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How Containers Impact Data Center Networking

Tuesday
Sep 27, 2016
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Cliff Grossner, Senior Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
Presented by: IHS Markit and Juniper Networks
   

Application architectures continue to evolve with the increased adoption of software containers and micro-services coupled with a DevOps culture of rapid and frequent software builds. The rise in popularity of software containers has led to questions about the impact of containers in data center networking while ensuring a secure environment. What value do containers provide? Where can they replace or run alongside virtual machines (VMs)? And what are the top use cases? This webinar explores the advantages of containers, describes example use cases and provides guidelines for using containers along with VMs and bare metal servers in data center networking all while paying close attention to security concerns.

 
Taking Back Control of Your Network With SD-LAN

Wednesday
Sep 28, 2016
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Matthias Machowinski, Research Director, Enterprise Networks and Video
Presented by: IHS Markit and Aerohive Networks
   

Networks have become extremely dynamic and unpredictable. The devices that connect to today's networks will be replaced by a new wave in less than two years, with yet unknown capabilities. Applications that are popular today will fade into the background and be supplanted by the latest crop of productivity, social and gaming apps. Network managers can find it impossible at times to keep up with the constant of change, and this is driving many organizations to consider a software-defined networking approach for their local area networks (SD-LAN). This webinar takes a look at how SD-LAN enables network managers to offload repetitive tasks through automation, customize networks through programmability, and morph networks at the push of a button to adjust to changes in user behavior.

 
Data Center Interconnect for a Diverse Market

Thursday
Sep 29, 2016
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Led by: Heidi Adams, Senior Research Director, Transport Networks
Presented by: IHS Markit and Infinera
   

Data center interconnect (DCI) is a vibrant and rapidly growing market for optical equipment and its currently the center of much market attention. Internet cloud and content providers (ICPs) are driving the fastest growth and pushing DCI technology forward, attracting the attention of vendors and industry observers alike. Yet DCI is a diverse market with a wide range of applications and requirements. Enterprises, traditional carriers and other service providers can benefit from new DCI technology driven by ICPs, but they also have lower capacity and scale requirements and place higher value on other DCI attributes. This webinar outlines the latest advances in DCI technologies, architectures and operational tools and explores how they align to the challenges and requirements of different market segments from ICPs to carriers and enterprises.

 
Building Flexible Networks with SDN and Open Line Systems

Wednesday
Nov 16, 2016
11:00AM ET

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Led by: Heidi Adams, Senior Research Director, Transport Networks
Presented by: IHS Markit, Fujitsu and Lumentum
   

SDN (software-defined networking) will change the way networks are managed, but will it also change the way they are built? SDN and open optical line systems have the potential to give service providers unprecedented flexibility in how they choose and deploy vendors, allowing them to potentially build more flexible networks at lower cost. This webinar examines the impact of SDN technology and the benefits service providers can expect.

 


Mobile Credentials in Access Control: The Next Transformation


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Led by: Blake Kozak, Principal Analyst, Access Control & Fire
Presented by: IHS Markit and HID
   

Mobile credentials are one of the most exciting areas of the access control market. The transformation caused by the development of various mobile solutions in payment, banking, ticketing and automation is poised to deliver similar changes in the access control industry. Mobile credentials are now entering the market as a serious commercial product after many years of pilots and testing, and this webinar sheds some light on how the market is likely to play out in the next five years.

 
SDN Commercial Deployments: Emerging Business Cases


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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
Presented by: IHS Markit and Infinera
   

Service providers deployed around 10 new software-defined networking (SDN)-based live, commercial services last year. Some of these involve internal network traffic, operations or services, while others include services offered to customers usually via a self-service portal. AT&T, COLT, Deutsche Telecom, Level 3 and Telstra/Pacnet are among the early pioneers. Much has been learned by moving SDN projects out of the laboratory proof-of-concept (PoC) stage and into commercial deployment. This webinar focuses on the emerging business cases for commercial SDN, with a particular focus on SDN in transport networks, barriers to deployment and the lessons learned by operators that have deployed the technology.

 
Automating DDoS Mitigation: Separating Myth From Fact


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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
Presented by: IHS Markit Technology and Arbor Networks
   

Service providers and enterprises face a never-ending deluge of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and while the technology required to detect attacks has improved greatly over the last five years, most are looking for ways to automate the mitigation of attacks wherever possible. Stopping DDoS attacks is still a highly manual process for most, requiring massive amounts of time and expertise that most IT security organizations don't have to spare. This webinar examines new solutions for automating DDoS mitigation, focusing on the processes, staffing and technology required to auto-mitigate.

 
Ensuring High-quality Voice Service With Network Visibility


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Led by: Diane Myers, Research Director, VoIP, UC and IMS
Presented by: IHS Markit Technology and Edgewater Networks
   

Delivering a high-quality voice experience is mission critical for telecommunications service providers, especially as services become more commoditized and competition for mind and market share intensifies. Ensuring that the equipment used in voice deployments is top notch just isn't enough - end-to-end network monitoring and visibility are also important components. This webinar explores the value of using a network edge platform together with network monitoring to deliver end-to-end network visibility and optimized quality of service. It also delves into simplifying troubleshooting to ensure the best possible service.

