T&M just isn't important anymore. It's more than important -- it is now fully integral to communications networks. The design of networks, spinning up those networks, maintaining them, and monitoring them on an ongoing basis are ceasing to be discrete stages in network development, each requiring its own set of tools. They are becoming a continuum of functions, with interrelated suites of test, monitoring, and assurance systems that are beginning to bind those stages into a seamless process.
And yet there have been no dedicated resources for this critical endeavor until now. We offer Testapedia as that resource.
Like its sister site Virtuapedia, which Light Reading introduced last year, the anchor of Testapedia is a comprehensive set of searchable databases. Where Virtuapedia is concerned with the virtualization of communications networks, Testapedia covers the companies, products, industry organizations and people that are involved in defining and shaping the telecom test and measurement industry. The databases are tied together by a global taxonomy that identifies and defines the entire T&M ecosystem.
In addition, Testapedia includes a research portal that provides registered users with executive summaries covering all test and measurement research reports created specifically for Testapedia, as well as relevant reports from Heavy Reading, plus coverage of the T&M industry from Light Reading.
Plans are underway for a full program of webinars covering innovations in the T&M industry, the addition of video, and a jobs board, among other features.
We want Testapedia to be a dynamic hub for the T&M industry, and as we move forward we intend to explore other features that will be of use to Testapedia participants. We welcome discussions about what features will be of greatest use to the community.
Please visit Testapedia today. Let me know what you think.