as long as possible to save costs, organisations are upgrading their networks when the need for specific new features becomes more pressing.

“For example, if an organisation requires greater bandwidth to support pervasive wireless connectivity thanks to a host of new mobile devices brought into the workplace by employees, they would have no choice but to refresh those devices sooner,” explains Tecala.

Click here to view the infographic summary of the Network Barometer Report 2014.


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About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group.www.dimensiondata.com

About the Dimension Data Network Barometer Report
The Network Barometer Report 2014 presents the aggregate data gathered from Dimension Data’s Technology Lifecycle Management Assessments conducted for clients around the world in 2013.
It also contains data provided by its Global Service Centres which relates to service incidents logged for client networks that Dimension Data supports. The data is compiled, analysed, compared and interpreted to gauge the readiness of today’s networks to support business.

About the Technology Lifecycle Management Assessment
This ICT assessment service from Dimension Data discovers installed assets on the network, identifies their lifecycle statuses, determines maintenance coverage, and flags potential security vulnerabilities. The Assessment ensures that organisations don’t expose themselves to unnecessary risk, by assisting with the alignment of their IT infrastructure to configuration, security, and patch management best practices. The Technology Lifecycle Management Assessment is automated and is not based on a survey.


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