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Network function, storage and server virtualization, as well as the growing demand for cloud-based provisioning of enterprise IT solutions—these are disruptive developments radically changing the face of enterprise IT, networking and communication.

Get the complete picture on how the enterprise market will develop as these trends are realized with our broad and deep reportage on the data and communication networks deployed by small and medium businesses, enterprises and government organizations. Coverage includes hardware, software, services and component suppliers.

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  • Matthias Machowinski | May 08, 2018
    A few months ago, I was asked by a client whether I thought it possible that Arista will enter the campus networking market. Everything’s a possibility, I thought, but this one seems far-fetched. Arista’s current switching products aren’t geared toward the campus (lack of 1G and PoE offerings), and more importantly, Arista doesn’t have a wireless networking portfolio...
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  • Heidi Adams | May 02, 2018
    The 2018 Huawei Global Analyst Summit was, as usual, a large, lavish, and information-packed affair. From executive-level insights into the overall direction of the business to more in-depth and detailed insights on Huawei technology across a wide range of areas, this year’s event provided a good overall view of the state of the telecommunications industry with a primary focus on business in China and Asia. A key takeaway is that the carrier networks business is at a crossroads—and it is not clear at this stage whether 5G will be able to come to the rescue. The consumer and enterprise segments, supplemented by a new business addressing public cloud services, anchored growth for the company in 2017. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Prachi Nema , Matthias Machowinski | April 17, 2018
    Worldwide revenue for collaborative meeting services (video and web conferencing) grew 10 percent in 2017, totaling $2.5 billion. Growth was driven by the need for better communication tools to bridge geographic divides between employees, partners and customers; the continuing adoption of unified communications; and the shift from in-house infrastructure deployments to a cloud delivery model.


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Comprehensive coverage of data center compute equipment used by enterprises and cloud and telecom providers. Coverage includes data center servers and ethernet network adapters by form factor and market segment, as well as market shares for key vendors.
Total visibility into the entire routing and switching market, including overall equipment market leaders, and the trends and plans of both service providers and enterprises. Combines coverage from the Service Provider Routing & Switching Intelligence Service and the Enterprise Networks Intelligence Service.
Broad coverage of data and communication networks deployed by small and medium businesses, enterprises, and government organizations. Includes enterprise routers, Ethernet switches, wide local area network (WLAN) equipment and Wi-Fi phones, network monitoring equipment, Ethernet and Internet Protocol (IP) multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) virtual private network (VPN) services and more.
Timely analysis of the business communications equipment, software and services deployed by small and medium businesses as well as enterprises. Includes enterprise unified communication (UC) and voice equipment, enterprise session border controllers, enterprise telepresence & videoconferencing equipment, business cloud voice over IP (VoIP) and UC services, cloud videoconferencing services and more.
Critical insights into the market for optical equipment and components used by service providers, data centers and enterprises for metro as well as core network transport. Includes optical network hardware, optical transport network (OTN) and packet-optical hardware, data center optics, telecom optics and components, 100G+ coherent optical equipment ports and more.
Detailed analysis of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) deployed in service provider, data center and enterprise networks. Includes data center as well as enterprise SDN hardware and software, carrier SDN hardware, software and services, and NFV hardware.
Comprehensive market coverage of equipment deployed by service providers operating data networks, and their plans for emerging technologies as network architectures evolve. Includes carrier Ethernet switches (CES), IP edge and core routers, virtual routers (vRouters), Ethernet access devices (EADs) and Ethernet ports.
Global, in-depth coverage of VoIP and circuit-to-packet migration products, services, operators, vendors and subscribers. Includes trunk media gateways, session border controllers (SBCs), media servers, softswitches and voice application servers.
Full reportage on the storage market for both component vendors and users of storage devices by examining the significant trends and technologies impacting the industry. Analysis provided on all disk drives, including hard disk drives (HDD), optical disk drive (ODD) and solid-state drives (SSD).


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  • May 15, 2018
    This Smart City Profile is one of a series produced as part of the IHS Smart Cities Intelligence Service. These dedicated studies are designed to complement the group’s already extensive research portfolio by providing in-depth analysis on market development at the individual city level. These profiles provide a valuable bench-marking tool for clients active in the global smart cities market.
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  • Diane Myers | May 07, 2018
    This scorecard profiles, analyzes, and ranks leading hosted unified communications service providers in the U.S. and Canada.
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  • April 30, 2018
    Offers real-time pricing analysis of the hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) storage markets, as well as commentaries of interesting technologies and products developments.
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  • Icon Senior Principal Analyst, Storage
    Craig Stice is a senior principal analyst responsible for forecasting and analysis of the storage markets including solid state drives (SSD) and hard disk drives (HDD). Prior to his work in the storage markets, Craig was an analyst covering compute electronics systems at IHS, which included the PC and server industries.
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