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Infonetics: Enterprises’ Network Demands on a Collision Course with Budget Reality



  Infonetics: Enterprises’ Network Demands on a Collision Course with Budget
  Reality

Business Wire

BOSTON -- July 1, 2013

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its Network
Equipment Spending and Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey,
which explores enterprises’ top networking initiatives, budget priorities and
growth, investment drivers and barriers, and vendor preferences.

ANALYST NOTE

“Our latest enterprise survey uncovered a solid outlook for network equipment
spending, driven by the ever-growing demands placed on network infrastructure.
But not all is well: there is a disconnect between the growth in network usage
and enterprise budgets, and cost containment is one of the top priorities over
the next year. Vendors who can solve this challenge are best positioned to
take share in this $27-billion-a-year market,” advises Matthias Machowinski,
directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.

NETWORK EQUIPMENT SPENDING SURVEY HIGHLIGHTS

  * On average, respondent organizations spent around $2 million each on
    networking equipment in 2012
  * Enterprises’ top 4 networking-related initiatives over the next 12 months
    are beefing up security, adoption of cloud architectures/services,
    virtualization of IT infrastructure and cost containment
  * Respondents plan to slightly throttle WLAN expenditures this year,
    correspondingly increasing router and switch outlays
  * Company headquarters are the top investment focus, but those surveyed
    intend to ramp branch office spending as they seek new opportunities for
    post-recession growth
  * Survey respondents rate Cisco the top networking manufacturer overall, but
    the big IT suppliers – IBM, HP and Dell – have beefed up their networking
    capabilities and are battling for the #2 position

ABOUT THE SURVEY

For its 23-page network equipment spending survey, Infonetics interviewed 210
North American organizations that have at least 100 employees about their
networking equipment, plans and purchase considerations over the next year.
The survey provides insights into networking initiatives, budget priorities
and growth, investment drivers and barriers, and vendor preferences. Vendors
named in the survey include Alcatel-Lucent, Aruba, Avaya, Brocade, Cisco,
D-Link, Dell, HP, Huawei, IBM, Juniper, Linksys, Motorola, Oracle, Netgear,
VMware and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics:
http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED RESEARCH

  * Infonetics’ June Enterprise Networking research brief:
    http://bit.ly/13ayjs8
  * Data center equipment takes hit in 1Q13; Citrix gains on F5
  * 16G Fibre Channel comes back strong in 1Q13
  * Doubling year-over-year, PBX-based video systems keeping enterprise video
    market afloat
  * Enterprise router market starts 2013 on a down note
  * WLAN gear sees rare down quarter
  * Cisco takes early lead in 100G Ethernet switches
  * Ethernet switch buyers willing to take a second look at alternative
    vendors

UPCOMING MARKET FORECASTS, SURVEYS & SCORECARD

Download Infonetics’ market research brochure, publication calendar, events
brochure, report highlights, tables of contents and more at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  * Enterprise Networking and Communication Vendor Leadership Scorecard
  * Enterprise Routers - 2Q13 Edition
  * Ethernet Switches - 2Q13 Edition
  * Enterprise Telepresence and Video Conferencing Equipment - 2Q13 Edition
  * Wireless LAN Equipment and WiFi Phones - 2Q13 Edition

INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming
webinars, view recent webinars on demand or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  * Preparing Enterprise Networks for a Wireless Multi-Device World (View on
    demand)
  * SDNs and NFV: Why Operators Are Investing Now (View on demand)
  * Architecting Wireless LANs for a BYOD World (Sept. 25: Sponsorships
    available)
  * Evolving Routers for a Cloud-Based World (Sponsorships available)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3335

N. America (East), Midwest, L. America: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3395

EMEA, India, Singapore: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44
755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research
and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader
in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world
regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize and compete effectively.
View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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Contact:

Infonetics Research
Matthias Machowinski, +1-408-583-3363
Directing Analyst, Enterprise Networks and Video
matthias@infonetics.com
Twitter: @infonetics
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