Higher Priority for IT Security
This review focuses on recent developments in the LAN (local area network) cable market. More widespread use of new application technologies is placing greater strain on the IT (information technology) resources of enterprises, so that pressure to upgrade existing networks increases. Security is becoming an even higher priority for IT managers. In this context, “security” refers to issues such as maintaining the integrity of a business’s core operations in the event of a major incident and protecting systems against penetration by external hackers.
Firstly, this review looks at general developments in the IT sector, including the increasing importance of data centres and co-location facilities. Then it considers how these developments are affecting the market for structured wiring systems, and the impact on the competing solutions offered by different suppliers. Finally, there is a discussion of cables offering added security in a very specific way: cables that have enhanced fire survival characteristics.