Interop Attendees Strong Despite Sluggish Economy

Interop Attendees Voice Optimism in IT Economy in Network Instruments® Survey

May 20, 2009 – Las Vegas – With only 22 percent of organizations having experienced IT department layoffs, Interop attendees expressed steady optimism in the face of a sluggish economy. The onsite survey of 100 network engineers and IT executives attending Interop found:

· 67 percent of IT departments did not experience layoffs in the last year. The outlook for IT is expected to be consistent with only 25 percent expecting layoffs in the next 12 months.

· 31 percent continue to roll out new technologies

· Budgets were actually expected to increase by 3 percent on average

“It’s good to see IT organizations less affected by recession than other departments,” said Charles Thompson, product manager for Network Instruments. “The network has become a more integral component in conducting business, making it less likely to be the target of budget cuts. Companies that cut IT dollars risk reducing productivity and competitive advantages they may enjoy.”

To arrange an interview:

Charles Thompson and other Network Instruments representatives are available at Interop for interviews at the company’s booth (#2243). Interviews can also be arranged through Stephen Brown at 952-905-4077.

About Network Instruments

Network Instruments, a leading provider of innovative analysis solutions, helps organizations and enterprises ensure the delivery of business-critical applications on their networks. The company’s monitoring and reporting products provide comprehensive visibility into networks and applications to optimize network performance, speed troubleshooting, and assist long-term capacity planning. Network Instruments solutions provide integrated enterprise-wide reporting and back-in-time investigation capabilities for troubleshooting networks. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis with sales offices worldwide and distributors in over 50 countries. For more information about the company, products, and technology, please visit www.networkinstruments.com.

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