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posted in July 2016
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Hurdling Digital Transformation Obstacles
Infographics  
7/29/2016   18 comments
While networks are critical for organizations to achieve their digital transformation goals, there are some obstacles that still need to be hurdled.
Start Me Up: AT&T's Khan Details New IoT Developers' Kit
The Digerati  
7/28/2016   17 comments
Khan also discusses how to build an end-to-end IoT platform, and why carriers play a key role in IoT deployments.
Verizon: Ag Ripe for the Picking With IoT
Joe Stanganelli  
7/28/2016   35 comments
Verizon's work in improving agricultural technology is a prime example of how IoT is re-setting the bar.
Seen & Heard: Survey Says APIs Are Booming
Mike Robuck  
7/27/2016   9 comments
A recent survey by IHS Markit reported that the API sector for telecoms has become a big business.
Morawski: Vodafone to Launch NB-IoT Next Year
The Digerati  
7/27/2016   13 comments
In order to work more efficiently with service providers, businesses need to first nail down their IoT goals.
Verizon Betting Big on Yahoo's Assets
Mike Robuck  
7/26/2016   32 comments
During Verizon's second quarter earnings call, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam outlined his company's plans for Yahoo's web assets.
CORD Becomes New Open Source Project
Mike Robuck  
7/26/2016   6 comments
ON.Lab and the Linux Foundation team up to break CORD off of ONOS; Google, Radisys and Samsung join CORD.
AT&T's Rice: ECOMP Reaches Critical Mass
The Digerati  
7/26/2016   19 comments
By putting its virtualization playbook into open source via the Linux Foundation, AT&T believes ECOMP is primed to help the industry.
Vodafone's Morawski Checks IoT's Pulse
The Digerati  
7/25/2016   14 comments
According to Vodafone's recent IoT report, most businesses have a clear target in mind for their IoT strategies.
Seen & Heard: Verizon Nabs Yahoo for $4.83B
Mike Robuck  
7/25/2016   20 comments
Verizon is adding Yahoo's digital advertising to its AOL division.
Seen & Heard: Verizon, AT&T Target Enterprises With NFV
Mike Robuck  
7/22/2016   43 comments
Both Verizon and AT&T announced NFV-related services for enterprises this week, but they are taking different approaches.
ONOS, ONF Debut Leaf-Spine Design for Central Offices
Mike Robuck  
7/21/2016   8 comments
The new leaf-spine 'fabric' looks set to play a key role in the Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) open source initiative. is a key element of the CORD initiative.
The State of Digital Transformations
Infographics  
7/20/2016   17 comments
This infographic looks at some of the digital transformation verticals and the initiatives that are driving them.
Seen & Heard: AT&T, Orange Team Up on Open Source & SDN
Mike Robuck  
7/20/2016   6 comments
Among other items, AT&T and Orange will collaborate on APIs that will simplify and speed up virtualized services.
Barrett: SD-WAN Another Brick in CenturyLink's NFV Wall
The Digerati  
7/19/2016   14 comments
Eric Barrett provides more details on CenturyLink's recently launched SD-WAN service.
ROADS to Agile Digital Operations
Conversations with Huawei  
7/19/2016   45 comments
All ships rise with the implementation of Open ROADS for agile digital operations.
Survey: 40% of Businesses Aren't Ready for Digital Transformation
Mike Robuck  
7/18/2016   14 comments
While 86% of the senior decision makers from various business sectors said that digital transformation would play a key role going forward, 40% are unprepared.
Verizon Reveals IoT PaaS Analytics Strategy
Joe Stanganelli  
7/18/2016   22 comments
While Verizon isn't providing a lot of specifics about its plan to use big data analytics on its IoT platform, the telco is ramping up its hiring efforts.
Verizon Smart Platform Co-Opts the Dumb Pipe Threat
The Digerati  
7/15/2016   12 comments
Verizon serves up APIs and other tools that help TV stations publish content to social media and other outlets.
CenturyLink's Barrett on Why Customers Are Clamoring for SD-WAN
The Digerati  
7/14/2016   9 comments
CenturyLink took a multi-tenant approach to its SD-WAN offering.
How-To: Creating an IoT Platform Strategy
Carl Weinschenk  
7/12/2016   20 comments
Breaking down silos is key to building an IoT platform.
OPEN-O Director Marc Cohn on the Importance of Community Effort
Telco Transformation Video  
7/12/2016   6 comments
OPEN-O director and VP of Network Strategy at the Linux Foundation, Marc Cohn, talks about the increasingly important role that open source community initiatives can play in advancing digital operations transformation efforts.
China Mobile's Hui Deng on the Need for Integrated Orchestration
Telco Transformation Video  
7/11/2016   Post a comment
Telcos need integrated orchestration tools that can help manage SDN, NFV and legacy OSS environments, explains Hui Deng, an SDN and NFV expert at China Mobile's Research Institute.
Verizon Takes Multiple Approaches for IoT Security
Ariella Brown  
7/8/2016   33 comments
Verizon is taking a multi-pronged approach to security on its ThingSpace IoT platform.
OCP's Baldonado on Faster, Better Service Deployments by Telcos
The Digerati  
7/7/2016   8 comments
Facebook's Open Compute Project is bringing open source computing technologies to telcos.
APIs to Make Network 'Invisible,' Says Orange
Iain Morris  
7/6/2016   25 comments
Orange Business Services says customers will be able to control a range of network functions through the use of APIs in future.
The Evolution of Big Data in the Service Provider Domain
Michael E. Serrano  
7/5/2016   18 comments
Despite the advances in technologies and services, many aspects of carriers' big data needs are still the same.
Seen & Heard: Operators Will Embrace IMS in NFV Environments
Mike Robuck  
7/1/2016   6 comments
NFV's ability to scale on demand was the top reason for the use of IMS in NFV environments.
A Growing Demand for Connected Healthcare Apps
Mike Robuck  
7/1/2016   74 comments
While caregivers are interested in medication management tools, only 11% are currently using the apps.




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