BrandPost: How to Better Measure your Managed Service Provider

Binding you as an enterprise customer to a managed service provider (MSP) is a comprehensive legal document that contains terms, definitions, coverage, protocols, procedures and more, including at its heart, a service level agreement (SLA).Detailing…

Binding you as an enterprise customer to a managed service provider (MSP) is a comprehensive legal document that contains terms, definitions, coverage, protocols, procedures and more, including at its heart, a service level agreement (SLA).

Detailing key measurements that enable contract enforcement, SLAs are designed to ensure that customers get what they expect, especially in terms of service availability, and that service providers understand their responsibilities. But while SLAs are vital to a healthy managed service strategy, they don’t ensure that you are capturing all the value you can from this relationship.

SLA and KPIs

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BrandPost: Bringing a New Era of Cloud-Enabled Business to Poland

Business is booming at Ergonet, an IT-services provider based in Łódź, a scenic and historic city in central Poland. With more than 20 years of experience serving companies in the region, its experts — which include cloud solution and networking eng…

Business is booming at Ergonet, an IT-services provider based in Łódź, a scenic and historic city in central Poland. With more than 20 years of experience serving companies in the region, its experts — which include cloud solution and networking engineers, security professionals and specialists in backup and replication — provide a wide range of managed cloud services.

Ergonet’s customers include large global companies that benefit from the firm’s experience working in complex IT environments. This includes leaders in the consulting, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and software development sectors.

The company is also seeing growth with mature, medium-sized businesses within Poland that either want to augment their existing infrastructure with cloud services that enable them to be nimbler and more efficient, or completely revolutionize how they approach IT.

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BrandPost: Exploration Company Improves Storage Architecture for Success in Exploration

Fabulous Success in Exploration
According to IDC research, one-fourth to one-third of the value generated by a typical oil and gas exploration and production company’s annual activities is owed to data. Lundin Norway is no exception.New Reservoir Si…

Fabulous Success in Exploration

According to IDC research, one-fourth to one-third of the value generated by a typical oil and gas exploration and production company’s annual activities is owed to data. Lundin Norway is no exception.

New Reservoir Simulations Need More Data Storage

Data is one of the most valuable resources in a smart world, and the volume of data collected in the oil and gas industry is growing exponentially. With target exploration fields shifting from conventional to unconventional areas — from land to sea, and even polar regions — the explorers are becoming increasingly dependent on IT. More data requires better data mining utilization, which results in a higher likelihood that an organization will find oil resources and control the market. In order to obtain more data and generate more profit, Lundin Norway has adopted new reservoir simulation technologies that overcome many of the technical and environmental difficulties faced by offshore exploration, which in turn improves mining efficiency.

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BrandPost: MPS Widiba: Bridging the Past, Embracing the Future

“Widiba’s new IT infrastructure has made a huge difference to its operation and has allowed it to accelerate significantly the introduction of new services. Moving from an infrastructure that was complex and fragile, it now has one that is more ada…

"Widiba’s new IT infrastructure has made a huge difference to its operation and has allowed it to accelerate significantly the introduction of new services. Moving from an infrastructure that was complex and fragile, it now has one that is more adaptable and less costly to maintain than its predecessor. With the Huawei’s powerful infrastructure, these targets are very easy to achieve. From start to finish we have been very impressed by Huawei’s approach. The company is very responsive and the support provided by its engineering team has made a big difference."

-- Massimiliano BelliHead of IT Monitoring at Widiba

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BrandPost: Huawei Provides Campus Wi-Fi Solution at the Marina Bay Street Circuit

Accelerating Connectivity at the Singapore Night Race
The FORMULA 1 2018 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, held from 14 to 16 September, attracted its second highest attendance to date. With more than 263,000 race fans on site, it created a b…

Accelerating Connectivity at the Singapore Night Race

The FORMULA 1 2018 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, held from 14 to 16 September, attracted its second highest attendance to date. With more than 263,000 race fans on site, it created a big challenge for the venue’s wireless network to serve the spectators, media personnel and on-site staff who require fast communications and smooth connectivity.

Enhanced All-Scenario Wi-Fi Solution

The same Wi-Fi network devices had been used at the venue for 10 years. Fast forward to early 2018, race organiser Singapore GP Pte Ltd (SGP), decided to deploy a new Wi-Fi network to improve connectivity in the pit building, offices, hospitality suites, and entertainment areas, as well as to provide coverage in the temporary lifestyle venues to meet the ever-growing demands for network bandwidth. SGP also planned to upgrade the network devices in the media center.

