The Net: too slow for business?

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The Net: too slow for business?

Internet performance simply isn’t high enough to support business by applications service providers, or ASPs, and the situation is not likely to improve in the near future, according to a recent study.

Northeast Consulting Resources, Inc of Boston said the growing complexity of Web pages and increased network delays will reverse the improvements made in Internet performance over the last four years.

The study found that while the average download time of basic business Web pages has been cut in half since 1995 – despite a 120 percent increase in page size – overall delays within the Internet have become significantly higher, due primarily to the increasing number of routers.

The findings are bad news for ASPs, which promise to deliver enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management applications.

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