Written by jj
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
This article by Jennifer Minella originally appeared in Network Computing.
Don’t fall into the vendor trap of buying more than you need. Follow these rules to avoid overspending on your network gear.
We joke about those $200 hammers the government buys, but did you know your organization could be falling victim to the same overspending on network devices? Vendors tend to oversell their customers on the latest-and-greatest technology, often disregarding the customers’ needs and taking advantage of their budgets.
Here are some tips for how to shop for the right switch, and advice to stop overspending on your networking gear. From my experience, following these five simple rules can save you about 60%. (more…)