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BrandPost: Rustenburg: World Platinum Capital Deploys Smart City ‘Gold Mine’

Founded in 1850, Rustenburg, South Africa is the largest and most populous city in the country’s North West province. Local tourist attractions include Sun City, the Valley of Waves, and the Rustenburg Nature Reserve.Home to one of the two largest m…

Founded in 1850, Rustenburg, South Africa is the largest and most populous city in the country’s North West province. Local tourist attractions include Sun City, the Valley of Waves, and the Rustenburg Nature Reserve.

Home to one of the two largest major platinum mines in the world, Rustenburg’s mineral deposits have led to rapid economic growth and urban expansion, making it one of the fastest growing cities in South Africa.

In 2017, Rustenburg’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reached USD 4.42 billion (ZAR 63.8 billion), accounting for 21.1 percent of GDP for North West province, and 1.28 percent of GDP for South Africa. The mining industry accounted for 74.6 percent of the city’s GDP.

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BrandPost: Why is More Data Staying On Premises?

Enterprises are keeping more and more data on premises. This shift, which involves on-premises infrastructure and often some form of private clouds, is hard to deny.In a survey last year of more than 400 enterprises in the United States, market rese…

Enterprises are keeping more and more data on premises. This shift, which involves on-premises infrastructure and often some form of private clouds, is hard to deny.

In a survey last year of more than 400 enterprises in the United States, market research firm IDG found IT and general management expecting on average to keep 52% of data on premises, up from 48%. Related surveys of European and Asian businesses showed even greater increases in the number of respondents expecting to keep more than half of their data on premises.

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BrandPost: AI, This Is the Intelligent and Lossless Data Center Network You Want!

The AI era is accelerating. AI is no longer just a data model in a lab. In addition, the industry is constantly exploring the way to implement AI applications.The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of government, finance, Internet, new retail, new m…

The AI era is accelerating. AI is no longer just a data model in a lab. In addition, the industry is constantly exploring the way to implement AI applications.The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of government, finance, Internet, new retail, new manufacturing, and healthcare industries with AI implementation will exceed 30% in the future three years. As AI is coming, is the underlying network infrastructure that provides key support for AI development already ready?

The algorithm, computing power, and data are the three driving forces for AI development. Today, we have made breakthroughs in the deep learning algorithm. However, algorithm-driven intelligence relies heavily on enormous sample data and high-performance computing capabilities. Revolutionary changes have taken place in storage and computing fields to improve data processing efficiency of AI.

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BrandPost: Platforms + User Experience Drive Huawei’s Digital Transformation

Founded in 1987, Huawei has accumulated more than 30 years of engineering and manufacturing experience. In 2018, the company’s global sales revenue was USD 108.5 billion, and it ranked 72ndon the Fortune Global 500. Huawei has had to overcome multip…

Founded in 1987, Huawei has accumulated more than 30 years of engineering and manufacturing experience. In 2018, the company’s global sales revenue was USD 108.5 billion, and it ranked 72ndon the Fortune Global 500. Huawei has had to overcome multiple challenges on the way to success, and digital transformation is simply the next step in the company’s mission to improve its complex business environment.

Huawei’s Digital Vision

Huawei is committed to bringing digital transformation to every person, home, and organization to create a fully connected, intelligent world.

But before Huawei can digitalize the industry and society-at-large, the company must first transform itself into a fully connected, smart enterprise — and to achieve this, we have decided to prioritize our own digital transformation for the next five years.

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BrandPost: Next-Gen Data Center Networking – Built for AI, Powered by AI

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) is creating new opportunities for businesses and consumers. Indeed, PwC, a major consultancy, expects AI to contribute over $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030 [1]. At the same time, within t…

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) is creating new opportunities for businesses and consumers. Indeed, PwC, a major consultancy, expects AI to contribute over $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030 [1]. At the same time, within the data center, a move to micro-services-based software architectures, distributed storage, and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) workloads are pushing east-west traffic to previously unseen heights.

Huawei’s Global Industry Vision (GIV) 2025 [2] predicts that the AI adoption rate will reach 86% by 2025. This will also have a big impact on the data center network, when AI/ML applications will drive the data center towards the AI era from the cloud era. Huawei is pleased to commission AvidThink, formerly SDxCentral research, to author a research brief covering the impact on data center networking by new workloads, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). If you’re ready to get your hands on a copy of “Next-Gen Data Center Networking - Built for AI, Powered by AI,” you can download a free copy from here. The following are some highlights from the report, though we’d still recommend you download and read through the 9 pages of content.

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