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The VOD Factor- The Convergence of Broadcast and Digital
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7/21/2017  | 
It’s an exciting time on both sides of the media delivery spectrum. For audiences on the other side of any screen, video on demand (VOD) isn’t a separate component or “nice to have” luxury anymore. The ability to watch what we want, when we want it is seamlessly and permanently integrated into our video experience.
FTTX Case Study Series: National Utilities
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7/21/2017  | 
Recognizing that the digital economy would be a key pillar of the country’s future growth and competitiveness on the world stage, this European electrical utility decided to bring high-speed internet access to homes and businesses across the country. The utility would build and own an open-access FTTH infrastructure and lease it to partners—who, in turn, offer retail internet and other services to subscribers
Mobilizing mmWave with 5G NR
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7/20/2017  | 
New 5G NR technologies are making spectrum bands above 24 GHz, loosely known as mmWave, available for mobile broadband communications for the first time. The abundant spectrum available at these high frequencies is capable of delivering extreme data speeds and capacity that will reshape the mobile experience.
Leading the LTE IoT evolution to connect the massive Internet of Things
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7/20/2017  | 
Find out how Qualcomm are at the heart of the IoT ecosystem with this new booklet.
Digital Collaboration: The Rise of UC&C — White Paper by Heavy Reading and PGi
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7/20/2017  | 
The advent of IP-based networks over 15 years ago drastically changed the landscape of the corporate workplace. The rise of IP networks set the stage for the boom of unified communications (UC), where voice over IP (VoIP) telephony aligned with IM, file sharing, fixed/mobile convergence (FMC), email and white boarding to create a one-stop-shop for digital collaboration and communication.
Activating Audiences Across all Channels
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7/14/2017  | 
The more you know about your audiences, the more you can get them to actively engage with your content. That's why it's important to not just know who they are, but where and how they watch. Download Activating Audiences Across All Channels to learn how.
Digital Measurement for Streaming TV
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7/14/2017  | 
Download Digital Measurement for Streaming TV to learn two popular ways to count all of your TV viewers. Discover how digital technology and digital measurement systems can help you get a complete picture of your viewership — across both traditional and digital channels. You’ll see how easy it is to make every viewer count — and your ad revenue add up.
Econsultancy: 2017 Digital Trends Report (M&E Slice)
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7/14/2017  | 
As the media and entertainment industry continues to change, stay prepared with the Digital Trends 2017 report from Adobe and Econsultancy.

Read the report to determine the underlying themes and dynamics driving change within the media industry, and recognize how you can adhere to the consumer’s growing desire for flexibility through digital technologies, data and personalized content.
Private LTE Networks
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7/5/2017  | 
From Heavy Reading and Qualcomm, this white paper will discuss why LTE is now a highly attractive technology for private wireless networks across a wide range of enterprise verticals.
The Self-Driving Network- Part 1: A Bolder Vision for the Industry
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6/29/2017  | 
The development of self-driving cars is a case study in industry innovation and disruption that has implications well beyond the automobile. This white paper, the first in a two-part series titled The Self-Driving Network, introduces Juniper’s vision for the future of autonomous networking. By tracing the history of innovation in the automobile industry— specifically, and more recently, the self-driving car—it is possible to envision how the Self-Driving NetworkTM will evolve.
Preparing Junos OS for the Future- An Architectural Update
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6/29/2017  | 
The networking industry faces a number of challenges that the underlying technology must address. The operating system (OS) running on network elements such as routers, switches, and firewalls plays a key role in that ecosystem. Any OS incapable of evolving and adapting to customer needs will eventually fail.
vMX Lightweight 4over6 Virtual Network Function - Juniper and Snabb in a Docker Container
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6/29/2017  | 
As service providers accelerate the migration of their core networks to IPv6, they need to ensure uninterrupted access and service continuity for all existing IPv4 users. This white paper describes the IPv6 transition challenges service providers are facing, and how Lightweight 4over6, as presented by the IETF RFC 7596, can help.
