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Two New Ways to Build a High-Performance Branch Office

Published: 08 February 2006

ID: G00137102

Analyst(s): John Enck, Joe Skorupa , David Willis


As companies extend real-time processes to branch offices, they face challenges when trying to maintain or raise productivity. They must consider what their new processes require when choosing a branch office architecture.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Predictions
  • Emerging Architectures for Branch Offices
    • The Persistent Branch
    • The Persistent Data Center
  • Limitations of the Serverless Branch Office
    • Overcoming Limitations
  • The Emergence of the Branch Office Box
  • Selecting the Right Branch Office Architecture
  • Recommendations

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