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9 Bandwidth Hogs: Reality Vs. Myth

Which user activities are actually eating up your bandwidth and clogging the network, and which can you ignore?
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Once upon a time, that graybeard application we call email would have cracked the list of top bandwidth hogs. But although it might still cause productivity headaches, it has moved down the list of problem areas from a network perspective. "Email is now a distant bandwidth user. Whether we talk about [on-premises] or cloud-based solutions, email simply does not require the bandwidth that other types of applications require," said Bourque. "Even if email was the number-one data producer a few years ago, video is now king."

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sjacks982
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sjacks982,
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1/29/2013 | 12:38:42 AM
re: 9 Bandwidth Hogs: Reality Vs. Myth
The article is Network hogs not Internet hogs. Most SMBs have fractional T1, ADSL, MPLS, frame relay, etc. (Asynch DSL: upload speed lags download) or Cable (quoted in "burst" download speed; upload speed lags download). POTS Voice is 8KB/s and example Windows Live Meeting 350 kbps for video (50 kbps min). Most routers now have QOS options. (We throttle user Internet access to match Modem throughput.) NETWORK disruptors are encryption (e.g. VPN slows server) and (multifunction) printers.
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Leo Regulus,
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1/28/2013 | 9:41:45 PM
re: 9 Bandwidth Hogs: Reality Vs. Myth
Information Week only had one important New Year's Resolution this year. '"No Slide Show Articles with out a prominent 'View-as-one-page' link." How's that working out for you so far?
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majenkins,
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1/28/2013 | 6:28:10 PM
re: 9 Bandwidth Hogs: Reality Vs. Myth
Now wait a minute. Video conferencing is only part reality but VOIP is fully reality, sounds a little out of whack to me folks. In addition you listed like 9 potential bandwidth hogs and only 1 or 2 of them you listed as myths so why even bother with the whole myth vs. reality nonsense in you title and just use, watch out for these 7 bandwidth hogs. Of course none of your 7 were any news to anyone so maybe that is why the "myth Vs. reality" teaser.

What a waste of my time, and my companyGÇÖs bandwidth. Oh BTW the you should have included stupid slide show news articles that have to load the ads 11 times as a reality hog in your list.
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