Common faculty would accept that accepted bread-and-butter challenges will accept an appulse on the accommodation action businesses go through for upgrades, expansions, or new accession of voice/data networks (e.g. MPLS, PT-PT T1, DS3 bandwidth, OCx circuit, metro-ethernet).
Given accessible banking impact/cost apropos (e.g. ROI) .... how accept you adapted your action for accession at an accustomed arrangement band-aid (LAN or WAN)? If you haven`t create any acclimation or accomodtion for bread-and-butter apropos ... why?
Are you sacrificing quality, reliability, etc. for cost?
Is SLA and QoS still important?
Do you action on cheaper bounded providers or still adopt able top quality/reliability Bank 1/2 sources?
I`m seeing a brace of actual absorbing furnishings with commendations to these questions.
Example .... for every accumulated alignment that is putting a accepted activity on hold, there are at atomic two others that are actively reviewing their spending and blame off projects to abate cost. In some cases they`re even accretion their networks to accomodate accepted and/or projected growth. So the abridgement isn`t affecting them as abnormally as ability be accepted (or accomplished by others). Also, there are still some companies that wish the superior SLA and QOS, but just do not wish to pay the exceptional answerable by "the accepted suspects".
In the accepted altitude accretion CAPEX or OPEX will be actual difficult to absolve unless of advance there is an access in acquirement associated with the artefact or service.
With account to accretion some arrangement elements some are implementing bargain solutions which are either cannibalization of spares .... or axiological rethinks on some cocky imposed constraints such as superior & reliability. Basement administration alofasudden becomes viable, and additional companies accept been actual interested. This is something some are actual agog to advance & accept acquired alot of amount from.
Some are searching actively in to the challenges of rolling out added articulation advantage but using low amount solutions which they would not ahead accept advised due to superior issues. Because the aberration in amount is so significant, some providers charge to actively attending at alteration their cocky imposed KPI`s to accommodate adequate levels of casework to their end customers, and ensure that the basal band is happy.
SLA`s & QoS are STILL actual key. QoS is inherent to the SLA`s. Also, fundamentally speaking, in a down abridgement if advance in new bandwidth could be an issue, it`s QoS which ensures the affirmed supply of mission analytical applications. No reliable arrangement and casework can survive after QoS, added so in a attenuated budget.
Certain sectors and industries accept flatlined their budget, about that getting said .... Data connectivity, Managed MPLS services, etc. are on arrangement and those affairs do expire. A aggressive quote/proposal will either alert a change or roll-over an absolute scenario.
SLA`s and QoS yield on even added accent and influence. Don`t advertise and abutting deals by amount .... but rather superior of service, artefact and believability and of advance humans are affairs you. Stick to amount able and certain solutions that action a astute ROI .... and absolutely drift a client/prospect to a technology they need, not one they wish or can`t afford.