9 Bandwidth Hogs: Reality Vs. Myth
January 28, 2013 10:06 AM Which user activities are actually eating up your bandwidth and clogging the network, and which can you ignore?
Online Video: Reality
The growing number of video services delivered online -- from YouTube to Netflix to Amazon and so on down a long list -- are "by far the largest bandwidth user," said Bourque. In workplaces, there's the added rub that an employee streaming or downloading copious amounts of video might also be shirking job duties -- unless those duties actually involve large amounts of online video. The burden that video places on resources isn't likely to abate soon, either: "The video segment will be the single most demanding bandwidth application [going forward]," Bourque said.