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The Cloud-Optimized MAN and WAN
12/6/2013 4:51:30 PM
Over the next few years, service providers will adopt Software-Defined Networking (SDN) to prepare their MANs and WANs for the delivery of cloud applications and services. A multi-layer SDN framework will be required to deliver the cloud-optimized routing and transport capabilities necessary for this transition. This document summarizes the need for multi-layer SDN and illustrates how it can be applied to increase the agility, scale and efficiency of carrier MANs and WANs as they enter the cloud era.
Cloud-Optimized Metro Networks
12/6/2013 4:50:16 PM
Metro networks are about to undergo significant transformations, driven by the continuing growth of residential, mobile, business and cloud services. The evolution to cloud services gives operators an opportunity to deliver whole new categories of services. It also calls for a fresh look at existing networks. This application note reviews the unfolding dynamics within metro networks and explains how the Alcatel-Lucent Cloud-Optimized Metro solution helps service providers implement agile, scalable and efficient metro networks that enable high performance cloud-optimized Carrier Ethernet and IP services.
BELL LABS - Metro Network Traffic Growth: An Architecture Impact Study
12/6/2013 4:49:20 PM
Like many studies before it, the Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs Metro Network Traffic Growth Study provides evidence of an upward trend in IP traffic growth. However, this study is unique in that it takes the extra step to analyze the impact of that traffic growth on metro and backbone networks.
Network Functions Virtualization ! Challenges And Solutions
12/6/2013 4:46:34 PM
Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in NFV. The CloudBand offering is an industry-leading cloud infrastructure and management solution. Alcatel-Lucent venture Nuage Networks provides a solution for zero-touch, SDN-based network control. Several network functions offered by Alcatel-Lucent are already available in a virtualized form, and for many others virtualization is a near-term roadmap item. Alcatel-Lucent has also deeply analyzed the impact of virtualization on reliability, availability and operations, and is building a consultancy practice to assist operators transition to NFV.
The Five9 2013 Contact Center Report
12/6/2013 4:24:24 PM
The Five9 2013 Contact Center Report, based on a survey conducted with Harris Interactive, shows consumers have incredibly high customer service expectations but they don't have the time, patience or desire to have in-person interactions with business to support. Find out more about the channels they are turning to.
Getting Smart on Analytics in the Contact Center - Measurement is the First Step in the Process
12/5/2013 4:41:45 PM
The promise of Big Data has many forward-thinking contact center leaders dreaming of the insights it can deliver, but getting from raw data to actionable insight is a multistep journey that begins with deep thinking about the measurements that matter most. We believe that by taking comprehensive measurements, interpreting them in a scientific way, and then sharing the analyses with relevant stakeholders and contact center leaders can put Big Data to work, driving strategic customer initiatives at the highest levels of the organization.
Understanding Your Customers' DNA - The Key to Intelligent Connections
12/5/2013 4:40:33 PM
Your contact center can handle hundreds of millions of customer interactions each year. At iQor, we believe each and every one of these calls, emails, chat sessions, and social media responses generates a series of important data points - small but useful clues, like strands of DNA. Utilizing the right digital network, infrastructure, tools, and processes to analyze, innovate and act, today's advanced contact centers can assemble these strands to help organizations develop a deeper understanding of their customers and, in turn, connect with and delight them more intelligently. Learn to better understand your customers' interactions.
Benefits of an SOE
12/3/2013 12:10:54 PM
SOE is a specification for a tested, standard selection of computer hardware, software, and their configuration for use on computers within an organization. The modular nature of the Red Hat SOE lets you select the most appropriate solutions to address your business' IT needs.
SOE leads to:
Dramatically reduced deployment time.
Software deployed and configured in a standardized manner.
Simplified maintenance due to standardization.
Increased stability and reduced support and management costs.
There are many benefits to having an SOE within larger environments, such as:
Less total cost of ownership (TCO) for the IT environment.
More effective support.
Faster deployment times.
DOING MORE WITH LESS: How Red Hat Enterprise Linux shrinks total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to Windows
12/3/2013 12:09:01 PM
IT organizations face the constant challenge of juggling two almost opposing priorities: continuously delivering business-critical application services while keeping IT expenses in line with budget constraints. The primary function of IT departments is to supply core infrastructure and applications to attract new business, generate revenue, and facilitate profitability-and IT managers strive to meet this goal in spite of flat or shrinking IT budgets.
According to an article in Computer Weekly, approximately 80% of IT expenses are spent on maintenance and support for the existing infrastructure. Beyond maintaining current platforms and mission-critical applications, IT must also address new mandates, such as reporting requirements for regulatory compliance or corporate "green" IT initiatives. In addition, IT managers must allocate budget to tackle emerging strategic initiatives that are needed for future success.
By decreasing the total cost of ownership (TCO) for infrastructure systems, IT managers can potentially free budget dollars, re-allocating them to other essential or more pressing projects. The challenge lies in figuring out how to reduce TCO by increasing IT efficiency and driving down operational costs- or, to put it simply, how to do more with less.
3 Must Follow Guidelines for Mitigating M2M Software Security Risks
12/2/2013 10:27:58 AM
Everywhere we turn today, we find software embedded in our lives – from our smart phones and cars to the planes we fly in and the life saving equipment in hospitals. As all these systems continue to evolve and become more connected to each other and to the internet, the risks associated with unsecured code grow too. And not always from malicious hacking attempts; faulty code in many of these applications can present significant security risks.
Download the “Three Must-Follow Guidelines for Mitigating M2M Software Security Risks” whitepaper from Klocwork and learn why embedded software teams need to follow just a few critical guidelines to protect their systems, including:
• Why address security early, and how to take defensive measures against security threats
• How and why to build security in at the development stage
• How to protect systems against unauthorized changes and malware attacks
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