Bangalore, October 26 2013: The networking industry must prepare and respond for tectonic shifts in the months to come -- or fall by the wayside, suggested Prakash Krishnamoorthy, Country Manager, Hewlett Packard Networking. In a hard hitting speech yesterday at the annual India District Conference, of BICSI the global organization of the IT Services industry, he said the industry -- for long a business that revolved around structured and wired cabling -- cannot afford to ignore the customer's increasing preference for wireless: "Pure wired is passe".
Legacy networks stifle innovation and collaboration, Krishnamoorthy added, "they are at breaking point; they lack the ability to provide security in an increasingly virtual environment."
"Take your organization from 'passive' to 'passive + active' -- the route is through Software Defined Networks (SDN)", he suggested.
In his keynote, independent Management consultant Jangoo Dalal seemed to anticipate what Krishnamoorthy was to say, by remarking that there was a mismatch between what the networking industry was offering and what customers wanted.
Besides Ketan Kothari, India Chairman and Ninad Desai, Secretary, BICSI India, speakers included Bharat Dhanraj and Manjunath Kamath of Digisol on Network Infrastructure management; Sarvesh Mishra and Rahul Bisen of Schneider Electric on Smart Home Solutions; Rajesh Shenoy of Belden on Data Centre Cabling Evolution; Rohit Agrawal of Corning Cable on Optical Trends for Data centres; Vishal Goyal of Fluke Networks on WiFi Network design; Chandrashekar G of Panduit on Hi-speed networking; K Ganesan of Topnet on Data Centre energy costs and Venkatesh Babu K S of 3M on Passive optical LANS. https://www.bicsi.org/regions.aspx?l=1372