 
Overcoming Challenges in Utility-scale PV With String Inverters (EMEA)


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Led by: Sam Wilkinson, Senior Research Manager, Solar & Energy Storage
Presented by: IHS Markit Technology and Huawei
   

The global utility-scale photovoltaics (PV) market has started to show signs of shifting away from the use of traditional central inverters to string inverters, with a number of major players promoting this strategy and its benefits to system owners and developers. This approach to system design is not new and large-scale systems in Europe have been built using this topology since 2012. More recently, however, there has been a major acceleration of activity, with several gigawatts of string inverters being installed in utility-scale systems worldwide. This webinar explores how the utility-scale movement has evolved to date, highlighting real-life examples, sharing IHS forecasts for the markets development, and answering questions about whether this trend can become mainstream in major utility-scale markets worldwide.

 
Embedded Security to Protect the IoT


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Led by: Sam Lucero, Senior Principal Analyst, M2M
Presented by: IHS Markit Technology and Mocana
   

The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a vast and heterogeneous new attack surface for cybercriminals and other malicious actors. In particular, critical industrial infrastructure in the energy, oil and gas, chemicals, and related sectors is increasingly vulnerable as it is brought online in connected IoT systems. While security co-processors embedded into field equipment is considered the gold standard in robust cybersecurity, the actual use of these co-processors will remain relatively limited in the next three to five years. It is therefore imperative that industrial stakeholders understand how software-based IoT cybersecurity can best be implemented in the short term - and how such software will optimally integrate with hardware-based cybersecurity solutions over the longer term. This webinar focuses on the optimal use of software cybersecurity for the IoT.

 
Overcoming Challenges in Utility-scale PV With String Inverters


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Led by: Cormac Gilligan, Research Manager, Solar Supply Chain
Presented by: IHS Markit Technology and Huawei
   

The global utility-scale photovoltaics (PV) market has started to show signs of shifting away from the use of traditional central inverters to string inverters, with a number of major players promoting this strategy and its benefits to system owners and developers. This approach to system design is not new and large-scale systems in Europe have been built using this topology since 2012. More recently, however, there has been a major acceleration of activity, with several gigawatts of string inverters being installed in utility-scale systems worldwide. This webinar explores how the utility-scale movement has evolved to date, highlighting real-life examples, sharing IHS forecasts for the market's development, and answering questions about whether this trend can become mainstream in major utility-scale markets like the United States.

 
UCaaS: Skipping Hybrid and Moving Directly to the Cloud


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Led by: Diane Myers, Research Director, VoIP, UC and IMS
Presented by: IHS Technology and 8X8
   

More and more businesses across all industries and of all sizes are moving to the cloud for unified communications (UC). But the way in which companies migrate their communications infrastructure and applications to the cloud can vary. One approach is hybrid - where some users reside in the cloud while others are kept on premises. There are a variety of reasons to consider a hybrid approach, but is it the right path? If moving to the cloud, why not go all in? This webinar explores moving UC to the cloud, the advantages of a full UC-as-a-service (UCaaS) deployment, and the issues a hybrid approach injects into the mix. Join us and learn how companies that have moved 100% to UCaaS have benefited.

 
Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence: From Noise to Action


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Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
Presented by: IHS Technology and Palo Alto Networks
   

To stay ahead of attackers, IT security teams are connecting their sophisticated threat mitigation infrastructure to a wide range of threat intelligence services: their own network data, open-source intel, commercial feeds, and even peers threat intel. Consuming this data is a starting point, but in many cases the volume of information generated is overwhelming. Its increasingly clear that threat intelligence needs to be winnowed down to the essential critical events, and then have context added to those events to reach the ultimate goal: to turn a mountain of threat intelligence into a few meaningful actions. This webinar covers the challenges associated with working with threat intelligence and the security solutions available to turn data into actions that meaningfully decrease the threat exposure window.

 
From Centralized RAN to Cloud RAN


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Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
Presented by: IHS Technology and EXFO
   

The move from centralized to virtual radio access networks (RANs) is already happening, with baseband unit (BBU) virtualization moving many functions to software, paving the way for 5G and pre-5G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A). This webinar explores the market drivers and the technical challenges of the RAN transformation from fiber to the antenna (FTTA) to centralized RAN (C-RAN) and virtual RAN, the state of virtualized baseband unit (vBBU), the long-term evolution of fronthaul beyond the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) to packet-based transport, and testing requirements at the optical and protocol layers.

 


The Long-Term Prospects for Smart TV

Tuesday
Oct 4, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Paul Gray, Principal Analyst, Consumer Devices
   

Smart TV has evolved rapidly over the past few years, but what are its long-term prospects? How will platforms converge or fragment? How will other devices such as media streamers fit into this, and how will consumers use smart TVs in a world of applications and multi-device consumption? This webinar examines the market landscape, structures, successes, and failures of smart TV and explores what may work in the future.

 
Virtualizing Pay TV: Shifting the Consumption Experience Into the Cloud

Wednesday
Oct 5, 2016

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Led by: Daniel Simmons, Director, Head of Connected Home
   

Pay TV stands at the precipice: either decouple key features from the managed hardware platform or risk protracted development cycles that lag behind the industry's nimbler competitors. In order to innovate and keep pace with new OTT (over-the-top) entrants, operators will need to begin to experiment with cloud-orchestrated user interfaces, personalization features, content storage, device management and multi-DRM (digital rights management) integration. This webinar explores the role of the cloud in the pay TV ecosystem and its importance to service agility, innovation and competitive differentiation.

