Gartner Inc. revealed its top strategic predictions for 2020 and beyond, examining how the human condition is being challenged as technology creates varied and ever-changing expectations.
“What’s driving everyone to the edge?” From an enduser perspective, the demands for faster data processing and delivery of content and services to mobile devices will be unceasing. The projections are literally at a steeper angle than the growth of our national debt. The current structure of the internet and cloud and mobile networks can’t even begin to keep pace.
According to the Sate of the Edge and Gartner research, while 95% of data is created and managed within centralized data centers, within within two years 75% will need analysis and action at the edge. The decision won’t be cloud versus edge; it will be cloud with edge.
For the second consecutive year, Cabling Installation & Maintenance is teaming up with Fluke Networks to administer a salary and compensation survey for professionals in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry in the United States. The survey will stay open through the end of 2019 and into the first couple weeks of January 2020. All individual data collected in the survey will remain anonymous. You can take the survey here.
One of today’s highly promising innovations in energy operations is grid-interactive efficient buildings. Referred to as GEBs, these structures are connected to the grid and draw on distributed energy sources. Among other benefits, GEBs offer hold the potential to lower property operations costs. But are utilities keeping up? A new study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy tackles that question.
Global Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) Market 2019-2023 | Increasing Investments in Data Center to Boost Growth | Technavio
The global optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) market is expected to post an incremental growth of USD 37.62 million during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. One of the major drivers is increasing investment in smart city projects.
With optical fiber telecommunications firmly entrenched in the global information infrastructure, a key question for the future is how deeply will optical communications penetrate and complement other forms of communication (e.g., wireless access, on-premises networks, interconnects, and satellites).
Southeast Asia has clinched the top spot globally as the mobile economy hot spot, taking over giant economies like China. This is due to the growth in smartphone penetration in this region, which is touted as the gateway to mobile commerce. That said, the lack of robust digital infrastructure is a hurdle both the public and private sectors in Indonesia need to overcome in order to realize this billion-dollar potential. According to Gartner, Indonesia spends lesser in building digital infrastructure compared to its neighbors like Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. In order to reap the full benefits of digital transformation, investing in ICT is key, especially data center and network capabilities as these are backbones to successful implementation of innovative technologies.
Global internet of things (IoT) managed services market is set to witness a healthy CAGR of 29.90% in the forecast period of 2019-2026.
New data from Synergy Research Group shows that the number of large data centers operated by hyperscale providers increased to 504 at the end of the third quarter, having tripled since the beginning of 2013. According to the researcher, the EMEA and Asia-Pac regions continue to have the highest growth rates — though the US still accounts for almost 40% of the major cloud and internet data center sites. The next most popular locations are China, Japan, the UK, Germany and Australia, which collectively account for another 32% of the total.