Industry Expertise: Supporting a Gigabit Society with Unified Resource Management

Industry Expertise: Supporting a Gigabit Society with Unified Resource Management

How can service providers successfully adapt to changing market dynamics, support disruptive technologies, and stay ahead of the competition? A critical cornerstone for success lies in how they manage their infrastructure. To keep pace with ever-increasing data volumes, communication service providers must roll out more fiber for B2B and B2C market segments as well as additional fiber connections to mobile sites. This should be done … Continue reading Industry Expertise: Supporting a Gigabit Society with Unified Resource Management

How Utilities Can Build a Reliable Asset Database

Industry Expertise: How Utilities Can Build a Reliable Asset Database

To efficiently manage operations and business processes, a utility must have a shared understanding of its asset base across the entire organization. Today, this goes beyond simply knowing what your assets are – a utility must also understand the attributes of each asset and the relationships between them. The first step in building a reliable asset database is to clearly define which assets will be … Continue reading Industry Expertise: How Utilities Can Build a Reliable Asset Database

How Communication Service Providers Can Meet Changing Requirements through Unified Resource Management

Communication service providers (CSPs) must keep pace with emerging trends and technologies from mobile 5G rollouts to the massive amount of IoT devices and sensors needed for new business applications, smart cities, and Industry 4.0 use cases. At the same time, CSPs must continue to deliver uninterrupted, high-quality services fast enough to meet the requirements of today’s gigabit society.This can be achieved by operating a … Continue reading How Communication Service Providers Can Meet Changing Requirements through Unified Resource Management

IT documentation as a business enabler or how you learn to love documenting

A complete documentation of the company infrastructure offers new digitization and automation opportunities. Being tasked with documenting your company’s Enterprise technology infrastructure is probably not your idea of a good time. s. It’s a huge undertaking to accurately record the IT infrastructure and keep this database up to date. Some of the most common excuses to avoid such a project includes everything from lack of … Continue reading IT documentation as a business enabler or how you learn to love documenting

Industry Expertise: Benefits of GIS-Enhanced Hybrid Network Infrastructure Management

To support the demands of the digital world, network operators must be able to effectively document and manage large quantities of geographically dispersed asset data. A geographic information system (GIS) is the ideal extension of an infrastructure and resource management solution, as it provides a geo-referenced representation of such data.Applying location intelligence to infrastructure management processes significantly increases efficiency and brings network asset and resource … Continue reading Industry Expertise: Benefits of GIS-Enhanced Hybrid Network Infrastructure Management

Industry Expertise: How to Achieve Zero Downtime Data Migration

Every telecommunications company will, at some time, need to consolidate inventory systems or replace a legacy inventory management solution. One common reason is to address new technology challenges such as 5G rollouts or hybrid, VNF-based networks. These technologies have requirements that many current management systems are not able to handle. Virtual network functions, 5G, FTTx, and flex-grid optical networks all require more advanced methods than … Continue reading Industry Expertise: How to Achieve Zero Downtime Data Migration

FNT GraphicCenter – Visualize and Analyze Infrastructure Data Easily

FNT expert: Peer Dierolf, Product Manager  FNT GraphicCenter is the new visualization application from FNT that makes it easy to visualize and analyze infrastructure and service data. It is fully integrated into the FNT Command Platform and based on yWorks technology. Peer Dierolf, Product Manager at FNT, explains what makes this visualization application stand out.  What exactly is FNT GraphicCenter?  Customers using the FNT Command Platform … Continue reading FNT GraphicCenter – Visualize and Analyze Infrastructure Data Easily

Industry Expertise: How to Achieve an Inside View of Network Infrastructure

Cables carry the data needed to light our cities, make cloud computing possible, and enable billions of devices to function, be it miniature sensors, Industry 4.0 machines, or huge industrial facilities. Some 2.5 quintillion bytes are transported through cables every day. That’s equivalent to the storage capacity of 36 million iPads. How these cables are managed matters – a lot. Cable management is crucial to … Continue reading Industry Expertise: How to Achieve an Inside View of Network Infrastructure