Reliability reputation impacts Getgear..
From my experience of last few years (home networks) I've had two ProSafe switches die at 18mo and spare ones (boxed new) DOA on opening to use. I've now dumped rest of kit as unreliable/unsage (security) and told everyone I know, why.
Not that any listens to me re IT amongst my friends (glazed expressions)
Oh, and by the way, "impacts" is in the title as a protest :
1. improper use when "affects" is better description
2. if everything is IMPACTED the word loses significance and er..impact
3. journos in supposedly upmarket newspapers and TV stations who should know better, have taken to throwing about