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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 | December 15, 2017
    Following is information and insight from IHS Markit about our Q4 2017 WLAN Equipment Market Tracker, which includes data for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.
  • December 12, 2017
    Global telecom and IT vendor ZTE Corporation hosted its 2017 Wireless & Services User Congress from October 19 to 20 in Brussels, bringing together more than 100 European operators, several of whom spoke about their 4G and pre-5G mobile projects with ZTE. The event focused on how ZTE is driving commercial deployments of software defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), 4G, and, soon, 5G—highlighting the company's mobile hardware and software, service products, and customers. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Heidi Adams | November 20, 2017
    Juniper jumped into the open optical line systems market with the introduction of the Juniper Programmable Photonic Layer and the proNX Optical Director. When combined with Juniper’s routing and switching portfolio and the optical transponder products and technology acquired through its 2016 BTI acquisition, the new products allow Juniper to deliver end-to-end packet optical solutions for its data center and routing customers and prospects in the cloud, enterprise, and service provider markets. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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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.
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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  • Pablo Tomasi | December 13, 2017
    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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  • Craig Stice | December 08, 2017
    Storage Space Market takes a look at HDD manufacturers’ unit shipment history by applications, average HDD capacity, and total capacity shipped and provides forecasts going forward.
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  • November 30, 2017
    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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  • November 22, 2017
    Quarterly scheduled briefings with the analysts on research highlights from all aspects of the enterprise voice, video, and unified communication market.
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  • November 22, 2017
    Semi-annually scheduled briefings with the analysts on research highlights from all aspects of the SDN and NFV markets.
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  • Clifford Grossner | November 20, 2017
    Quarterly live conference call and presentation hosted by the lead analyst for all subscribers to provide highlights from all products in this Intelligence Service, including forecasts, surveys, scorecards and insights.
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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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