IT Networks Keep Getting Older

IT Networks Keep Getting Older

Old SchoolOld School

51% of all network devices are now aging or obsolete, up from 35% in 2010.

On Your Own …On Your Own …

27% are now in the later stages of the product lifecycle, to the point where vendors start reducing support for the device.

Top Causes of Network IssuesTop Causes of Network Issues

Human error: 26%, Telecommunications failures: 22%, The environment: 15%, Hardware failure: 14%, Asset capacity: 9%

Relatively HarmlessRelatively Harmless

Only 16% of issues are caused by device failures.

Power PlayPower Play

51% of all ports support power-over-Ethernet, roughly the same as in 2013.


45% of access switch ports support gigabit Ethernet, up from 33% in 2013.

An Upward TrendAn Upward Trend

23% of access switches support 10-gigabit uplinks, up from 11% in 2013.

Compromising SituationCompromising Situation

74% of devices experienced a software bug or security vulnerability which required an identification through extensive lab testing and research, up from 38% in 2010.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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