Cloud Computing

If automation is the end game, then machine-enabled automation is a winning hand

Moving to cloud-based networking with network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) demands new ways to enable operations and service lifecycles across hybrid networks. The ability to operate and orchestrate the network through machine learning and artificial intelligence, combined with automation is a key requirement to delivering on the promised business benefits of network […]

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IoT: Bridges and the bronze medal

In 2018, the word “connected” is used in every industry – be it personal, manufacturing, mobile or global. The image of connected conjures thoughts of technology making people and things more accessible. In the case of IoT, the purpose is to provide insightful information that enables individuals and organizations to make higher quality decisions. What […]

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The race to scale network virtualization through automation is accelerating

Moving to cloud-based networking with network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) demands new ways to enable operations and service lifecycles across hybrid networks. The ability to operate and orchestrate the network through machine learning and artificial intelligence, combined with automation is a key requirement to delivering on the promised business benefits of network […]

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VR and AR Are Precursors to the Next IT Mega Trend: Simulations

Virtual Reality (VR) has had more investment thrown at it pre-revenue than any other consumer play in history. Some analysts project a market of tens of billions by 2020. I believe it will happen, but not before the market stumbles for years because most of what will be tried will not stick in a lonely […]

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Accelerate digital transformation with Cloud

Digital disruption is here and it’s happening across all industries!  Cloud is accelerating the transformation to a new Digital Economy …. This is especially true in the Telecommunications Industry, where we are witnessing a colossal digital shake up, as over the top (OTT) digital giants and new startups are upsetting the status quo. These digital […]

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Cloud Based Networking: the Digital Disruption Continues

Service providers are rapidly taking up plans to shift to gain the advantages of the cloud in the world of the network. Cloud based networking using NFV/SDN technologies allows for the speed, performance, and innovation of the cloud to transform the business of networking. However, setting up a new function or service in a virtual […]

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Moving towards Edge Computing

In this article I look at the emerging area of Edge Computing: how the compute power of decentralised Edge devices will be open and not only run apps, store content and data and host virtual networks, but also enable new and novel experiences by being autonomous and able to collaborate with each other. The ‘Edge’ […]

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Creating Infrastructure Agility

Today, service providers are encountering ongoing pressures to cut costs while dealing with growth in data.  Pressure on profits due to increase cost of delivering growing data from Over the Top (OTT) providers continues to create a shrinking opportunity.  Service providers need to be able to shift services and drive digital innovation of new services […]

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The Case for the Hybrid Cloud Approach

Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are moving to the Cloud to meet a variety of objectives. Chief among them are (1) shifting costs from fixed capital to operating expense, and (2) responding faster to business opportunities and threats. Some CSPs want to handle their variable workloads by using elastic computing capacity.  Others seek to try out […]

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Network and Cloud: SDN and NFV 101

At last year’s Mobile World Congress, AT&T outlined their plans for their network of the future: the ‘User-Defined Network Cloud’. AT&T and others are basically starting to apply Cloud to the Communications Network.  The motivation is simply to reduce cost and increase flexibility of the network. The underlying capabilities being used to apply Cloud to […]

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Machine-to-Machine M2M – the ‘Next Big Thing’

Two years ago this month I published the first of a series of articles outlining Machine-to-Machine M2M [1]: M2M or Internet of Things is not new; many industries over many years have been connecting physical infrastructure such as trains and electricity networks to computer-based monitoring and control systems the market is expanding because several trends […]

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Reinventing the CSP enterprise: Growth plays for today

Changes driven by market, regulatory, and economic megatrends in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry expose new opportunities for CSPs. As industry value chains are disrupted, one megatrend is IT as a service. A two-sided business delivery model can enable CSPs to capitalize on the IT as a service trend. By 2020, the majority […]

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