Study warns of increased network load
Manama, June 12, 2014
Around 42 per cent of IT professionals believe that major sporting events like the World Cup will have a negative impact on network performance, according to a study by Brocade Communications.
The company's regional director Yarob Sakhnini said while the event was fantastic news for football fans, an increase in media consumption on portable devices raised challenges for those tasked with ensuring a high level of network performance, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
"With millions of eyes watching every kick, every tackle, every goal and every minute of play and replay, the World Cup looks set to become the ultimate network trial, reflecting the challenge businesses face," said Sakhnini.
"In seeking to deploy new and evolving technologies like cloud, Big Data, Machine-to-Machine communications, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and seamless mobility they must avoid scoring an 'own goal'.
"Increasing pressure on networks which, all too often, are still reliant on outdated technology, is proving a significant roadblock to success." - TradeArabia News Service