Responding to the increasingly acute focus on the Internet, Compaq have launched a network consulting and integration initiative with the intention of capitalising on commercial expectations associated with attaining and maintaining cutting-edge networks amidst the rapidly changing face of technology.
With the adoption of the Internet, intranet, Extranet and general bandwidth-intensive applications into business methodology, Compaq has recognised the opportunities in the market for the rapid development and installation of progressive network technology. The alacrity of change within the network sector is also conducive to Compaq's desire to provide an entire network solution, including maintenance and management within the framework of the new network services initiative.
Endeavouring to tame the fast pace of change apparent in the IT industry, Compaq has expanded its partnership base to contribute to the network initiative. New allies include BMC Software, Entrust Technologies, NetScout Systems, Nortel Networks and PicturTel.
Broken down into four distinct objectives, comprising Internet network services, network transport, management and security, Compaq is offering a series of new services in Australia. Next Generation Networks CIO Workshop, Next Generation Network Audit, Baselining and Assessment Services, Directory Enabled Networks, Planning and Implementation Services for Microsoft Site Server Unified Messaging, Voice over IP pilot Service, Video Conferencing and Collaboration Solutions are all available immediately.
Compaq is hoping to expand on its original plan by adopting a similar strategy of network service provision for the public network and telecommunication sectors later this year.
Ultimately, Compaq is anticipating the network integration and consulting arm of its business will install and manage a convergence of networks including voice, data and video that encompasses the enterprise, public and home environment, a space that industry analyst The Yankee Group estimates will be worth $US52.7 billion in 2002.