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IT Market Clock for Enterprise Networking Infrastructure, 2012

Published: 14 March 2012

ID: G00231326

Analyst(s): David Willis , Bjarne Munch

Summary

Networking infrastructure matures over long periods; however, we continue to see innovation with refresh opportunities. Planners must understand when to seek strategic advantage from new technology options, when to focus on price and when to retire technologies.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • What You Need to Know
  • The IT Market Clock
    • Useful Market Life
    • Commoditization
    • Levels of Standardization
    • Market Life and Commoditization Measures
  • Changes in the 2012 Update
  • IT Market Clock Recommendation Summary
  • Market Background
  • Supplier Landscape
  • Asset Class Profiles
    • Advantage
    • Choice
    • Cost
    • Replacement

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