2021 Industry Expertise: 5G, IoT and Virtualization to Drive Demand for More Bandwidth and Digital Twins

COVID-19 has heightened the need for digital transformation and is accelerating its mainstream adoption to support IoT, virtualization, campus networks and the rollout of 5G. To ensure success in the aftermath of the global pandemic and remain competitive in a digital world, telecoms must increase bandwidth to support large-scale remote workforces, implement hybrid infrastructure management for greater visibility into digital infrastructure, integrate GIS capabilities to improve operational efficiency and utilize digital twins with the proper integration framework in place for equipment planning as well as service designing and assurance.

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FNT Expands Partnership with Belize Telemedia

FNT Software, the leading provider of integrated software solutions for IT management, data center infrastructure management, and telecommunication infrastructure management worldwide, today announced its expanded partnership with Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL), the leading telecommunications provider in Belize. FNT provides BTL the Network Resource and Inventory Management of the outside plant infrastructure; as well as, management and inventory of its inside plant, logical network and active transport network in order to support the company’s digital transformation and ensure that high-quality services are consistently delivered without interruption.

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Hybrid Digital Infrastructure Management for Edge Data Centers

It’s no surprise that the global edge computing market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2024, according to a study by MarketsandMarkets. Edge computing provides many benefits for enterprises including the ability to reduce latency, minimize the risk of network downtime, improve load distribution across networks, and better connect to remote enterprise locations.

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Digital Strategy Solutions: Data Center Management in the Cloud

Historically, data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software has been used in on-premise systems. Just five years ago, it was unthinkable for business-critical data to be transferred and stored in the cloud. Today, however, cloud-based DCIM solutions are becoming increasingly popular to manage hybrid infrastructures holistically. By taking advantage of a SaaS operating model, or DCIM-as-a-Service (DCIMaaS), companies can utilize all services related to data center management more efficiently and with greater precision.

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Advantages of Data Center Management in the Cloud

As hybrid digital infrastructures consisting of on-premises and cloud-based systems become more and more common within companies, complexity significantly increases. A professional data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tool should be able to manage not only the data center itself, but also hybrid digital infrastructures in all their complexity. In the future, for example, even proprietary customer systems will have to be supplied with detailed information from the data center to ensure end-to-end processes.

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Network Transformation: Transitioning to Packet Technology

To keep pace with changing technologies and the rise of mobile 5G, underlying communication networks need modernization. TDM-based networks must transform into packet-based networks to meet the demands of pervasive data-centric applications and services. Packet-based networks not only enable new innovations, services, and business opportunities, they are also the most cost-effective, efficient, and scalable networks for content delivery.

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How to Implement a Resource Management Solution – Part Three

In part two of our blog post series, we discussed the four key requirements of a resource management solution and how to manage implementation costs. In part three, we’ll share how to prevent vendor lock-in and how to remain competitive among digital transformation.

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Industry Expertise: How to Achieve IT and OT Convergence

In today’s world of connectivity and real-time data, bridging the gap between IT and OT systems creates new opportunities to improve operational efficiency, meet customer demands, and keep pace with digital transformation. With enterprise applications (IT) and operations running the grid (OT) working together, utilities can benefit from disaster recovery and business continuity efforts. The integration of these systems enables an organization to optimize data consistency and management, which increases productivity and other efficiencies including network planning and engineering, service assurance, and service fulfillment.  

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How to Implement a Resource Management Solution – Part Two

In part one of our resource management blog post series, we discussed how to prepare for potential implementation problems and why it is critical to have a central database and unified data model in place to ensure a consistent view of the network at all times and to manage disparate data. In part two, we’ll dive into the key requirements of a resource management solution and how to manage implementation costs.

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Hospital 4.0: How to Keep Pace with Digital Transformation

In many ways, IT is similar to the human body. Different parts are specialized to perform specific tasks, but they are all dependent on each other to function properly. Just as the brain controls the body, IT systems control every technical function and process within an organization. While we all know how to keep our bodies and brains healthy, what can be done to maintain a healthy environment for IT systems?

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