adjudicate

verb (used with object)adjudicated, adjudicating.

1.

to pronounce or decree by judicial sentence.

2.

to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially.
verb (used without object)adjudicated, adjudicating.

3.

to sit in judgment (usually followed by upon).

We leverage control at our network edge to adjudicate among competing demands during resource constraint.

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Consortium

nounplural consortia 

 [kuh n-sawr-shee-uh, -tee-uh

1.a combination of financial institutions, capitalists, etc., for carrying into effect some financial operation requiring large resources of capital.
2.any association, partnership, or union.
3.Law. the legal right of partners in a marriage to companionship and conjugal intercourse with each other.

Ossify

verb (used with object)ossified, ossifying.
1.to convert into or cause to harden like bone.

verb (used without object)ossified, ossifying.
2.to become bone or harden like bone.
3.to become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, opinions, etc.:

a young man who began to ossify right after college.
Origin
1705-15; Latin ossi- (stem of osbone + -fy
Synonyms: fossilized, hardened

The result is that most new ideas from the net- working research community go untried and untested; hence the commonly held belief that the network infrastructure has “ossified”.