Empirix talks about the importance of Big Data analysis
Empirix, a recognized leader in end-to-end network performance, has today launched a new analytics platform by the name of ‘IntelliSight’.
We took the opportunity to speak to Tim Moynihan, vice president of marketing, about the release and the importance of effective Big Data analytics.
He offered some interesting industry insight.
Tim first explains how the IntelliSight platform works: “We gather information and...
UK’s tracking programme is exclusively for cows
Whilst many of us are steal reeling from the invasive privacy measures used by the NSA in their PRISM programme; it turns out the UK has started a similar tracking initiative... for cows.
The aptly-named “Cow Tracking Project” connects individual cows to the web, Internet of Things-style, by attaching a GPS device to each, and placing sensors around their shed to monitor their movements and sleeping habits.
Its aim is to monitor any behavioural changes which could...
Why 4G is an opportunity for CSPs to reposition their business
With ageing 2G/3G networks – as well as a proliferation of complex tariffs and policies – 4G represents an ideal opportunity for CSPs to reposition their businesses (in particular as Over The Top players) and make them more profitable.
Uncertainty from investors and changing customer behaviour, from voice-centric to data-centric usage, means that CSPs cannot rest on their laurels and must find ways to monetise their LTE investments. Unlike with 3G, they can’t afford to wait years for...
Nginx’s first commercial release is a Plus
One of the world’s most popular web servers; used by heavyweights including Netflix, Hulu, Pinterest, AirBnB, WordPress.com, GitHub, SoundCloud, Zynga, Eventbrite and Zappos – has had a new release with commercial ambitions, under the guise of Nginx Plus.
Heading to market as an alternative to Application Delivery Controllers such as Citrix's; they are used to speed delivery of high traffic websites through load balancing and caching techniques.
"The features that have been added are very similar...
Anti-Piracy MUSO reaches agreement with Social Network VK
Perhaps you may have heard of VK - you certainly would if you’re based in Russia – but outside of the motherland it may ring a bell as the network which TelecomsTech reported on as offering US whistleblower Edward Snowden a job.
One of the biggest issues of the network is its rampant Piracy rate, with a reported 77% of transferred files being unauthorised content.
This level of copyrighted content being so freely...
Why 4G presents an opportunity for CSPs to target SMEs
While landing the huge corporate contract remains an important consideration and goal for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), the introduction of 4G to the UK market provides the perfect opportunity to address a market segment that has traditionally been tough to crack: SMEs (Small and Medium Businesses).
According to a recent Telesperience whitepaper, commissioned by MDS, the SME sector is one that UK and European operators have long identified as a potentially lucrative opportunity waiting to happen....
World War Web: Preparing for Cyberwarfare
A question I’ve asked myself many times is: if a third World War were to occur today; just how different would it be?
With everything internet-connected as part of the “Internet of Things”, are we leaving ourselves open, and what prevention measures are in place?
The main issue these days is we expect our information to be easily available; but with a rise of decentralised and increasingly powerful hacktivist groups, alongside the usual...
The Connected Consumer Cloud - One place to rule them all
With the doors now open for competitive 4G offerings from the major players, the proliferation of consumer content cloud services is one that operators are looking to, to drive loyalty and value. With 89 per cent of consumers saying they would value the ability to share content anywhere, across devices, secure content services are the key to not only gaining new customers, but to retaining and growing existing bases.
The cloud is a term that has not only become part of an IT professionals day-to-day but,...
Creating standards for higher-speed networks of tomorrow
The networks of tomorrow will need higher speeds than networks of the past.
That’s because new applications are increasing bandwidth needs in fiber optic networks. In addition, cloud computing leads to greater variability in traffic destinations. Customers need new technologies to support communications and dynamic network reconfiguration at higher speeds.
For DWDM (dense wave division multiplexing) transport technologies, the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) is the leading industry...