 
IoT Platforms: Navigating the Complex Ecosystem

Wednesday
Oct 12, 2016

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Led by: Julian Watson, Director, Operators
   

There will be few industries that are not revolutionized by the Internet of Things (IoT) over the next decade. Over 70 billion devices are forecast to be connected to the Internet by 2025, providing a wealth of sensor data, predictive analytics, control and unique value to all sectors. At the center of this IoT revolution are IoT platforms - cloud-based and on-premises software packages and related services that enable and support sophisticated IoT services. Navigating the IoT platform ecosystem can be a complex endeavor, as the number of IoT platform suppliers has exploded and an increasing number of solution types have been brought into the fold. This webinar examines the range of IoT platforms that are available for service providers, developers and enterprises and explores the features needed to deliver a powerful, comprehensive solution.

 
Video Surveillance Industry: Is it Commoditizing?

Thursday
Oct 13, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Josh Woodhouse, Analyst, Video Surveillance
   

The video surveillance industry is becoming increasingly competitive. The market has become more concentrated, with the top 15 global suppliers accounting for an additional 10 percentage points of market share in 2015 compared to 2010. Equipment vendors, security system integrators and installers are exploring how smarter cameras, cloud services, analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) can provide additional value to their clients while driving their own revenue growth. This webinar addresses the current state of commoditization in the video surveillance industry and explores the likely paths by which modern video surveillance systems will evolve.

 
The HDR UHD Ecosystem: Perils and Opportunities

Tuesday
Oct 18, 2016

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Led by: Paul Gray, Principal Analyst, Consumer Devices
   

The high dynamic range (HDR) ecosystem is beginning to take shape, but its already being threatened by the emergence of competing formats. How can HDR avoid the forces that doomed 3D TV? Can ultra-high definition (UHD) and HDR co-catalyze one another? What is the role of high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) compression in supporting the adoption of HDR UHD? This webinar looks holistically at the HDR UHD opportunity and contextualizes what the format means for content producers, technology vendors, transport providers, panel suppliers and TV set manufacturers.

 
UHD/4K Public Displays: When Will Growth Pick Up?

Tuesday
Oct 18, 2016

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Led by: Sanju Khatri, Director, Digital Signage and Professional Video
   

Public displays continue to show strong growth, but the transition to 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) has not been as rapid as the industry expected. Cost is one factor, but what else is impacting adoption rates? This webinar explores why 4K has not yet experienced rapid growth in public displays and provides an outlook for when it will pick up in the future.

 
Threat Mitigation 2.0: Unifying Host and Network Protection

Tuesday
Oct 18, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Jeff Wilson, Research Director, Cybersecurity Technology
   

As advanced threat detection and mitigation capabilities mature and find their way into a wide range of security platforms, its becoming increasingly clear that host and network-based solutions need to work together to more quickly identify threats, share threat information, and provide the shortest path to quarantine and remediation. This webinar looks at advanced threat mitigation strategies for making the threat exposure gap as small as possible.

 
Increasing DC Voltages to Optimize PV System Costs

Wednesday
Oct 19, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cormac Gilligan, Research Manager, Solar Supply Chain
   

With the power and energy industry continuing to focus on reducing the cost of photovoltaic (PV) electricity, many suppliers are looking to increase system voltages to 1500 volts or higher in order to improve performance and reduce hardware costs. Around the world, leading players are launching new products that are helping drive down the cost of solar. This webinar examines in detail the solar power cost-reduction trend and how it will impact the future of PV.

 
Getting Your Network Ready for 11ac Wave 2 With Multi-rate Ethernet

Wednesday
Oct 19, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Matthias Machowinski, Research Director, Enterprise Networks and Video
   

1GE Ethernet has become the standard wired network link for wireless access points, but as access point technology shifts to 802.11ac Wave 2, throughput will exceed 1GE for the first time. Organizations could upgrade to 10GE, but this could require cabling upgrades in addition to equipment upgrades. Multi-rate Ethernet is a new technology that allows organizations to boost data rates over existing cabling infrastructure. This webinar explores the connectivity issues surrounding new WiFi technology, and what options are available to network managers.

 
Automation and IoT in Packaging Machinery

Wednesday
Oct 19, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Alex West, Principal Analyst, Manufacturing Technology
   

Innovation in machinery and plants has slowed over the last 5 to 10 years, with the last significant changes coming in the form of electromechanical products that replaced fluid power and motion-controlled products that enabled greater machine flexibility. But now manufacturing is on the cusp of a step-change in innovation and productivity improvements, with technologies such as robotics, IoT (Internet of Things), and big data giving rise to smart machines. This webinar explores how technology innovation is spurring packaging machines that are smarter, safer, and more productive.

 
NFV Commercial vCPE Deployments: Emerging Business Cases

Thursday
Oct 20, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
Presented by: IHS Markit, ECI and Nokia
   

Service providers moved 15 new NFV (network functions virtualization)based services onto live networks during 2015. Most include services offered to customers via a self-service portal including Ethernet connectivity, IP VPNs and virtual CPE services (vCPE) such as firewall and WAN optimization. AT&T, Orange Business Services, Colt, and Masergy are among the leading operators who found new problems when moving from the labs and PoCs into commercial deployments. The ETSI NFV architecture is a nice guideline, but most interfaces and standards are not yet in place. Providers struggle with the IT aspect of not only the server, storage, and switch technologies, but also who is responsible for operation of the mini data center in central offices. Its not easy to develop a solution when multiple vendors software is mixed and matched to create a set of automated services for enterprise or consumer customers. All these factors and more affect the business case. This webinar focuses on the emerging business cases based on what carriers have learned from NFV that work and those that don't.

