IRG Press Release – Branch Office WAN2



John Katsaros
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256


Internet Research Group Initiates New Research Into
Branch Office WAN Communication

Los Altos, Calif., July 22, 2004 – Los Altos, California: Internet Research Group (IRG) today announced that it has published its latest new report on branch office IT and communications infrastructure.

“The branch office is one of the most interesting arenas for the evolution of IT architecture, strategy and communications technology,” noted Peter Christy, co-founder of IRG and co-author of the report. “We expect to see the WAN branch office communications infrastructure market to grow from $1.7B in 2003 to almost $5B in 2008. The branch office is where you see critical IT initiatives pulling in different directions. It’s a very fertile ground for product and system innovation, and new business creation.”

This new study, titled Branch Office 2004: The Perfect Storm of IT Issues and Initiatives, details the applications, product categories and technologies contributing the most to delivering high-value high-performance applications to a distributed workforce, to business partners and to customers, while at the same time helping drive overall IT and WAN costs down.

This evolving category of products and services—what IRG calls the Branch Office Subsystems Market—may prove to be one of the most lucrative networking markets in the foreseeable future, according to IRG principal, John Katsaros. “An increasing and surprising large percentage of the enterprise workforce work in “remote” locations and these users are critical participants with emerging business critical applications.”

The study is available now. A prospectus for this study can be found can be found by clicking here.

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About Internet Research Group

The Internet Research Group (IRG) provides market research and market strategy services to product and service vendors. IRG services combine the formidable and unique experience and perspective of the two principals: John Katsaros and Peter Christy, each an experienced industry veteran. The overarching mission of IRG is to help clients make faster and better decisions about product strategy, market entry, and market development. Katsaros and Christy published a book on high tech business strategy Getting It Right the First Time – Praeger, 2005.

Editor’s note: Peter Christy is available to provide background discussion, quotes or references for articles related to network infrastructure and security.

Peter Christy, principal
Internet Research Group
(650) 559-2222 ext 301

John Katsaros, president
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256

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