The cities of the future look very promising on paper: more efficient, more resource-friendly, more sustainable, and offering a better quality of life. Whether “smart” cities will achieve those goals depends largely on public acceptance of new technologies – and the quality of the IT infrastructure.
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The declared aim of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is to bridge the gap between organizational silos and support agile methodologies across multiple departments. But there is more to DCIM than a merging of facility and server management. With the rise of virtualization and SDx, it is necessary to consider a number of other stakeholders to ensure truly professional and efficient data center operation.
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As the world’s major cities become increasingly “smart”, they are driving the digital transformation. Rural areas need to follow suit or they risk being left behind. Although rendered difficult by the relative lack of resources, a “smart countryside” is nonetheless an achievable goal.
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It’s remarkable how often IT projects get out of control. Various studies show that more than 34% of all IT projects in the private sector fail in terms of costs, deadlines or acceptance of the final results. Especially projects regarding the implementation of documentation and management software are doomed to fail according to these surveys. Thus it’s true, that more than 30% of IT projects in the private sector cause higher costs than planned. And as the additional costs lay between 10% and 20%, we’re not talking about a few more pennies to spend.
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We all remember that magical scene in the film “Minority Report” where Tom Cruise – in his role as Chief John Anderton – performed a big data crime analysis on a huge interactive touchscreen by combining various pieces of crime scene data to solve a murder case. The Star Trek fans among us, meanwhile, are still envious of Captain Picard for his holodeck even to this day. While the Star Trek series were always ahead of their time with the technologies they showed, they were never too unrealistic with respect to practicability. Even though beaming hasn’t become a reality up until today (and probably won’t in the future either), there are plenty of exciting technologies that can be used in a similar way nowadays. The holodeck could become a reality soon too. Virtual reality and augmented reality technologies are increasingly becoming marketable and are being put to everyday, practical use.
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Thanks to digitization, companies such as Google, Apple, Airbnb, and Uber are using new business models to enter traditional markets, where they are changing the rules forever. The agility of these companies is achieved through a strong focus on customer service combined with systematic deployment of the latest IT technologies and platforms. As we will examine below, the existing players in these markets require a new set of tactics to compete with these “digital natives.”
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In the first half of this two-part interview, FNT Software’s CTO Horst Haag and CMO Eric Brabänder discussed the implications, challenges, and adjustments that enterprise organizations across all industries will have to address in order to keep pace with digital transformation. Today, they explore these changes in-depth and highlight the innovative solutions FNT Software offers to help enterprises and service providers keep pace with IT change.
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Horst Haag and Eric Brabänder, FNT Software’s respective Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), strive to keep the company ahead of new technological trends brought on by digital transformation. Haag must ensure that the company’s product line remains innovative and relevant to today’s applications and quality standards, while Brabänder focuses on communicating the value FNT Software delivers.
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As a Senior Consultant and Solutions Architect at FNT Software, Daria Batrakova builds networks for clients all across the globe. Working with a broad array of telecommunications (telco) providers, Daria has a unique perspective on network buildouts and deployments as well as the business and technology drivers that influence infrastructure, applications and services (and vice versa). We recently sat down with Daria to learn about her insights and how the telco business is evolving.
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We are headed to Nice (France) to participate in the TM Forum Live! (May 09-12) event at the Acropolis Convention Center. We look forward to presenting our solutions around telecommunication infrastructure management, IT transformation, virtualization with SDN/NFV and smart city technologies to more than 3,500 delegates from all over the world. Meet the team and find and win the FNT frog at our booth.
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