Source: Aberdeen Group - Boston

Unchained Networks Improve End-to-End Performance by 56%

Best Wireless Network Integration Practices Documented in Aberdeen's Latest Study

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) -  Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), recently announced availability of its latest research study on the integration of wireless and wireline networks, Unchained: the Wireless Imperative in Network Integration. The study reveals that the Wireless LAN's (WLAN's) essential role in a well-integrated mobile strategy has emerged as a defining characteristic of top-performing organizations.

Over the prior 12-month period, the study found that top performers (as measured across multiple performance criteria) decreased the time required to resolve business problems by 39%, 3.25 times the improvement of all other survey respondents; while they improved application response time over the network by 37%, 28% more than all others. End-to-end WLAN performance improved by 56%, 2.8-times that of all others; while LAN performance improved by 52%, 2.6-times all others.

"Top performing IT organizations deploy 802.11n Wi-Fi® pervasively in the organization, while ensuring that the network has a fast wireline core and the entire network infrastructure is centrally managed as a coherent IT asset," said Andrew Borg, senior research analyst, wireless and mobility, Aberdeen. "With the performance and security of the WLAN capable of meeting or exceeding that of wireline network, it now makes good business sense to deploy 802.11n pervasively throughout the organization."

The study also found that consolidation of WLAN and LAN management from a central location enabled a 'single point of view' of performance and security, an essential element in improving operational efficiency, network throughput, data security, and an improved experience for the end-user.

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