HPE Launches Corporate IT Payment Deferral Program

PYMNTS | April 09, 2020

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is turning to its financial services unit to extend over $2 billion in financing and programs to assist business customers with cash management issues amid the global pandemic. “Customers and partners are looking to preserve cash right now,” Brad Shapiro, managing director of HPE Financial Services Americas, told ZNet in a report on Wednesday (April 8). “But while they are looking to preserve cash, they also have technology needs due to work from home and online business expansion.” HPE’s financial services unit and asset management division is part of its 2019 goal to offer everything-as-a-service (EaaS). The financing options and cash management programs are intended to help its business customers of all sizes improve cash flow and liquidity. The assistance is part of HPE’s overall COVID-19 outreach efforts.

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However, making sense of the SaaS security landscape can be challenging. As they consider their options, organizations worldwide can ensure more effective implementations by including three essential elements in their overall SaaS security strategies.

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COMsolve Inc. Joins Public Safety Broadband Network Innovation Alliance

COMsolve Inc | November 20, 2021

COMsolve is pleased to announce that we joined the PSBN Innovation Alliance (PIA) in an advisory role. The PSBN Innovation Alliance (PIA) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to expanding the current PSBN infrastructure in Canada. COMsolve shares PIA’s vision to provide first responders and municipal agencies with faster and reliable cellular communications. Our goal with the PIA is to ensure that we are helping lay the foundation to build PSBN Innovation Alliance for the long term. “The PIA is a crucial step in securing the public safety telecommunication infrastructure for Canada, and with our extended knowledge in wireless technologies – COMsolve is eager to help contribute to PIA’s success,” Ofir Smadja, CEO of COMsolve Inc In our advisory role to PIA, we work on public safety innovation through COMsolve’s services critical for the reliability of broadband communications networks and bridging 9-1-1 gaps. Currently, COMsolve is excited to be working with Halton Regional Police to help secure locations for future LTE sites. "We are excited to have COMsolve join the PIA as leaders and experts in Canada’s telecom space, and as our Association continues to grow, we are very fortunate to have COMsolve on board as both advocates and indeed stakeholders in Canada’s 9-1-1 emergency telecommunications posture, given their role as Canada’s Numbering Administrator, providing telephone numbering functions for Canada’s telecommunications industry,” said Peel Regional Police Deputy Chief Anthony Odoardi. "The PIA looks forward to both innovation and collaboration with COMsolve on all areas of telecom policy in Canada, as we together aim to improve the quality of wireless broadband services for Canada’s First Responders from coast to coast, in light of the many generational technology changes underway in telecom infrastructure for lifesaving 9-1-1 services." "We welcome COMsolve Inc. to the PSBN Innovation Alliance. As active drivers of the telecommunications industry, they are uniquely positioned to reduce barriers to infrastructure deployment and to accelerate the Alliance’s pursuit of mission-critical communications," said Chief Stephen Tanner of the Halton Regional Police Service. “COMsolve brings valuable regulatory and governance experience to the table; we are fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with them and look forward to bolstering public safety for all.” About COMsolve Inc. COMsolve is a proud Canadian company founded in 2006 that provides solutions for leading-edge Information and Communications Technology (ICT). We provide deployment and professional services to carriers, data centers, service providers, municipalities, and enterprises. COMsolve specializes in turnkey infrastructure deployment solutions such as macro site, small cell, in-building and structured cabling services. Our wealth of experience in regulatory affairs, design, installation, testing and maintaining infrastructure enables our team to ensure the success of your business implementation. COMsolve has built long-term partnerships with the Canadian Government and Canadian telecommunication service providers. We are founding members of the Structure, Tower, and Antenna Council (STAC) and active members of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). Amongst the agencies fore-fronting PIA’s initiative, our years of management experience within the ICT industry can work through regulatory and technical challenges. COMsolve is the Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA) under contract with the Canadian Numbering Administration Consortium (CNAC), authorized by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). All parties work together with the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) to ensure efficient and effective use of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) resources. Our team of experts provides technical resources that help Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) with Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) testing to the Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILEC) Emergency Service IP Network (ESInet) and Next Generation Core Services (NGCS). We have been directly involved in testing PSAP-ILEC and Originating Service Provider (OSP)-ILEC interfaces as part of the ongoing Canadian ILEC trials. About PSBN Innovation Alliance Formed in 2019, the PSBN Innovation Alliance (“PIA”) is a not-for-profit association driving the development of secure, reliable data communications for First Responders. Through the leadership of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, founding members of the PSBN Innovation Alliance (the Halton Regional Police Service, Peel Regional Police, City of Mississauga, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, and many others) work together as a not-for-profit entity advocating for public safety agency oversight of the Public Safety Broadband Network.

