-24"> Catalyst 2950T-24
Ciscos Catalyst 2950T-24, a stackable fixed-configuration 10/100M-bps switch, has two integrated 1000T Gigabit-over-copper ports for uplinks to Gigabit aggregation switches. Except for the Gigabit interfaces, the 2950T-24 is a run-of-the-mill, very able workgroup switch.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Even organizations that go to a Gigabit backbone are going to need switches such as the Catalyst 2950T-24 for some time to come. Easily managed with Web-based tool. Fixed-configuration ports limit integration with Fibre Channel-based networks. Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif.; (800) 526-7208; www.cisco.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // This switch should make it a snap to get 10/100M-bps Ethernet networks hooked up to Gigabit over installed copper wires.