With the most conservative revenue estimate of the connected car market at 75 – 80 billion dollars in 2020, automakers’ IT and engineering departments are feeling a huge strain today to build out necessary capabilities in an efficient and scalable manner.

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Aricent recently hosted a webinar titled “Optimizing Development of Carrier Grade SDN and NFV Solutions”. In this webinar our experts discussed the development of carrier grade SDN and NFV solutions, and provided insights on how existing networking solutions can be seamlessly converted into cloud based solutions that support both software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

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Aricent recently hosted a webinar titled “Leveraging LTE Networks for Internet of Things (IoT)”. In this webinar our experts discussed the various challenges that crop up when deploying IoT over LTE and how they can be addressed by optimizing certain network features. They also discussed how to address the various deployment and operational challenges that are faced when using LTE for IoT. They also provided insights into how LTE can be effectively leveraged for IoT through enhanced security, dynamic subscriber management and optimized subscriber and location updates.

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As I prepared for this year’s Microsoft TechEd event in Bangalore, I read new CEO Satya Nadella’s comment that “Microsoft Loves Linux” with curiosity and skepticism. It’s not the first time Microsoft has professed interest in open source, but we’ve never heard this kind of statement from BillG or Steve B. I was curious to see whether this love was real – and whether Satya was able to convince die-hard Microsoft folks to change their heart and their views on open source technologies.

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