10 Essential Features When Choosing a Connectivity Solution

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2015-10-15

Enterprise and consumer-oriented technology is all about speed. It wasn't always that way; at first, it was about reliability–getting a document or a packet of information from one place to another safely, and all in one piece. Sometimes that was a triumph in the 1980s and 1990s. Reliability is still important, of course, but back in the old days of client-server computing, we didn't know how "fast" fast was going to become. With the advent of ubiquitous broadband, leaner software, fast processors, improved network pipes and new-generation application accelerating software, we're getting spoiled about how fast data can be moved and integrated. The upcoming Internet of things (IoT) market will make this sector even more important. It's an interesting and important space; competitors include Progress Software, Acxiom, Wind River, Riverbed, Interactive Data Corp. and several others. Larger companies, such as HP, Oracle, Dell, EMC, Cisco Systems and IBM, also have their own versions. Here are 10 features an IT administrator should consider when buying a connectivity package.


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