Six Reasons Why CES Should Scare the Hell out of Network Administrators

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HP's Zvr Virtual Reality System - Bandwidth

While users will undoubtedly look at systems such as the new HP Zvr and say "cool," network managers will scream bandwidth limitations. HP states that "users interact seamlessly with a high-definition 3D stereoscopic display combined with full-motion parallax and direct interaction, delivering an intuitive user experience with lifelike realism." Something tells us that this technology trend makes the bandwidth issue of employees watching YouTube at work the least of IT's problem. The trend of high-production, high-bandwidth usage technologies taking over the workplace is a very real possibility in coming years.

Held in Las Vegas annually, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) stands as a symbol of what is possible in technology. CES has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years — a global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. And 2015's show was no exception.

Networked homes, more capable wearable devices, wireless entertainment and even your own personal drones were at the head of the list for 2015. While the tech geek is busting at the seams with anticipation, the network administrator is scared to death. All of this technology results in bandwidth hoarding, security vulnerabilities and compliance concerns for IT departments.

In this slideshow, Ipswitch, a software and service provider, explores the technologies emerging from CES with the most potential to disrupt the business and network. If you're a network administrator, these six trends should have you concerned.

 

Related Topics : Blade Servers, Business Integration, Ethernet, LAN, Network Protocols

 
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