Building Your Business Case for Network Virtualization

| July 31, 2017

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Traditional TCO analysis is not well suited to make the business case for network virtualization. Not only do SDN and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technologies impact existing cost drivers, they create new classes of costs which are influence factors typically not included in TCO models. They also create additional avenues for revenue growth and improved efficiency.

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How 5G and edge computing can enhance virtual reality

Article | April 8, 2020

For some time now, 5G has been associated with the promise of new digital applications and services that come with a hyper-connected life. We have seen that this new technology, which provides “perfect” connectivity, creates new value for both us as individuals and to industries and enterprises. The current global pandemic is drastically impacting our daily lives, and as a result, the relevance of such digital applications and services is accelerating. For example, we suddenly see an increased need for communication services, tools for remote collaboration, and fast and reliable access to data – whether it’s from the office, the home or somewhere in between. Augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) are two technology concepts providing significant benefits in this new digital reality. These technologies open new ways of working in areas such as manufacturing, gaming, media, automotive and healthcare, allowing for both increased productivity and completely new user experiences. In the Ericsson ConsumerLab merged reality report, 7 out of 10 early adopters expect VR and AR to change everyday life fundamentally.

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Is Your On-Premises Existence Under Scrutiny? VMware Cloud on Dell EMC Offers a Solution

Article | February 26, 2020

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SHI offers custom IT solutions for every aspect of your environment. We support the specific needs of customers as they address, acquire, and adopt technology - while adding world-class support at each stage. Steady, sustained growth has allowed SHI to transform itself into a $8.5 billion global provider of technology products and services, under the guidance of our current ownership since 1989.

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