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The return on investment (ROI) for any given technology can be justified any number of ways, but in hard times the bottom line rules. Point to productivity improvements from better collaboration, and you'll get a polite hearing. Show hard dollar savings, and you are more likely to seal the deal. WAN optimization technology is often sold on the basis of productivity improvements. Figure out a way to deliver higher performance over the limited bandwidth of a wide area network (WAN), and branch office employees will spend less time watching the hourglass spin on their computer screens while waiting for a report to download. That's nice, and all other things being equal, we'd like to eliminate some of those frustrations and help workers be more productive. But translate that into money saved or earned, and you've got a better business case. Turns out there is a strong b... (more)

Five Reasons for WAN Optimization in the Cloud

Cloud computing is either a revolutionary trend sweeping through the information technology world, or an evolutionary development growing out of longtime trends. Or maybe it's both. In terms of buzzwords, cloud computing carries echoes of many previous technology and marketing phenomena, including network computing, utility computing, distributed computing, and virtualization. With cloud computing, software and more basic computing services like storage or backup are provided "as a service," meaning that they are available on demand, as needed, drawing on a pool of computing res... (more)