IRG Press Release – Branch Office WAN



John Katsaros
Internet Research Group
(650) 949-3256


Internet Research Group Initiates New Research Into
Branch Office WAN Communication

Los Altos, Calif., March 12, 2004 – Internet Research Group (IRG) today announced that it is planning to release a new report on branch office communications this April.

“The branch office is one of the most interesting arenas for the evolution of IT and communications technology,” noted Peter Christy, co-founder of IRG and co-author of the report. “Two of the most important initiatives in enterprise IT are (1) cost and complexity reduction and (2) the exploitation of network accessed applications to improve important business processes. The branch office is where you see these initiatives pulling in different directions. It’s a very fertile ground for product and system innovation.”

This new study, titled The 2004 Branch Office WAN Communication Technology Report, will detail the applications, product categories and technologies contributing the most to delivering high-value applications to a distributed workforce, business partners and customers, while at the same time helping drive overall IT 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 high-value applications.”

The study will be available in April, 2004. 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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