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Handwriting on the WAN wall

One of the more vexing issues facing network managers today is how to cost-effectively tweak a WAN to keep up with the rising number of remote workers and increasing reliance on branch office activities and technology capabilities. On the one hand, companies are trying to centralize IT and network operations to maintain costs and simplify operations. On the other, there is an effort to provide more operational autonomy to branch offices, as they become the 'frontline' conduits for mission critical information and access to customers and suppliers.

Network managers are striving to keep up with the rising number of remote workers and increasing reliance on branch office activities and technology capabilities. On the one hand, companies are trying to centralize IT and network operations to maintain costs and simplify operations. On the other, there is an effort to provide more operational autonomy to branch offices, as they become the 'frontline' conduits for mission critical information and access to customers and suppliers. Editor Tim Scannell blogs about this trend.

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This was last published in June 2009

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