Secure-24 Leverages Virtual Firewalls and Automation to Deliver New Managed Cloud Hosting Services in Hours
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6/29/2017  | 
Businesses need exacting performance, reliability, and security for their core enterprise applications, as any delay can interrupt the flow of their manufacturing, finance, human resources, or supply chain operations. Secure-24, based in Michigan, is known for its expertise and white-glove service for hosting of enterprise IT systems and applications, including SAP, Oracle, and QAD.
Four Reasons to Automate Your Network Right Now
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6/29/2017  | 
Running a network efficiently and effectively is essential to business success today. The good news is that technologies like virtualization and cloud allow you to be more flexible and agile than ever before.
Profitable Growth with Managed Business Ethernet Services
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6/27/2017  | 
As enterprise adoption of cloud services moves into the mainstream, the author shares key insight as to why MSOs and CSPs should choose Ethernet as their preferred transport network, Ethernet business applications, and how to deliver profitable growth.
FloSports Extends Its Over-the-Top Reach, Builds Its Audience Case Study
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6/26/2017  | 
In the past two years, FloSports has grown its network from four verticals to 20 sites, leading the company to make significant investments in scaling its OTT technology to satisfy the demand of its viewers and become easily accessible on all screens.
Reliance Jio Creates Magical Digital Lifestyles with the World’s Largest All-IP Network
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6/26/2017  | 
Reliance Jio leads the charge in Digitizing India and delivering Magical Digital Lifestyles for citizen services such as education, healthcare, security, financial, government, communications and entertainment.
NFV/SDN Research Programme Key Findings
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6/26/2017  | 
Service providers are transforming their business using NFV based services and SDN enabled networks. But the pace of transformation has been slow. To find out why, Cisco recently conducted a study to understand the progress and challenges that SPs are facing as they go through this transformation.
FloSports Extends Its Over-the-Top Reach, Builds Its Audience Case Study
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6/26/2017  | 
In the past two years, FloSports has grown its network from four verticals to 20 sites, leading the company to make significant investments in scaling its OTT technology to satisfy the demand of its viewers and become easily accessible on all screens.
Threat Intelligence: A New Frontier in Cybersecurity
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6/23/2017  | 
Developing the right cybersecurity posture is a critical imperative for today's business. Fundamental security building blocks that are common to all enterprises must be augmented with a value-added layer that reflects the unique structure of a business, its assets and liabilities, as well as those of its customers and partners.
Cyber Economics: Validating DDoS managed Service Delivery Models
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6/23/2017  | 
One of the disappointing but undeniable realities of today's Internet age is that multi-vector distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) cyberattacks are growing exponentially year-over-year. Moreover, DDoS threat vectors are also increasing in sophistication, leaving many enterprises unable to defend themselves. This white paper provides a detailed overview of a proposed pricing model, presents the financial metrics and projected achievable returns for CSPs that commercially deploy the service.
Key Technical Decisions When Planning Fiber-to-the-Home Networks
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6/17/2017  | 
Service providers deploying FTTH network using point-to-multipoint topologies have a fundamental architectural choice to make regarding splitter placement in that network. This involves using centralized (single-stage) or cascaded (multi-stage) splitter configurations in the distribution portion of the network. Both are deployed for a number of reasons according to the desired outcome of the business plan – and both come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages.
FTTH for this Century: How to Build Networks that Last and Survive Future Requirements
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6/17/2017  | 
The optical fiber network infrastructures installed today will typically see four generations of transmission systems over the network’s expected lifetime. As recent history has shown, the amount of data traffic these networks will carry will increase dramatically and continuously.
Overcoming Installation Challenges in the Last 200 Meters to the Premises
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6/17/2017  | 
Today’s fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service providers are being challenged with maintaining adequate return-on-investment (ROI) ratios while cutting capital expenditures (CAPEX) to make their networks subscriber-ready. Nowhere in the network is this more apparent than within the last 200 meters to the customer premises.
