What drives our customers to seek an alternative to the traditional, copper-based LAN? To start, for many, network management is a time-consuming process that requires IT staff to physically travel across a campus - or even a city - to make moves, adds and changes (MAC) to the network at a specific telecom closet. Imagine what it would be like if the IT manager didn’t have to do that and could manage the entire network from the comfort of his or her desk.
The 2014 HIMSS Leadership Survey found that the top three priorities for the healthcare industry are information security, leveraging IT to improve clinical care and financial viability. The industry has lacked one solution that can address all of these challenges – until now.
The solution is to upgrade a hospital’s technology backbone – aka the local area network (LAN).
Traditionally based on old, legacy copper-based networking, hospitals are now turning to fiber optics, or Optical LAN, to meet current and future IT needs. In line with the findings of the HIMSS survey, Optical LAN is:
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