 
Sensors for IoT: Sensing the Industrial Internet

Tuesday
Oct 25, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Brian O'Rourke, Senior Principal Analyst, Consumer Devices and MEMS & Sensors
   

IHS Markit anticipates that 75 billion connected devices will be in the market by 2025, up from 17 billion today. And everyone agrees that sensors represent part of the smart in smart homes, smart cities, smart grid and other segments, encompassing many sensor types, including motion, temperature, pressure, magnetism, light, sound, humidity and more. But how big is the opportunity for sensors? Will billions of additional sensors be deployed to monitor our world? Or is the Internet of Things (IoT) really about connecting sensors that are already in place, and making sense out of the terabits of information generated? In this webinar, IHS Markit examines use cases and attempts to quantify the demand for IOT-associated sensors over the next decade.

 
Data Center Orchestration: Open Source or Proprietary?

Wednesday
Oct 26, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cliff Grossner, Senior Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
   

The next two to three years will be the inflection point for enterprise IT teams that are selecting, trialing, and deploying data center orchestration software. The choice for physical and virtual switching in the data center will be dependent on the orchestration software selected open source or proprietary. Vendors that have their own orchestration software will strive to be the platform of choice. This webinar explores the choices for data center orchestration software and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the open source and proprietary approaches, providing guidelines for purchase-decision makers.

 
Moving Beyond Borders for VoLTE

Wednesday
Oct 26, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Diane Myers, Research Director, VoIP, UC and IMS
   

As VoLTE (voice over LTE) begins to ramp, the new challenge is enabling users to have a seamless service across operators and international borders. The big debate is whether to utilize local breakout (LBO) or S8 home routing (S8HR). With different operators falling into different camps, itll only get more complicated over time. Is one approach favored over the other, or will operators need to learn to live with both? This webinar provides insights into the benefits and challenges associated with VoLTE roaming approaches and discusses important considerations for mobile operators moving forward.

 
The Evolving Role of Digital Health in Healthcare

Wednesday
Oct 26, 2016

Led by: Shane Walker, Senior Principal Analyst, Healthcare Technology
   

During the last decade, digital health has been referred to as mHealth, virtual care, and connected careall of which sought to characterize the next stage of patient-provider connectedness but were not completely aligned. As defined by IHS, digital health refers to the combination of remote patient monitoring, video consultations, health kiosks, connected consumer medical and wellness devices, mobile applications, smartphones, tablets, and the healthcare IT software-enabling information exchange and health records access. The promise of digital health has long been better quality care at a lower cost, and expectations have been high. However, slow uptake and the lack of significant scale has led to some skepticism about the impact of consumer-oriented healthcare delivery technologies. This webinar highlights the key opportunities that will drive the digital health market from $15 billion today to more than $22 billion in the next five years.

 
From Broadcast to Adaptive Bitrate Multicast

Tuesday
Nov 1, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Merrick Kingston, Principal Analyst, Connected Home
   

At peak, online video streaming now accounts for 70% of downstream traffic. Given that copious amounts of bandwidth are sequestered in the always-on broadcast silo and total downstream bandwidth is effectively static, how can operators continue to cope with the pull model of OTT (over-the-top) consumption? Are sponsored data and paid interconnect the punitive way forward, or is there an opportunity to re-architect the access network itself? This webinar helps operators and vendors alike understand the IP migration challenge, exploring the economics of a slow-burn transition to IP multicast and the long-term benefits of an adaptive bitrate, IP-enabled multicast infrastructure.

 
Expanding the IoT Opportunity with LPWAN Connectivity

Wednesday
Nov 2, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Sam Lucero, Senior Principal Analyst, M2M
   

Low-power wide area networking (LPWAN) technologies for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications have become a leading concern in the telecom industry with the recent announcements of a $115 million funding round by Sigfox, the formation of the LoRa Alliance, and the introduction of the Weightless-N specification. This webinar discusses how LPWAN technologies can best be used to optimize M2M and IoT solutions for enterprise customers.

 
Winning the 5G Race

Wednesday
Nov 2, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Stéphane Téral, Senior Research Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
   

As the planet approaches full LTE coverage, the migration to 4G is well under way and since it takes at least a decade to commercially launch a new generation of mobile technology, the time has already come to explore 5G. This webinar examines the current status of 5G R&D and field trials and identifies the key technologies that can potentially lead to rapid commercial deployment.

 
Leveraging SDN and NFV for Backhaul

Thursday
Nov 3, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
   

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) will have a disruptive and transformative impact by creating virtualized and programmable networks. By deploying SDN and NFV, operators can create backhaul solutions that lower cost and generate greater flexibility and efficiencies in the network. This webinar considers the challenges and opportunities for combining SDN and NFV in the backhaul network, to enhance network-wide intelligence, optimize traffic and define operator policies.

 
Innovations in Connected Audio

Tuesday
Nov 8, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Paul Erickson, Senior Analyst, Connected Home
   

As the music-listening landscape becomes increasingly influenced by consumer electronics (CE) devices such as smartphones and tablets, home audio devices are being adapted to better integrate with these CE devices. The innovation of streaming services into the connected home has reinvigorated the music industry and is facilitating the transition to a truly on-demand and forward-looking consumer experience that encompasses recommendations, deep metadata, intelligent caching, and multi-device analytics. This webinar examines how connected audio has changed consumer expectations for this crucial type of media within the modern, connected home.

