Pure wired is passe, wireless is way to go: HP networking expert

26th October 2013
Pure wired is passe, wireless is way to go: HP networking expert
BICSI India District Conference October 25 2013 ( Photos: Anand Parthasarathy/ IndiaTechOnline)

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