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Moore’s law holds true as networking chip technology continues to evolve

As networking and computer chips become more advanced, so will the technologies they power.

As networking and computer chips become more advanced, so will the technologies they power.

In 1965, Intel's Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors on a networking chip will double every two years. Here we are – 47 years later – and that prediction still holds true. It has become known as Moore's Law.

As networking chip performance continues to advance, related technologies will in turn become more powerful – capable of things that today are only seen in science fiction movies. Think of the Web as the business world's engine. Whether it is mobile applications, social networking, cloud services or data management, how fast and efficiently one can conduct such business operations helps to determine their standing in industry races.

According to a recent VentureBeat article, technology and networking expert Andy Bechtholsheim predicts that Moore's Law will continue to prove accurate and that in the next two decades we will see an improvement of 1,000 times in the performance of silicon-based chips.

"We are in the Golden Age of networking, driven by Moore’s Law," Bechtolsheim said in his keynote speech at the Linley Tech Processor conference in San Jose, California.

As Dean Takahashi, the author of the article, points out, Bechtolsheim has extensive experience in the field and his predictions should be given significant consideration. In addition to being a co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Bechtolsheim is also the founder, chairman and chief development officer at Arista Networks.

What we can gather from Bechtolsheim's views, and the accuracy of Moore's Law thus far, is that the internet and networking technology are driving forces behind countless organizations worldwide. As they improve, so will the tools at the disposal of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) everywhere.

Understanding how to harness the growing power of these IT assets is the key to reaching the levels of efficiency and productivity needed to outpace the competition. SMB IT support provides companies that lack the necessary internal resources a way to stay informed and take advantage of these technological leaps.