If it’s September and you’re visiting Amsterdam, there’s a good chance you’re attending the International Broadcasters Conference or IBC. As the main global show involved with the production AND delivery of video, it seems that the vast majority of people on my plane were involved with encoding, decoding, or transporting video. The result is a techno-invasion of nearly 50,000 people in a medium sized city, cramping hotels, restaurants, roads, and the RAI convention center. Think of it as a physical metaphor for the video wave that is coming… Read More »
If you’ve been wondering about the actual intersections between consumers, video entertainment, and the cloud, check out Monday’s IBE publication article.
Titled “The Future of Consumer Entertainment: Delivered Through the Network-Enabled Cloud,” the article identifies six use cases for the business of consumer clouds. Why do it, short version? Try a potential $8.6 billion in service provider revenues by 2015, for cloud-based services. Read More »
For those of you attending IBC in Amsterdam this weekend – be sure to sit in on a one-hour session with Dr. Ken Morse, CTO for Cisco’s Service Provider Video Technology Group.
In the hour – cleverly dubbed “Happily Ever After! A Tale of Two Friends, Broadcast and Broadband, Narrated by a Smart Network,” Dr. Ken will simultaneously play all three parts, while juggling a bowling ball, a lit torch, and a chainsaw.
Not really. But he is one of the industry’s most accessible, clear-headed and seasoned interpreters of what’s happening in the video technology landscape, and his plan is to talk through what’s top of mind for him at this year’s IBC, including:
- The Global Dose of Reality that is IP: The swift rise in “unmanaged devices” – tablets, smart phones, PCs, connected TVs, all of which can display video over an IP connection – is one bit of evidence, as is the inherent mobility of many of those devices. Which, in turn, calls for network optimization. Dr. Ken envisions a multi-step Read More »
By Jason Kohn, Contributing Columnist
Is the cloud the cure for what ails you? It could be, if service providers and telehealth device manufacturers have anything to say about it.
Home healthcare monitoring technologies have become big news in the last few years, and are poised to become even bigger. According to a recent Berg Insight report, remote health monitoring of chronic diseases generated €7.6 billion ($10.01 billion USD) globally in 2010, and is growing at 9 percent each year. MarketResearch.com projects the market for telehealth monitoring equipment alone to reach $3.1 billion by 2017.
Mobility and cloud computing are colliding. So, what does this mean for the future of mobile devices? How soon will video-conference calls on our mobile devices become commonplace? How can service providers enhance their competitive position by delivering cloud and managed services?
While research has been conducted on mobile and cloud computing as separate trends, to date very little data has existed on the impact of mobility and cloud together. To understand this dynamic market better, Cisco IBSG surveyed more than 1,000 business users to understand their current and future needs with regard to the mobile cloud. Read More »