Monthly Archives: March 2011

Read – Compass “How the Mobile Network Generation is Changing the Financial Sector”

Key take aways: According to Gartner, by 2013, smartphones will overtake the PC as the main access route to the internet.  To correspond with this, the look of websites will also change, because the pages will have to be tailored … Continue reading

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Read – Gartner Top End User Predictions for 2010: Coping with the New Balance of Power

Top End User Predictions for 2010: By 2012, 20% of businesses will own no IT assets by 2012, India-centric IT service companies will represent 20% of the leading cloud aggregators in the market. By 2012, Facebook will beome the hub … Continue reading

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Read – The Forrester Wave “European WAN Services”

MPLS is a mature wide-area network (WAN) technology that delivers the benefits of IP – any-to-any connectivity, flexibility, and ubiquity – with the reliability and quality of traditional technologies like ATM and Frame Relay.  European use of MPLS-based IP VPNs … Continue reading

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Read – Nemertes PilotHouse Awards “Carrier Ethernet Services, 2010”

There are several key trends.  First is the emergence of carrier Ethernet as a fully mature WAN technology.  IT professionals should consider it as part of their go-forward architectures, and include it in RFI/RFPs.  And second, despite ongoing consolidation among … Continue reading

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Read – Nemertes PilotHouse Awards “MPLS Services, 2010”

Over teh coming year, we expect Ethernet services to continue to eat into MPLS WAN services, but we alos expect growth in emerging wireless access options, as well as bundled services such as SIP trunking, hosted applications, performance management, and … Continue reading

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Read – IDC Retail Insights “The New Retail Landscape: Meeting the Needs of Dynamic Consumers with Standardized Technologies”

Today’s retail environment is rife with challenges.  In addition to the unstable state of the economy, retailers must contend with satisfying a diverse set of consumers, many of whom are equipped with information and technology like never before. These consumers … Continue reading

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Read – IBM Institute for Business Value “Service Oriented Architecture – Revolutionizing Today’s Banking Systems”

Banks must collaborate and technology must be part of that collaboration.  SOA offers an approach to banking payments that is a progressive solution with lower cost of operation than today’s alternatives.  The inherent flexibility would position a bank for new … Continue reading

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