New technology advances are often met with great enthusiasm and can lead to broad-based increases in user productivity. It is often harder to foresee the challenges introduced when organizations move into second- and third-generation deployments, in which they frequently find themselves managing a heterogeneous environment of equipment purchased at different times and often from different vendors.
Many of today's IT organizations are faced not only with the challenges of managing such a hodgepodge of legacy network infrastructure but also with the problems posed by introducing wireless networking into their environments.
A number of businesses are turning to unified wired and wireless (UWW) offerings to meet these requirements. UWW offerings enable a holistic approach to managing an organization’s network infrastructure and promise to reduce the time and effort required for network diagnostics, troubleshooting, and day-to-day network management and maintenance tasks.
To determine the return on investment (ROI) associated with the implementation of an HP ProCurve UWW network solution, IDC conducted a study of eight organizations world wide that have successfully performed HP ProCurve UWW implementations and are running the solution in their production environments today. This paper gives the results.
Sponsored by: HP ProCurve Networking