Zero Latency. It seems that since Gartner coined the term in 1998, many industry pundits have latched onto it as a catch phrase to describe the ideal new information technology (IT) infrastructure. Zero latency is a concept whose time has come, but what does it mean and can it be implemented?

Simply put, zero latency means that, in theory, there is no time lapse between receipt of critical information and the ability to analyze and act on that information. Such real-time analysis will be critical to the survival of organizations in today's global networked economy.

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