 
Getting to a Software-defined Broadband Network

Wednesday
Nov 9, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: John Kendall, Senior Analyst, Connected Home & Smart Home
Presented by: IHS Markit and ADTRAN / 2 Sponsor Positions Available
   

At present, there is much discussion about software-defined networking (SDN) and how to utilize it in current network deployments. However, the term SDN encapsulates a rather large space of diverse solutions that can be at times ill-defined. This webinar looks at whats involved in a SDN, what it means to deploy SDN technology, and how broadband providers can leverage SDN architecture.

 
Are 3D-ready Systems Driving the Market for 3D Tomosynthesis?

Nov 2016

Led by: Jessica Edge, Analyst, Healthcare Technology
   

Since its launch in 2011, 3D tomosynthesis has experienced mixed levels of adoption. Healthcare providers are weighing whether the additional cost and dose rate associated with these systems can be offset by the improvements in image quality and diagnosis they provide. 2D mammography systems that can be upgraded to 3D are proving to be a popular option. These 3D-ready systems allow healthcare providers to purchase more affordable solutions that can be easily transformed with 3D functionality when required. This webinar looks at the growing use of 3D tomosynthesis in diagnosis and screening and how purchasers and patients can benefit from the use of this technology.

 
Can Network Hardware Become as Programmable as Software?

Nov 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cliff Grossner, Senior Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
   

Recently, theres been a rebirth of alternatives that make network hardware easily field customizable, with the potential to kick off another transformation in networking that increases diversity and innovation in switching silicon. Central to this transformation is the work of the community supporting the P4 organization. Early market pioneers are now offering hardware platforms that leverage P4 in new switching silicon, field-programmable gate array (FPGA)based field-customizable switching and programmable Ethernet network adapters. This webinar explores the networking transformation enabled by programmable silicon, providing example use cases and guidance for strategists planning network architectures.

 
Throwdown: AMOLED vs. TFT-LCD in Tablets and Notebooks

Thursday
Nov 17, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Rhoda Alexander, Director, Broadband Media
   

New display technologies provide vendors with additional options for product differentiation of tablets and notebook PCs. How manufacturers price, incorporate, and differentiate AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) is crucial to the success of this technology in consumer devices. Innovations in TFT-LCD (thin-film transistor liquid crystal display) production, films, glass production, and backlighting are narrowing the performance gap between TFT-LCD and AMOLED. How these technologies fare in the battleground for tablets and notebooks will have a big impact on display technology production and may even impact the consumer appeal of these devices. This webinar outlines the competing benefits of AMOLED and TFT-LCD, the cost and positioning of the technologies, the current market trends, and the future consumer opportunity.

 
Optical Encryption:
A New Layer of Security for Network Services

Tuesday
Dec 6, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Heidi Adams, Senior Research Director, Transport Networks
Presented by: IHS Markit and Nokia / 2 Sponsor Positions Available
   

As more content and services move to the cloud, providing secure connectivity to the cloud and between data centers is crucial. While optical transport was once considered immune to attacks, recent events have highlighted a pressing need to introduce more security into this layer of the network. This webinar explores the challenges in securing network services with existing Layer 2/3 solutions, and looks at how options at Layer 1, including optical in-flight encryption, can be introduced to add a new layer of security to networking infrastructure and services.

 
The Role of Module-level Power Electronics in the PV Market

Dec 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cormac Gilligan, Research Manager, Solar Supply Chain
   

Solar module-level power electronics (MLPE) such as microinverters and power optimizers have risen from niche products to mainstream alternatives to traditional photovoltaic (PV) inverters in recent years. In key markets such as the United States, they have become the default choice in residential installations, while in other markets they have struggled to gain market share. In recent quarters, the MLPE market has heated up thanks to a series of acquisitions by leading module and traditional inverters suppliers and a number of high-profile partnerships with module suppliers. This webinar identifies the main benefits and drawbacks of MLPE, the key target markets and the leading suppliers in this high-growth market.

 
The Network Is the Computer: How Far Do CPU Offloads Go?

Dec 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cliff Grossner, Senior Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN
   

Central processing unit (CPU) offloads have become increasingly prevalent with Ethernet network adapters providing storage and network protocol offloads; and recently algorithmic offloads have become available in switches and network adapters. There is also a new generation of programmable network adapters that include a complete system on a chip (SoC) and fully programmable CPUs, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) or network processing units (NPUs). This webinar explores the pros and cons of CPU offloads and embedding compute within the network, providing example use cases and guidelines for purchase-decision makers.

 
Carrier Deployments of Next-Gen MPLS:
Segment Routing at Work

Thursday
Dec 15, 2016

ON24 online webcast

Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
   

Carriers have been using MPLS for over 15 years as the principal technique to achieve virtual connections-IP MPLS VPNs-in IP networks that are basically packet-oriented and connection-less. MPLS was simple in the beginning, but it has grown to solve many real-world network problems and use cases. But the architecture and complexity of carrier networks has been changing due to the pressures of mobility, video, cloud and data centers-and just more networks and network usage. Enter the next generation of MPLS, segment routing, to reduce some of the rising complexities of giant networks connecting just about everything and everybody. This webinar explores how carriers are using and planning to use next-gen MPLS, and the problems they are solving.

