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What Networx and Whitesnake have in common

How is a telecom contract like a 1980s hair-metal band?

In the case of Networx, it's because the platform was carried over from the model used in the 1980s, according to one attendee of  the Integrated Technology Service Networks Services Conference. The comment was a response to Karl Krumbholz, director of network service programs at the General Services Administration, who asked a panel of government officials and industry executives their thoughts on the Networx telecommunications contract and the overall transition from the old FTP 2001 system to the more modern platform.

In addition to the comparison to bands lke Whitesnake and Cinderella, Krumbholz got a range of answers. Some were supportive and others were blunt:

  • An enabler.
  • Comprehensive.
  • Modernization.
  • Potential.
  • Frustration.
  • Mature distributed offering.
  • Transformational.

We are pretty sure that if the setting had been less formal, some of the responses might have been more ... colorful. 

Tell us the word you associate with Networx. Or tell us about the time you went to a Whitesnake concert.

Posted by Matthew Weigelt on May 10, 2011 at 12:55 PM


Reader Comments

Thu, May 12, 2011

Why do we have to pay $20,000 per month for broadband from Networx when business acquires equal coverage/service for one tenth as much? Non Networx acquired access is available for hundreds a month not thousands.

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