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scalable

Expandable. Referring to hardware or software, the term is a popular buzzword in the IT world. A "highly scalable" device or application implies that it can handle a large increase in users, workload or transactions without undue strain.

There May Be a Price
Scalable does not always mean that expansion is free. Extra-cost hardware or software may indeed be required to handle more work. Nevertheless, scalability is a positive feature of a product that is sold to fast-growing companies, because it implies that growth can be accommodated without having to make major changes or learn new procedures. See scale.
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Iometrix invites all leading vendors to participate in this first industrial-grade 802.11 test, which will concentrate on three distinct areas of critical interest to large wireless deployments in the corporate space: scaleability, roaming and security performance.
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"With no legacy network to upgrade, WINfirst has the freedom to build a unique broadband network in terms of its reliability, scaleability and bandwidth capacity," said Christin Flynn, program manager, Carrier Convergence Infrastructure, The Yankee Group.
These pieces must be viewed from a number of perspectives and a variety of implications must be considered that include their mutual relationships, scaleability, and reusability.
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