Enterprise Networking: Google Apps, Facebook Devour Enterprise Network Bandwidth
Palo Alto Networks, a network security company, used its firewall appliances in 347 volunteering organizations to track Web application usage and reports some surprising statistics. So-called Enterprise 2.0 applications such as Webmail, IM, social networking, VOIP, file sharing and other tools led to all-time bandwidth consumption highs. The most popular were social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as Google Apps such as Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar and Google Wave. These apps flourished even in heavily regulated industries such as health care and financial services. In this slide show, eWEEK takes readers through some of key findings in Palo Alto Networks' report.