The goal of this paid IDC presentation is to provide service providers, equipment vendors, and end-users with insight into how the networking and telecommunications infrastructure sector will change during 2010 and beyond.
"The network continues to be a strategic enabler of market disruptions. From network-based business to communications tools that make customers, employees, and partners more productive and happier. Economic hardship will certainly be felt by the networking market, but networks increasingly provide the conduit to new opportunities as well. Market forces affecting the telecommunications and network infrastructure markets have changed rapidly over the past year. The financial crisis and corresponding credit market collapse have forced enterprises of all sizes to realign spending priorities. Companies have had to take proactive measures to shore up their balance sheets. This has put unprecedented burden on network infrastructure providers."