Bland Bankart fights congestion

Bland Bankart has launched a 'pre-emptive strike' against congestion in its corporate wide area network (WAN) that was threatening the IT service it could provide to brokers in its satellite offices. Increased network activity and subsequent bottlenecks were slowing the delivery of applications, such as internet browsing and the main back-office brokering platform, to its remote sites.

"We decided to be proactive", said Stan Hulme, group IT manager, Bland Bankart. "Over recent months we have