 
Distributed vs. Centralized Inverter Architectures in Utility-Scale PV


ON24 online webcast

Led by: Cormac Gilligan, Research Manager, Solar Supply Chain
   

IHS forecasts that three-phase central inverters will dominate the global utility-scale market in 2016, accounting for two-thirds of total inverter shipments. Over the next five years, however, three-phase string inverter shipments are forecast to grow rapidly and increasingly be installed in utility-scale installations globally. While global photovoltaic (PV) inverter shipments are forecast to reach over 90W by 2020, the decision by inverter suppliers to choose one typology over another may prove instrumental in their future success in a highly price competitive market. This webinar provides an overview of the leading suppliers of three-phase string inverters and central inverters, weighs the advantages and disadvantages of both technologies, and examines the solution preferences of major markets.

 
Taking Solar to the Next Generation With Energy Storage


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Led by: Sam Wilkinson, Senior Research Manager, Solar & Energy Storage
   

The core underlying global driver for the adoption of grid-connected energy storage is the need for a more flexible power system. This is largely a result of intermittent sources, such as renewables, accounting for a growing share of the power mix. Distributed energy storagebatteries, for examplecan be installed in various positions in the network to help address this problem. This webinar looks at the ways in which energy storage can used to intelligently integrate solar photovoltaic (PV) into the grid and overcome many of the challenges that it faces today.

 
Lighting Up the Dark Corners: In-Building Wireless


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Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
   

With the majority of mobile traffic being generated indoors, its crucial that mobile operators ensure service continuity within buildings with high user density. But what are the technology solutions for in-building data density and coverage, and to what extent are they complementary? What other challenges exist when working with enterprises, venue owners and backhaul providers? This webinar looks at what models are proving successful indoors.

 
The (R)evolution of the Machine


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Led by: Alex West, Principal Analyst, Manufacturing Technology
   

Manufacturing is entering a decade that will see changes not only in processes, but also suppliers and manufacturing locations. This will necessitate a (r)evolution as the integration of internet-connected devices, adoption of automated components and processes, and access to real-time production data lead end-users to migrate to smarter machines. This webinar looks at how the drive to smarter machines benefits manufacturers and offers consumers more focused and customized solutions, bringing about production benefits including cost reduction, reduced downtime, higher quality, and increased throughput and creating a competitive advantage.

 
Colocation Data Centers: Why and How


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Led by: Elizabeth Cruz, Senior Analyst, Data Centers, Cloud & IT Infrastructure
   

Multi-tenant, or colocation, data centers are an increasingly popular way for companies to minimize their IT capex, improve connectivity with customers and other service providers, and reduce downtime. Over the past 5 years, significant improvement has been realized by implementing colocation, with over a third of participants in a recent survey of data center professionals reporting their organizations lease space from colocation providers and more making the move every day. This webinar provides insights on the basics of colocation data centers, what to look for when choosing a provider, and implementation recommendations.

 
5G for IoT: Optimizing Cellular Networks for the IoT Market


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Led by: Sam Lucero, Senior Principal Analyst, M2M
   

The mobile community is developing technologies to evolve 4G and lay the groundwork for 5G networks that will enable fit-for-purpose IoT service offerings by mobile operators. These technologies aim to both dramatically increase the volume of devices that can be supported and extend mobile use cases to mission-critical applications. Increased scale, reduced power consumption, reduced latency, reduced cost, more efficient operation, and more robust connectivity are all goals for 5G component technologies. This webinar assesses the impact of 5G technologies on the IHS forecast of $20 billion in cellular IoT connectivity services revenue in 2020 and the opportunities they create for mobile operators.

 
Getting ROI on the IoT: How to Make a Business


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Led by: Alex Green, Senior Director, IT & Networking
   

Companies across industries are adding wireless technology to their products to customize and extend the value of their services. Smart wireless connectivity is a critical component for businesses looking to deliver on the promise of convenience, control and efficiency in their clients daily lives. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a projected multi-billion dollar industry, and everybody wants a share. But with new smart gadgets coming out every hour of every day, distinguishing the real disruptors from the noise is key. This webinar discusses IoT business strategy, challenges to market success, what consumers are demanding, and how companies can meet those expectations by providing real value.

 
Planning, Deploying and Ensuring Performance in Fronthaul


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Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
   

The need for higher capacity, denser connectivity and sectorization in the mobile network is driving deployment of the centralized RAN (C-RAN) architecture, which could provide a strong foundation for LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and possibly 5G networks. Fronthaul has a fundamental role in C-RAN, so its vital to understand the architectural options and how they relate to the mobile backhaul network and new service opportunities. Also, fronthaul links have key challenges such as latency, synchronization and bandwidth, as well as monitoring -so how can operators ensure they understand how the C-RAN is performing? This webinar looks at the options for fronthaul connectivity, the considerations for deployment and management, and the roadmap for evolving C-RAN architectures and services.

 
Sensors for Smartphones and Wearables


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Led by: Marwan Boustany, Senior Analyst, MEMS & Sensors
   

Although sensors are key functionality enablers in smartphones and wearables, suppliers must now do more than offer sensor hardware in a slowing and increasingly competitive market. And buyers expect more from their sensors than ever before. IHS is actively tracking the sensor supply chain, business challenges, technology trends and use cases, and this webinar examines these areas and provides a better understanding of the dynamics and drivers of the sensors market.

