Technology Megatrends Are Shortening Network Life Expectancy

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Of the known security vulnerabilities discovered, four of the 10 most prevalent were new. Three of these have a “high severity” rating, and one has a “critical” rating.

Tip: These findings underscore the need for organizations to ensure that their IOS patch management processes are comprehensive, and that they regularly screen for security vulnerabilities.

A recent study by global IT services provider Dimension Data showed that nearly half of all enterprise networks will be obsolete within five years. This is due to the fact that many corporate networks predate current megatrends such as mobility, bring your own device (BYOD), virtualization and pervasive video, which are rapidly consuming network capacity and capabilities. Representing a 38 percent increase over 2010 data, the state of the enterprise networks assessed during 2011 indicates the growing velocity of these technology trends.

In this slideshow, Dimension Data highlights key data from the study, which resulted in its 2012 Network Barometer Report. The annual report, based on the results of technology lifecycle management (TLM) assessments conducted by Dimension Data across hundreds of organizations worldwide, summarizes enterprise adherence to network best practices, potential security vulnerabilities and the end-of-life status of network devices. This year’s report includes findings from nearly 300 TLM assessments completed throughout 2011.


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