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Athonet Announces Bring Your Own RAN™ Program for Private Networks

Athonet | November 15, 2021

Athonet, a global leader in private network technology, today introduced Bring Your Own RAN™ (BYORAN™) program enabling organizations to choose the combination of radio products that meet the needs of the mix of applications in the enterprise or service provider setting; all managed from a single cloud-based dashboard. Mobile Experts predicts the total private LTE/5G market opportunity over the next six years to exceed $45 billion, including services. Kyung Mun, principal analyst at Mobile Experts, stated, "Providing options in how private networks are deployed and managed will be a key to this growth and adoption. Organizations are looking at best-of-breed but need integrated private LTE and 5G solutions, which makes the concept of 'Bring Your Own RAN' appealing." The Athonet cloud-based private network management system not only allows the organization to choose their own radio, but enables them to run different radios concurrently in their private network. For example, a different radio may be used indoor compared to outdoor to hit the required coverage and performance targets. IT managers can also view all the radios in a single dashboard without logging in/out of different management platforms. Many radio vendors have already been tested for interoperability and their respective management tools integrated into the portal. The program is open to all radio vendors. "Athonet is changing the way private networks are built and managed with this new private network management dashboard which can be located adjacent to the core on premise or hosted in the cloud,All radios are connected to a core. We are taking all the traffic connected to our core and consolidating the data so you have a single pane of glass to get all information from all radios and core elements. Now these radios are not just connected, but easily managed in a centralized place." Martin Jensen, vice president, Solution Architecture, Athonet The advantage of this solution is the management of the entire system can always be accessed from a single point with a single pane of glass regardless if the core is deployed as a single or multiple instance or fully in the cloud, on premise, or as a hybrid architecture. BYORAN by Athonet will be demonstrated in booth #206 at Enterprise 5G Live in Santa Clara, CA on November 16-17, 2021. Some of the RAN vendors that were tested and approved for interoperability in Athonet's lab will be showcased at the conference. At Enterprise 5G Live, Athonet will be presenting on a panel highlighting the benefits of private networks for retail on Tuesday, November 17 at 1:30pm PT. About Athonet Athonet is a leader in private cellular network technology delivering a mobile core to enterprises and communication service providers to connect applications, devices and radios. With more than 10 years of experience in delivering 4G/5G mobile core solutions to customers and partners in every region of the world, Athonet supports key industries where network control, mobility, security, performance, reliability and cost are important for business outcomes.

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EcoStruxure IT modernizes IT infrastructure monitoring and management

EcoStruxure | June 10, 2022

Schneider Electric, a global pioneer in energy management and automation digital transformation, announced the modernization of its EcoStruxure IT software portfolio for the monitoring and administration of expansive, hybrid IT infrastructure, which has grown increasingly complicated in recent years. Business continuity is dependent on everything from the most minor endpoint to the largest data center as IT infrastructure spreads. As a result, edge deployments are now deemed as mission-critical as centralized data centers, necessitating the development of new software solutions to ensure the infrastructure's robustness and security. Furthermore, sustainability is becoming a significant trend: a company's data centers' energy consumption and carbon footprint will need to be assessed and maintained. According to Schneider Electric's internal forecasts, overall data center energy usage will reach 2,700 TWh by 2040, with 60% coming from scattered locations and 40% from data centers. "There's been tremendous change since DCIM first emerged as a software category. The hybrid IT environment is challenging even the most sophisticated CIO organisation with maintaining the resiliency, security, and sustainability of their IT systems. We call this trend DCIM 3.0. Schneider Electric is investing in and evolving EcoStruxure IT to provide more capability, flexibility, and deployment options than ever before for enterprises and colocation facilities everywhere in the world." Kevin Brown, SVP of EcoStruxure Solutions, Secure Power, Schneider Electric Schneider Electric has invested in EcoStruxure IT since legacy DCIM software was not designed with all of these considerations in mind. It modernizes IT physical infrastructure monitoring, management, planning, and modeling, with on-premise and cloud-based deployment choices to support hybrid, distributed IT environments ranging from a few to hundreds of sites globally. "The IT infrastructure landscape is undergoing significant transformation as it evolves from individual data centres to distributed, hybrid IT, and it demands more than what we think of as 'traditional DCIM' to ensure it is resilient, secure, and sustainable," said Industry Consultant David Cappuccio. "EcoStruxure IT is helping to simplify the complexity of sprawling IT architecture and modernise it for both current and future needs." Schneider Electric has formed a bespoke solutions team comprising of qualified engineers who do unique integrations worldwide to maximize a customer's experience with EcoStruxure IT. This one-of-a-kind team delivers all of the resources and competencies required for a successful EcoStruxure IT deployment. Customers worldwide can sign up for an EcoStruxure IT account and experience the software and security evaluation for free for 30 days.

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