 
Open Source Set-Tops Boxes: Risks and Rewards


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Led by: Daniel Simmons, Director, Head of Connected Home
   

As the TV landscape becomes increasingly influenced by consumer electronics (CE) devices such as smartphones and tablets, set-top boxes (STBs) are beginning to adopt similar operating systems and move away from older proprietary software. This is rapidly allowing set-tops to look like just other devices in the home and interoperate more freely and with greater flexibility than in the past. But it also brings risks for branding and security that are new to this traditionally controlled market. This webinar explores the impact of the transition to open source middleware and multi-device software in operator set-top boxes.

 
When Will Robotics Replace Labor in Manufacturing?


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Led by: Jan Zhang, Senior Manager, Manufacturing Technology
   

With pressure on manufacturing to become more flexible while at the same time increase throughput, improve quality, and reduce costs, automation in general and robotics specifically are key considerations. China is now the largest market for industrial robots, and increasing labor costs and pending labor force contraction are two reasons for the massive growth in robotics investment in the country. This webinar looks at if and when other countries will follow suit and discusses the potential impact of robotics on the global labor force.

 
Leveraging IoT for Efficient Commercial Building Management


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Led by: Alex Green, Senior Director, IT & Networking
   

The use of the Internet of Things (IoT) in commercial buildings opens up the potential to dramatically improve security, productivity, and efficiency within the commercial building management ecosystem. This webinar discusses how facility managers can fully harness the benefits that IoT can bring to their organizations and buildings.

 
The Analytics Revolution: The Future of Media Distribution, Measurement and Monetization


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Led by: Merrick Kingston, Principal Analyst, Connected Home
   

The monolithic pay TV bundle is dead. In a world defined by structural demographic change, newfangled consumption behavior, the glut of choice and the atomization of media supply, the very foundation of media distribution is changing. This webinar explores how consumption analytics are re-shaping the media business. It also examines how sophisticated data platforms are allowing media companies of all stripes to understand, sell access to and more effectively monetize their audiences and uncover new, underserved audiences.

 
Broadband Services in the Cloud: What's Next?


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Led by: John Kendall, Senior Analyst, Connected Home & Smart Home
   

Broadband providers are looking to provide value-added or monetized services to their customers by using thin software clients. These services can be positioned to help prevent churn as well as improve customer experience. This webinar explores what's involved in offering services through software layered on top of in-home technology, the services that are currently available and popular, and the next generation of technology and services.

 
High-Brightness Displays for Outdoor Applications


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Led by: Sanju Khatri, Director, Digital Signage and Professional Video
   

Will high-brightness displays offer the next high-margin opportunity for brands and a value chain for outdoor applications? This webinar explores the needs and uses for high-brightness displays and the range of additional applications that will be enabled by newer public display technologies for outdoor use.

 
OS and Content: The Role of Media and Software


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Led by: Rhoda Alexander, Director, Broadband Media
   

Tablets have proved to be incredibly disruptive in the mobile PC marketplace, elevating the importance of media, content, and the user experience. From smartphones to desktops, the operating system (OS) and the opportunity to access contentparticularly applications within that systemare now major purchase differentiators. As notebooks PCs and tablets converge, this shift is reshaping how we address productivity, usage, and content offerings as consumers and businesses evaluate their needs for features on these devices. This webinar looks at the role of media and software in determining content offerings on tablets and notebooks and the impact the choice of OS has on consumer and commercial capabilities.

 
Self-driving Cars: Upcoming Technologies and Architectures


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Led by: Luca De Ambroggi, Principal Analyst, Automotive Semiconductors
   

According to IHS estimates, around 21 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2035. And with autonomous driving becoming more significant every passing day, its crucial to understand the upcoming technologies and architectures needed for driverless cars. This webinar explores how electronic control unit (ECU) architectures and system scalability strategies are evolving, the effects of sensor multiplication, and the integration of ECUs and centralized domain controller functions.

 
Mobility in the Manufacturing Marketplace


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Led by: Alex West, Principal Analyst, Manufacturing Technology
   

Consumer electronic products have begun to filter into the industrial environment with the use of, often ruggedized, smartphones and tablets. While currently in its infancy, IHS predicts the global market for mobile apps to grow strongly, to $190 million in 2019. This webinar looks at how the mobile app market is developing, current and future demands on apps-based solutions, and how automation vendors are developing apps markets that support design and maintenance, reducing the impact on an aging workforce.

 
Strategies for Securing the IoT in the Enterprise


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Led by: Alex Green, Senior Director, IT & Networking
   

As sensors and other industrial devices become increasingly connected, enterprises face a host of security and privacy vulnerabilities, including the risk of hackers gaining access to sensitive operational systems and gaining access to sensitive data. Meanwhile, many processors are still being deployed with minimal or no security measures in place. This webinar details the Internet of Things (IoT) growth trends that are raising concerns around IoT edge security, analyzes the pros and cons of various hardware, software, and hybrid security deployment options, and identifies best practices for maintaining the highest levels of security as the IoT continues to proliferate.

 
DAS and Small Cells: Can They Coexist?


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Led by: Stéphane Téral, Senior Research Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
   

So far, the bulk of distributed antenna system (DAS) deployments have happened in large venues, stadiums in particular. But the completion of major stadium projects has led the DAS industry to look at other types of indoor applications such as hotels and enterprise buildings, which are also a target for small cells. This webinar explores the coexistence of DAS and small cells.

