Stories by Deb Mielke

IP and the WAN: the time is now

With all of the choices companies have in telecomms products, services and strategy, coupled with stringent economic conditions, it’s sometimes easier to do nothing than to make a change for the better. The problem with the do-nothing approach is that, although seemingly risk-free and comfortable, it does nothing to accommodate the rapid changes taking place in applications (knowledge management, CRM, supply chain integration and more), storage (IP storage-area networks), and computing and middleware (blade servers and grid computing) — all of which are based on TCP/IP.