FTTX Case Study Series: One Cabinet, 5000 Configurations
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6/17/2017  | 
This global MSO offers triple-play services in numerous countries. Their aggressive expansion plans include both HFC and FTTH, with fiber optics providing the foundational capacity irrespective of the last-mile access technology. Key to business success is a network upgrade and migration plan flexible enough to realize the benefits of DOCSIS 3.1, yet ultimately upgradeable to FTTH and adaptable to the timelines of individual markets.
Data Center Optics at the Heart of the Hyperdata World
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6/16/2017  | 
Data centers and data center interconnections are proliferating at a rapid rate due to the dawn of IoT and increasing use of connected devices. If you are looking to mitigate transceiver issues and wanting to learn more about EXFO’s industry’s leading iOptics intelligent pluggable optics test solution, download the white paper.
Managing Chromatic Dispersion...PAM4
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6/16/2017  | 
Rapidly growing infrastructure investments by webscale and hyperscale companies have led to the introduction of technologies designed specifically for their needs. Four-level pulse amplitude modulation (PAM-4) is an example of this kind of promising technology.
VoLTE and Mobile-First Collaboration Services Empower Operators to Fight Back Against OTT Providers
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6/13/2017  | 
In this white paper by Total Telecom and PGi, you will learn how VoLTE and mobile-first collaboration services empower operators to fight back against OTT providers.
Enabling Location-based Services to Drive Business
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6/9/2017  | 
The latest advancements in location-based services (LBS) have brought major improvements in the accuracy, reliability and types of services delivered to consumers and businesses. Learn more in this white paper.
Best Practices: Leveraging Cloud and Colocation To Avoid Downtime
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6/7/2017  | 
It is critical for business applications to be up and running 100% of the time, but managing IT infrastructure is complex. Compare three comprehensive business continuity models that address traditional and emerging threats. Better understand the solution that makes sense for your business, whether that is dedicated or cloud-based backup, and how you can future-proof your solution.
Cisco Software Innovations for Cloud-Scale Networks
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6/6/2017  | 
Growing volumes of data and traffic in the digital economy are overwhelming data centers and driving new approaches to building networks. Cisco has created an operational solution to these demands. We call it Cloud-Scale Networking.
Open Network Architecture: A Service Provider Strategy to Prosper From Digitization
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6/6/2017  | 
Disruption has become the norm, and industries of all kinds have been forced into a quest for survival. As a service provider, you can see it happening. The digital business is redefining and shaking up entire industries: retail, transportation, media, advertising, entertainment, hotels, and professional services. The question is no longer if enterprise-sized businesses will retool to become digital, but when and how.
Transformation Through Innovation - A Service Provider Strategy to Prosper From Digitization
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6/6/2017  | 
Disruption has become the norm, and industries of all kinds have been forced into a quest for survival. As a service provider, you can see it happening. The digital business is redefining and shaking up entire industries: retail, transportation, media, advertising, entertainment, hotels, and professional services. The question is no longer if enterprise-sized businesses will retool to become digital, but when and how.
The Road to Cisco Infinite Broadband
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6/6/2017  | 
Disruption has become the norm, and industries of all kinds have been forced into a quest for survival. As a service provider, you can see it happening. The digital business is redefining and shaking up entire industries: retail, transportation, media, advertising, entertainment, hotels, and professional services. The question is no longer if enterprise-sized businesses will retool to become digital, but when and how.
Making Networks SDN-Ready with Segment Routing
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6/6/2017  | 
Read Heavy Reading white paper about why you should consider rolling out Segment Routing and make your infrastructure SDN-ready.
Evolving the Mobile Security Architecture Toward 5G
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6/6/2017  | 
While the mobile threat landscape is becoming more challenging, only a subset of leading mobile operators is keeping up with the software programmability that’s needed to help their mobile security architecture meet those threats. In one sense, 5G will provide better than ever continuity between the former and new generations of technology.
Prepare Your Mobile Network for 5G
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6/6/2017  | 
Your competitors are preparing for 5G, are you?
