As March Madness rolls around, IT Operations are going to be under significant pressure to keep application performance and SLAs at an acceptable level. Research suggests the amount of high-bandwidth activities on company networks is on pace to increase drastically:
A new study from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a provider of outplacement services, suggests that 2.5 million people will spend 90 minutes a day watching basketball during March Madness. Challenger estimates that with private-sector workers earning an average of $23.29 per hour, employers will end up paying distracted workers about $175 million over the first two full days of the tournament alone.
You can read more here: March Madness Comes to IT