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March 9, 2017
Enterprises are continuing their initiatives around digital transformation, using data analytics, mobile, cloud services, IoT and other technologies to help them transform their organizations. While some companies have already embraced digital transformation, others have hesitated, waiting and watching to see what technologies would prove to be the stalwarts.
This year is likely to be a key turning point in which those that have waited will need to finally make decisions or risk being too far behind the curve, while others that were faster out of the gate work to improve and accelerate processes through which they can improve upon what they've already implemented.
Without question, digital transformation is a hot-button topic, as evidenced by numerous stories covered by Light Reading in just the past week:
Zain Saudi Arabia, Nokia Collaborate on 5G, IoT
Tech Mahindra Opens Factory of the Future Center
Globe Telecom Transforms With NEC & Netcracker
Huawei's NFV Solution Awarded Best Technology Enabler at MWC 2017
Already, there are a number of digital transformation companies and products featured in Virtuapedia, with a few standouts like:
QREDA-DX Platform from Flytxt lets enterprises and telcos share customer data insights derived from underlying data streams with external partners to launch new digital services. It ensures that the information is shared in compliance with data privacy regulation, while also pulling it from different sources within IT, such as billing, CRM, customer care, as well as external sources, like device data, geospatial maps and retail purchases.
Huawei's CloudCampus can manage several million network elements and gives operators automation tools to implement day-level WiFi network deployment. Field workers can complete hardware installation, and all cloud-managed devices, including switches and firewalls, are plug and play, and are ready immediately.
More than 1,500 companies and 1,600 products are now listed in Virtuapedia, making it the telecom industry's most comprehensive resource for all things related to virtualization. Some 13,000 network professionals also are now registered with Virtuapedia, giving them access not only to vendor and product information but also to the latest industry news and research from Heavy Reading.
To get your company listed in Virtuapedia, go to the Get Listed tab on the site. To join the growing ranks of the virtualization community and get access to executive summaries of Heavy Reading's research, go to the Register Now tab.
— Denise Culver, Director of Online Research, Heavy Reading
Online Research Director
Denise manages Heavy Reading's Thought Leadership Council, which uses a focus group approach to glean insights from CSPs on topics ranging from automation, IoT, 5G, B/OSS transformation, SD-WAN and emerging technologies. Additionally, Denise covers the test and measurement industry as an analyst, focusing on how T&M vendors are addressing telco transformation, as well as the impact that technologies such as IoT are having on service provider networks. Denise also continues to oversee development of Light Reading's Pedia projects, including Virtuapedia and Testapedia. Previously, she was a Contributing Analyst with Heavy Reading for seven years, covering a wide range of areas, including mobile, IP transformation and T&M. Her career in technology journalism began in 1996, and she is a past winner of the American Business Media Association's Jesse Neal Award for editorial achievement. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University.
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