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Analyzing The Networking Vendors 2005

Which networking vendors deliver on its promises? We asked customers of the largest networking vendors to evaluate their partners on reliability, performance, price and other criteria.

InformationWeek Research's Analyzing the Networking Vendors report includes the results of more than 623 customer evaluations. Business-technology professionals involved in determining, administering, or managing their organization's enterprise networks evaluated at least one of the following four networking vendors:

  • Cisco
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • 3Com
  • Nortel

The study evaluates customer satisfaction across nine important criteria, including:

  • Best/Lowest price
  • Company stability
  • Network design expertise
  • Network implementation services
  • Product manageability
  • Product performance and reliability
  • Range/Interoperability of product systems
  • Service/Support
  • System security

The results of these customer evaluations as well as networking spending levels, tactics planned for the next 12 months and factors driving convergence are included in this 8-page report. Use this study to understand strengths and weaknesses of networking vendors based upon customer evaluations and also to benchmark your organization's networking plans.

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