The increasing reliance on cloud applications is a reasonable place to look in search of bandwidth hogs. Most likely, it will be the sum total of cloud usage rather than a single app that stresses a network, as with this SMB that had to increase its available bandwidth as a result of a significant shift into hosted platforms. Bourque calls it a "semi-reality" because not all applications are created equal. "It all depends on the apps themselves," said Bourque. "Empirical data must be gathered for each application before performing an educated guess to see if a specific application uses a lot of bandwidth."