 
Smart Cities: Strategic Opportunities for Operators


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Led by: Sam Lucero, Senior Principal Analyst, M2M
   

Leading mobile operators, including Vodafone, Telefonica, and AT&T, have created smart city business units to capitalize on the growing trend for cities to use technology to improve efficiency and enhance citizens quality of life across a range of core city functions. Mobile operators base their smart city propositions on their extensive network infrastructure offerings. However, they also see a prime opportunity to move up the value stack and provide many more aspects of a complete smart city solution, typically with partners. This webinar discusses how operators can best optimize their smart city offers and help cities succeed in digitalization.

 
Digital Health: Reshaping Individualized Healthcare


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Led by: Roeen Roashan, Senior Analyst, Healthcare Technology
   

Digital health technologies will enable the connectivity of 7 billion patients worldwide by 2040, promising to deliver the medium on which individualized care will be based. With a high impact on all aspects of healthcare, digital health will transform the fundamentals of how healthcare is practiced from the actual episode of care and throughout its continuity in workplaces, communities and homes. This webinar explores the current and future technologies that will facilitate individualized care and allow healthcare sectors to sustainably provide value-based care.

 
Broadband Equipment and Virtualized CPE: How will it work?


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Led by: John Kendall, Senior Analyst, Connected Home & Smart Home
   

Network functions virtualization (NFV) and virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE) are areas of extreme interest among both broadband providers and CPE suppliers. With increased interest in providing more services and more technology in the consumer home, virtualization is heralded as the next transformative technology in broadband CPE. This webinar looks at whats involved in the process of virtualization and what it means for the end user, the CPE in the home, and the network topology as a whole.

 
Getting Value from Carrier WiFi Beyond Data Offload


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Led by: Richard Webb, Research Director, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
   

Scaling and integrating WiFi with an existing fixed or mobile broadband network generates new challenges for operators, but it can generate more value for customers by offering more flexible and powerful connectivity. It also has the potential to drive new opportunities such as WiFi calling and roaming, location-based services, WiFi video and advertising services. This webinar evaluates how carriers can continue to build, operate and position integrated carrier WiFi, evolving it from a data offload overlay to an experience-enhancing extension of the network.

 
The Cost of ICT Downtime


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Led by: Matthias Machowinski, Research Director, Enterprise Networks and Video
   

Information and communication technology (ICT) has become the lifeblood of all types of organizations and is deeply embedded in everyday business processes from information lookup, customer communication, and order entry to the operation of online stores. When servers, applications, or networks experience outages or degradations, employees can no longer do their jobs properly and customers cant connect with the business. This webinar examines the costs that organizations incur during downtime events, such as revenue and productivity losses, and examines strategies for effectively minimizing the effects of downtime.

 
IoT Edge Analytics: The Key to Business Transformation


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Led by: Julian Watson, Director, Operators
   

It's clear that collecting, learning from, and acting on edge device data in real time is the key to building innovative Internet of Things (IoT) applications. But in order to scale to support thousands of endpoints, this data must be acted on where it lives - not in the cloud. This webinar identifies strategies for building IoT applications that can utilize edge device data to identify efficiencies, redefine supply chains, make businesses more nimble, and strengthen customer relationships.

 
Drones: How Commercial Robotics Will Change the World


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Led by: Tom Morrod, Senior Director, Consumer Electronics
   

Drones represent both a new form factor and a whole range of newfound capabilities and applications across a wide segment of industriesfrom maintaining buildings to search and rescue, and from photography and aerial imaging to delivery. Drones have applications across many industries and the rollout of regulations and their use in new areas will shape the future of labor and the impact of robotics in the world. This webinar shares forecasts and analysis of the future for drones in commercial applications.

 
The Digital Oil Field: Managing Costs with IoT


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Led by: Alex West, Principal Analyst, Manufacturing Technology
   

In the oil and gas industry, networking technologies that connect devices offer the potential to provide a better understanding of processes, reduce costs, and increase efficiency in the field. Solutions offering the promise to effectively implement and promote IoT (Internet of Things) abound in the market. This webinar examines the technological challenges in the oil and gas industry today and how suppliers and users alike can benefit from adopting an IoT strategy.

 
Carrier Results from Virtual Router Deployments


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Led by: Michael Howard, Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
   

Virtual routers, or vRouters,-the software-only version of router functions that run on commercial servers-have arrived and service providers are evaluating, testing and beginning to deploy them in new ways in live networks. vRouters have been used for many years for the control plane function, virtual route reflection, and as lab simulators to test or plan network changes. A new breed of vRouter is carrier grade based on the code used on physical routers adapted to run on servers, usually with modular design efficiencies to run on multiple virtual machines, processor cores, processors and servers. Carriers are exploring the best ways to deploy vRouters and determining which functions to deploy first from among the evolved packet gateway, provider edge router, customer edge router and broadband network gateway. This webinar examines what carriers have learned from early deployments of vRouters, both the wins and the gotchas.

 
Moving to 4K Video Surveillance: What You Need to Know


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Led by: Jon Cropley, Principal Analyst, Video Surveillance
   

4K is expected to be the next big thing in video surveillance, and a growing number of vendors have introduced 4K surveillance cameras. But are their customers ready for 4K technology? What are the bandwidth implications? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of moving to 4K? This webinar address these questions and explores how rapidly other technologies have been adopted in the video surveillance market and how fast 4K is likely to be adopted.

 

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Richard Webb, Directing Analyst, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells

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