TheInfoPro Networking Dashboard
Insight based on one-on-one, in-depth interviews with a proprietary network of the world’s largest buyers and users of IT
TheInfoPro Networking service provides market data on technologies, industry opportunities and trends in the networking market. The source of the market intelligence is a series of one-on-one interviews with pre-screened decision-makers spanning the Global 2000 and MSEs. This service is designed to help today’s IT professionals, technology providers and institutional investors make informed decisions to improve the efficiency and profitability of their businesses. Learn More...
Vendors should understand the impact of modern technologies on enterprise networks so they can offer products that alleviate network pressures and enable networking professionals to foster a proactive approach to capacity and performance management.Nikolay Yamakawa
Calling anything an existential threat to Cisco in the short term is ignoring the company's dominance in nearly every meaningful network technology today.Daniel Kennedy
The UC arena is dominated by Cisco, with Microsoft and Avaya offering significant contending options. Other players fall behind for 'in use' implementations. Some users choose to combine products from different vendors to get the best of all offerings.Nikolay Yamakawa Daniel Kennedy
Intrusion-detection and -prevention systems have the unusual distinction of being a mature and highly penetrated security technology (80% in-use at large enterprises), and yet at the same time a highly contested one among the leading vendors.Daniel Kennedy
This survey of perimeter security solutions crosses over to the Information Security Study, looking at technologies the network manager will have his or her hands in.Daniel Kennedy
As the total number of interviews for the 10th Networking Study passes the century mark, some early trends are emerging. Notable among these signs is the relative positivity of networking budgets in 2013.Daniel Kennedy
10-Gigabit Ethernet continues to grow, with networking managers using the performance upgrade as a precursor project to business initiatives such as unified communications rollouts.Daniel Kennedy
Amid shifting technology trends, layoffs and missed financial expectations, Cisco remains the most mentioned networking provider in TheInfoPro's current Networking Study.Daniel Kennedy
Only 3% of current customers we interviewed for the Networking Study stated they were definitely considering a switch away from Cisco's products. The top reason for switching is product functionality, cited by 40% of interviewees.Daniel Kennedy
Reflecting the large size of interviewees' enterprises, a plurality reported that their network consisted of 50 or more discrete sites (43%). The other extreme occurs at the bottom, with 29% reporting between one and 10 discrete sites.Daniel Kennedy
When it comes to measuring the networking team's efficiency, defining applicable metrics is not always easy for large and midsized enterprises. Almost a third, or 30%, do not have formal measures, while those who do most commonly use availability.Nikolay Yamakawa
The SDN space is at the early stages of development, but Cisco has already outlined its vision of Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) that enterprises will be able to take full advantage of in 2014.Nikolay Yamakawa
Unified communications sits atop the voice and video category, as well as much of the study's technologies as a whole, ranking fourth in the overall Heat Index.Daniel Kennedy
The first half of 2013 shook up the mix of leading content delivery network vendors, with Akamai replacing Cisco as king of the hill.Nikolay Yamakawa
Network managers identified mobile devices as having the greatest impact to their network performance in 2013, with the need to support unified communications and server virtualization also having significant effects on network stability.Daniel Kennedy
Extreme Networks continues to build up its competitive stance against larger vendors by complementing its current offerings with the acquisition of Enterasys.Nikolay Yamakawa
According to self-selected ratings by network managers, two vendors emerged as having both positive Promise and Fulfillment index scores: F5 Networks and Aruba Networks, primarily around their solutions for application delivery controllers and wireless.Daniel Kennedy
Almost one-third of enterprise networking teams have undergone changes in organizational structure within the past 12 months, according to TheInfoPro's Wave 10 Networking Study.Nikolay Yamakawa
Capturing networking professionals' adoption plans, projected spending and vendor short-lists, the in-depth roadmap covers four technologies including: Ethernet LAN, WAN routers, ISPs/carriers, firewalls, and SSL VPNs. In prior studies, this research appeared in the Technology Roadmap report.
Capturing networking professionals' adoption plans, projected spending and vendor short-lists, the in-depth roadmap covers 17 technologies including: 802.11ac next-generation wireless, WAN optimization, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 100 Gigabit Ethernet, FCoE, IPv6, CDNs, software-defined networking, NAC, virtual networking, converged infrastructure, and I/O virtualization.
Capturing networking professionals' adoption plans, projected spending and vendor short-lists, the in-depth roadmap covers six technologies including: data access monitoring, network-based application performance management, network fault monitoring, CMDB, and dynamic bandwidth allocation or provisioning. In prior studies, this research appeared in the Technology Roadmap report.
Allowing comparison of all 33 technologies tracked in the study, this high-level reference contains the Technology Heat Index, the Adoption Index, leading vendor tables, overall technology roadmap and spending charts. It also indicates what is included in the more detailed reports based on each technology segment covered in the study.
Capturing networking professionals' adoption plans, projected spending and vendor short-lists, the in-depth roadmap covers five technologies including: unified communications solutions, IP video conferencing, telepresence, VoIP desktop/client software, and session border controllers. In prior studies, this research appeared in the Technology Roadmap report.
Summarizing IT professionals' assessments for each of 10 vendors, this report profiles individual vendors based on spending, vulnerability and ratings on 14 categories. Time series are included. In prior studies, this research appeared in the Vendor Profile series of reports.
TheInfoPro's unique Market Window uses IT professionals' ratings of vendors on 14 separate criteria to calculate scores for Vendor Promise and Vendor Fulfillment, allowing comparison of vendors' effectiveness at strategy, marketing, delivery and execution. In prior studies, this research appeared in the Vendor Performance report.
This report allows you to compare IT professionals' spending intentions and loyalty ratings for 10 vendors. In prior studies, this research appeared in the Vendor Performance report.
Benchmarking networking environments and organizational efficiency, this report contains metrics such as the number of sites in a network, number of internal and external employees, and networking team structure. In prior studies, this research appeared in the Industry Profile.
Networking professionals describe how 2013 looks for budgets, projects and pain points with time series charts to give perspective to the coming year. In prior studies, this research appeared in the Industry Profile.
Compiling open-ended commentary from in-depth interviews with networking professionals, you hear the direct 'voice of the customer' discussing technology, their industry and the future of this sector.
Designed for IT professionals, this report captures highlights from the complete study, and provides business intelligence in the form of technological roadmaps, budget trends, voice-of-the-customer narratives and vendor spending plans and performance ratings.