Avaya has confirmed that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a move chief executive Kevin Kennedy said was "the best path forward".
While IT managers tend to function mostly in real time – meeting evolving needs and handling crises – they also worry about the future of their networks. Their jobs are to anticipate, meet, and (hopefully) exceed business needs and objectives to the satisfaction of everyone from managers and internal end users to external customers, partners and suppliers.
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As organizations strive to align IT and operational technology to drive digital business innovations, infrastructure & operations (I&O) leaders should focus on 10 key technology trends to support these initiatives.
Last year we took a look at the raft of new low-power wide-area (LPWA) protocols being deployed to handle Internet-of-Things (IoT) data traffic. Why not the cellular system that already exists? Because IoT data characteristics, consisting mostly of short upload data bursts, are dramatically different from the data-heavy content that has historically been targeted to run over the cellular infrastructure.
For many years, Ethernet evolution was characterized by the “need for speed” as networks and data centers sought higher and higher throughput. But over time, Ethernet has found its way into applications unforeseen by the developers of the original specification, resulting in a broad and varied Ethernet ecosystem. Today the desire to bring the advantages of Ethernet into new applications necessitates a new approach where the needs of the application are considered first and foremost in defining new Ethernet incarnations.
Successful businesses must be able to depend on IT infrastructure that’s fast, flexible and able to adapt quickly to fast-changing market trends in our 24-hour world. At the same time, these businesses must also minimize expensive downtime. Considering that almost a third of downtime can be attributed to human error, a better-managed network should display greater independence and intelligence, proactively alerting administrators to small problems before they become big expensive problems.
The CommScope Holding Company, a telecommunications equipment maker, has agreed to buy a unit of TE Connectivity for $3 billion in cash, in a bet on consumers’ continuing hunger for communicating over data networks.
It’s a commonly known fact in the cabling industry that patch cords can be the “weak link” in any end-to-end infrastructure solution. Like anything in life, weak links need to be repaired in order for any solution to work effectively.