I am an IT professional who has inherited an incredibly designed network by a tech for whom I have alot of respect. We have a series of robust dual processor servers (WinNT 4.0)and about 50+ active users. The network is over a campus-like setting with fiber and cat 5 cabling. The disagreement is this: He has put 10 base-t data converters and a 10 base-t switch on all the outlying offices. He has one small 100 base-T switch for which I can pick and chose who I want to plug into it. He claims that giving everyone 100 base-t bandwidth would "bog down" the server(s). I think everyone on the network should be given the same speed, especially with database applications that have been implemented since I've come on board. Does anyone have an expert opinion on this?
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