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2013 IDC Directions-Part I: 3rd Platform, Cloud Spending & Apps, Global Economic Trends

March 10, 2013
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Cloud services spending and trends of apps according to IDC.

Introduction: In this first of two articles on the 2013 IDC Directions conference (March 5th in Santa Clara, CA) we report on the very impressive opening and closing keynote presentations.  IDC Chief Analyst Frank Gens’ opening keynote presentation stressed the importance of the “3rd Platform,” examined public vs private cloud adoption, and the most likely…

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Infonetics Optimism on Service Provider Router/Switch Market contrasts with Cisco’s Cautious Outlook

February 23, 2013
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2012 Global Revenue Share of Router and Switches to Service Providers according to Infonetics.

Introduction: Market research firm Infonetics Research recently released vendor market share and preliminary analysis from its 4th quarter 2012 (4Q12) and year-end Service Provider Routers and Switches report. (Full report will be published February 25th.  Infonetics is quite upbeat about this market segment for 2013, despite the cautious outlook from market leader Cisco Systems. Service Provider…

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Technologies to Monetize Data

Pictured is a collage of graphs depicting the concept of Big Data.

[Editor's Note: This is part 3 of a 3-part article. Click here to read Part 2 of this three-part article.] So far, we have learnt the basic definitions of Big Data from a Broadband Service Provider’s perspective and have understood what kinds of actionable insights may be obtained from such data. However, before we do that,…

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Have You Been Served?

January 29, 2013
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This image is supposed to represent a legal notepad.

In the beginning of January, reports suggested that a patent licensing firm, Brandywine Communications Technologies, sued over 39 ISPs for certain echo cancellation and pre-distortion technology integrated into DSL equipment. NTCA reported that, as of January 7th, its members had received letters, but no lawsuits. Based on a report to Viodi, it sounds like the letters continue to be sent to…

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Actionable Insights from Good Data – Part 2

Pictured is a collage of graphs depicting the concept of Big Data.

[Editor's Note: Click here to read Part 1 of this three-part article]. In the first part of this series, we went over the definitions of Big Data as they relate to a Broadband Service Provider. Now that we understand the kinds of data that such a provider may have access to, let’s look a little…

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