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Longview IoT Boosts Energy and Wireless Efficiency

Some of the biggest challenges slowing down the adoption of IoT are security, efficient battery usage and optimized wireless communications.One company has...

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Hallmark's Simple, Inexpensive Way to Boost Customer Satisfaction

In an effort to boost margins, companies often push more users to automated solutions such as FAQs, chatbots, voice bots and anything...

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Huawei Places the World's First 5G VoNR Video Call

Huawei recently completed the world's first voice over NR (VoNR) call. The voice and video call service was made using two Huawei...

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IGEL Advances Future of Work

IGEL is a provider of a next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. The company’s software products include IGEL OS, IGEL UD Pocket (UDP) and Universal...

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Tata Communications and Cisco Collaborate on SD-WAN

Tata Communications and Cisco have extended their partnership to enable enterprises to transform their legacy network to a customized and secure multi-cloud...

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How to Win the 50-Year-Old China Trade War

Today and this week in-fact is historic - the left and right in the U.S. agree that we have a major trade...

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Extreme Elements Enables The Autonomous Enterprise

Extreme Networks just announced Extreme Elements which in-turn enables the autonomous network and subsequently the autonomous enterprise. In a dynamic webinar, Dan...

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Embarking on 2010 as a Trusted, Dynamic Enterprise

As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, the  prospects of Web 2.0 (and eventually Web 3.0) are giving enterprises a new threshold of opportunity to leverage the Web to conduct business. At the same time, these opportunities also present security and trust issues that must be successfully managed in order for an organization to be what Alcatel-Lucent describes as the "trusted dynamic enterprise" - organizations which  address these security challenges with open and secure communications interfaces.   In order to be truly a dynamic enterprise, Alcatel-Lucent's vision is to build an entity where innovation, performance and productivity are the norm -  a solution marked by continuous and transformative growth. Anchored by its dynamic communications framework, Alcatel-Lucent interconnects networks, people, processes and knowledge to deliver rich customer interactions, improved operational performance and exceptional business results.   Alcatel-Lucent's dynamic enterprise newsletter is a braintrust of information that offers compelling insight and vital solutions for enterprises seeking out the latest news, trends, and expert advice in this area of transformation.

Delivering the Dynamic Enterprise

The Dynamic Enterprise site, itself a highly interactive experience, features a variety of dynamically designed sub-sections to educate the business community on how to leverage converged communications to become more agile, including a clear definition of "dynamic enterprise," focusing on the connections between what Alcatel-Lucent calls the Four Pillars of the Dynamic Enterprise - network, people, process, and knowledge.

Open API a Goldmine, 'Win-Win' for All Involved

Alcatel-Lucent has come out with trio of new services aimed at helping network operators and developers more easily enable and create new applications that are manageable, reliable, scalable and secure. The company's Open API Service is a hosted service for application developers to access network capabilities. The service is powered by a standards-based platform. With this hosted service, developers can access critical network information through a common API.   Application enablement is a new business and network model that enables the combination of the trusted capabilities of service providers with the speed and innovation of the Web to enable a new generation of services and provide both consumers and business users with richer experiences, according to officials with the Paris-based company.   In conjunction with the rollout of its Open API Service, Alcatel-Lucent has launched a new Web site, which includes an interactive blog and forum. In the blog, Alcatel-Lucent's Mark Hudson wrote: "Network APIs are a gold mine for wireless carriers and developers.

Collaborative Security: Shifting the Security Paradigm to Create Innovative Enterprise Security Solutions

In today's age of Web 2.0 and cloud computing, security can actually be a positive enabler for driving business performance. To achieve this objective, enterprises can benefit from having a corporate-wide strategy, or a "security blueprint," that allows the enterprise to be open for business and provides a trusted environment.   On the other side of the coin, the rapid growth in communications technology has been accompanied by a similarly swift increase in security threats, cybercrime and the introduction of correlated security regulations.   According to an Alcatel-Lucent white paper, "Created the Trusted, Dynamic Enterprise," early in 2009 industry experts presenting to the U.S. Senate committee hearing on improving cyber security estimated profits from the cybercrime economy totaled close to $1 trillion - more than the cash generated by drug crime.

Using communications to reduce climate change impact

At its Bell Labs facilities, and through its work with the CTVR, Alcatel-Lucent is looking to drive R&D efforts that will bring such energy efficient technologies to the next generation communications environment, helping reduce the carbon emissions from telecom equipment, which now stands at about two percent of the global carbon emissions, but is set to grow significantly in the coming years without such efforts from Alcatel-Lucent and the CTVR.

How can the Telecom sector use applications and services to enable other industries and consumers reduce their impact on the environment?

It's clear that businesses are looking to become more environmentally responsible - though largely because of the cost savings that are inherent to "going green." Regardless, the telecom sector, thanks to the proliferation of IP networking solutions and eco-friendly technologies, are in a position to play a major role in driving greenhouse gas reduction and energy conservation in the global business environment.

Technical, product leadership and the ability to test solutions prior to deployment: Why these attributes are key for LTE deployments

Yes, it's still all about the applications and content, but in order to effectively introduce the next generation of bandwidth-intensive services, operators have to take the time and effort to ensure success. Alcatel-Lucent not only provides the technology expertise to support an intelligent migration strategy, but is providing a forum for ongoing collaboration that will benefit the entire community - from network operators to end users.

How can I enable a single, unified sign on for my customers across multiple screens?

By leveraging technology like Alcatel-Lucent's TPSDA, operators will be able to eliminate the traditional gaps between different devices and different access technologies, unifying all services for their subscribers on a single architecture.

Key Factors Driving the Need for a Comprehensive Security Blueprint

A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office report warned that cyber-threats facing federal networks and the country's critical infrastructure are becoming increasingly sophisticated. And while the number of attacks is exponentially growing - security incidents grew by over 200 percent from fiscal year 2006 to fiscal year 2008 - the report concludes that the country is not optimally prepared to protect itself from such attacks.

Although this particular report is in reference to government networks, enterprise security is as vulnerable, if not more so. Rapid advances in communications technology have been accompanied by an equally rapid increase in security threats, the growth of cybercrime and the introduction of new security regulations.

Leveraging Strategic Collaboration to Enhance Network Operations and Service Offerings

Given the state of the market, operators need a new strategy to differentiate and compete successfully. Reducing capital and operating expenses and generating new revenue while defining the business models that can help in meeting critical business goals is one place to begin such an endeavor.   In fact, according to an Alcatel Lucent whitepaper, studies show that outsourcing and infrastructure sharing can help operators increase their free operating cash flow by as much as 10 percent.   The latest trend is for fixed, fixed-mobile and mobile operators to work together to deliver broadband services. For example, cable television providers are offering multimedia content, high-speed Internet access and voice services.
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