Firms Struggle to Tame Capacity, Latency

Despite shrinking budgets, firms still needed to invest in low latency to remain competitive, and have targeted spend in 2008 on managing capacity and monitoring tools to pinpoint sources of latency.

According to a poll during IMD's recent Latency Web Seminar, 86 percent of respondents say that latency and capacity are related issues. As lower latency drives high-frequency trading and data volumes, firms need extra bandwidth to avoid bottlenecks that cause latency (IMD, Dec. 15).

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