VoIP is the most likely application type to have deployments delayed due to third-party network concerns, according to a survey of IT managers.

The report by Apparent Networks found that 73 per cent of respondents also said VoIP was the most common application to stress their networks.

Of the IT managers surveyed who said they delayed an application deployment (36 per cent), 61 per cent said they had delayed a VoIP application.

Unified communications and video delivery applications were the next two most commonly cited for delays in deployment.

Jim Melvin, Apparent Network’s president and Chief Marketing Officer, said the report, The State of the Path, provides an interesting insight into the issues causing network managers to delay their deployment of next-generation applications.

Writing on the Apparent Networks blog he said the survey, which targeted hundreds of network managers, found that network concerns outside of managers’ control are slowing application deployments, especially for VoIP and Unified Communications.

"Apparent understands that network managers are completely on board with these next-generation technologies, but they are not confident enough in the third-party network performance necessary to make these technologies meet their performance requirements," he said.

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