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New iPad will stress networks and BYOD policies in Malaysia

AvantiKumar | April 13, 2012
Brocade study shows that respondents expect impact to their campus local area networks.

Brocade Malaysia - Sean Ong

PHOTO - Brocade Malaysia country manager, Sean Ong.

Networking solutions provider Brocade's new study shows that many campus local area network managers expect significant impact to bring your own device (BYOD) policies and network stresses when Apple releases its new iPad in Malaysia shortly.

Brocade Malaysia country manager Sean Ong, speaking in mid-March 2012, said the company's study of 120 IT decision makers expect the new iPad and other mobile devices to increase network traffic on campus local area networks (LANs). "Some of the study highlights show that almost 40 percent of respondents say their employees already use mobile devices to access their campus LANs regardless of an official BYOD policy."

More than 30 percent of respondents expect that the immediate impact of the new iPad, which is the third version, will significantly increase network traffic, said Ong. "In addition, 65 percent of the respondents said they have invested in campus LANs since 2009 to address tablet and smartphone usage."

He said that 60 percent of the respondents said their organisation relies on networking solutions from multiple vendors to achieve their goals. "Regardless of whether companies have official BYOD policies, mobile device proliferation signifies the potential for a dramatic rise in campus LAN traffic in the years to come. To continue to prepare for this and other IT advancements that will impact the performance of campus LANs, Brocade recently unveiled its vision for The Effortless Network."

"This vision is based on the new Brocade HyperEdge technology, which is designed to deliver new levels of automation and simplification of the campus LAN lifecycle -- with significant cost savings and investment protection. Brocade also introduced two additions to the Brocade ICXTM switch family to support the company's advancements in campus LAN technology," Ong said.

Brocade's survey of 120 IT decision-makers was conducted from Tuesday, 28 February 2012, through Monday, 5 March 2012, via Zoomerang.


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