Transform Your Video Services with a Cloud Platform
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6/6/2017  | 
How agile are your video services? Consumer demands for video are constantly changing, while the cost of new service provision rises. But by taking advantage of cloud platforms for video, you can deliver new services quickly and efficiently.
The Silent Threat: Protect Your Video Business from the Risks Posed by Credential Sharing
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6/6/2017  | 
Credential sharing presents a significant challenge to your video business but the issue is not intractable. Most importantly, your organization needn’t face the challenge alone. Engage with Cisco as your video security partner. We understand the problem and are already using innovative technology combined with human intelligence to develop a proactive response to varied forms of piracy, including credential sharing.
The Science of Sound Part 2: Noise in the Workplace and the Promise of Mobile Conferencing
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6/5/2017  | 
In The Science of Sound, Part 2, we delve deeper into the issue of noise in the office and how distracting sounds in the work environment can inhibit your productivity and concentration — and we will teach you how to deal with unwanted workplace noise.
NETCONF/YANG: What’s Holding Back Adoption & How to Accelerate It
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6/2/2017  | 
NETCONF/YANG is the industry’s latest attempt to crack the network configuration challenge. With the advent of NFV, NETCONF/YANG will become a key tool for the configuration of programmable networks and a key enabler of automation. The move to a network configuration management standard is long overdue as communications service providers (CSPs) move into an era of dynamic, self-provisioning network services.
Cisco Orchestrated Assurance Powered by Netrounds: Automated Verification of Network Service Quality
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6/1/2017  | 
What if you could automatically verify that each provisioned service works when delivered and continues to work throughout its lifetime? Netrounds' active test and monitoring capabilities, orchestrated and fully automated through Cisco NSO, enable you to do just that.
FTTX Case Study Series: Innovation on a Paper Napkin
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5/25/2017  | 
The choice of products can sometimes have a large impact on overall deployment costs and schedules.
Carrier-Grade vBRAS: Key to the Cloud MAN
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5/24/2017  | 
Transforming the Fixed Wireless Access market With FlexRAN-based Small Cell Solutions
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5/24/2017  | 
Baicells Technologies, Qubee Pakistan and Intel officially released whitepaper for the Fixed Wireless Access (“FWA”)Market, which explores the various business and technical challenges of FWA operators evaluating the use of LTE and how they can leverage solutions from Baicells to speed their time to market and prepare for the future of 5G.
Mobile Anyhaul
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5/24/2017  | 
Mobile backhaul is evolving from a static, linear connection to a programmable mesh interconnecting all mobile and cloud elements dynamically. It must evolve because the radio access and packet core elements it interconnects are also changing to support new services and industry verticals. In the course of this evolution, traditional distinctions between fronthaul, backhaul, and backbone are fusing toward an end-to-end ‘anyhaul’ architecture.
The TCO of Network Functions Virtualization: Understand the Lifecycle Costs
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5/24/2017  | 
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is a key part of the data center transformations of telcos, which expect to see not only greater agility and flexibility, but more efficient resource utilization and lower opex, as well. Mobile operators are preparing for 5G and the new services and business models it will enable. This transition is also driving the move to software-driven architectures. Read more in this Heavy Reading whitepaper produced for VMWare.
Cloudy With a Chance of Poor Network Performance
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5/8/2017  | 
Many strategies are employed to isolate VNF resources to ensure performance and scale, each of which comes with its own certain risks and trade-offs. This white paper explains those isolation strategies, and why they might not work as intended.
Intellectual Property – Empowering ZTE’s Growth
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5/4/2017  | 
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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends

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Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
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Playing it safe can only get you so far. Sometimes the biggest bets have the biggest payouts, and that is true in your career as well. For this radio show, Caroline Chan, general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division of the Network Platform Group at Intel, will share her own personal story of how she successfully took big bets to build a successful career, as well as offer advice on how you can do the same. We’ll cover everything from how to overcome fear and manage risk, how to be prepared for where technology is going in the future and how to structure your career in a way to ensure you keep progressing. Chan, a seasoned telecom veteran and effective risk taker herself, will also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air.