Basketball Tournament Leads to Network Madness

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It's Network Madness, Baby!

Click through for findings from a survey on the anticipated impact of the NCAA tournament on corporate network resources, conducted by TEKsystems.

Yes, it's that time of year again – time for our favorite college basketball teams to compete for top honors in the NCAA tournament. Not so long ago, you would likely have found coworkers gathered around the television watching their local team play during work hours. While this might have had some impact on those workers' productivity for that timeframe, overall, the business probably didn't feel the strain. Now, just about every game is streamed in real time over the Internet, leading to both work productivity slowdowns and, more importantly, network slowdowns that jeopardize the entire business.

TEKsystems, a leading provider of IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise and IT services, recently released findings from a survey on the anticipated impact the games will have on corporate networks. The survey results represent the views of more than 350 IT professionals, including help desk support analysts, developers, systems administrators, database administrators, network administrators and others.

"As previous studies indicate, the NCAA basketball tournaments impact worker productivity, but they also have technological side effects, mainly an increased concern for security and bandwidth availability," said TEKsystems Research Manager Jason Hayman. "While the tournaments may be great for company culture, they may be a 'bracket-buster' if IT professionals don't put in place some safeguards for the optimal and uninterrupted performance of their network."


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