Enterprise Networks Are Much Slower Than Home Systems: 10 Reasons Why

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2013-08-05

Bandwidth is a major expense for most enterprises, comprising about a quarter of an average IT budget. Despite this, employees are only allocated an amazingly paltry 41K bps on average on the company network—a fraction of what they generally use at home, which often can be anywhere from 1M bps to 10M bps or more. This naturally causes consternation for employees who have high expectations for Internet connectivity based on their in-home experience and are frequently frustrated by their in-office experiences. This also affects employees negatively when it comes to both daily productivity and morale. This type of frustration also is often the case for consumer connected devices, which have been more advanced than enterprise-supplied equipment for the last decade or so. Many data center managers believe enterprises need to do something about this condition. Here are 10 common bandwidth pain points and how to deal with them on the company network. Our key resources for this slide show are Andrew Lochart, vice president of marketing and Products at network optimization software provider Mobolize, and eWEEK reporting.


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