.0"> NetRule 4.0
For IT managers who face the dilemma of a shrinking IT budget and a growing demand to add more bandwidth, Analytical Engines updated network performance simulation tool is worth a look. NetRule can help prove the effectiveness of a range of solutions, enabling managers to confidently choose a workable, cost-effective plan.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The longer its used, the more effective network expansion becomes, ensuring that infrastructure investments fully support organizational computing needs. Produces simulation results quickly; serves as a good network design tool. Lacks tool to import content from inventory packages; configuring simulation runs can be difficult. Analytical Engines Inc., McLean, Va.; (703) 287-8720; www.netrule.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // NetRule should do away with the caprice that characterizes far too many network build solutions by replacing budget-bargaining, professional-opinion-based designs with technically based plans that are more likely to meet business needs.