Computers used to look like computers. Of course, we saw an evolution of form factors from large mainframes to portable mobile devices, but this was a measured evolution with user interface paradigms anchored around screens and manual input methods (e.g. keyboard, touch, voice). If we transported a DEC VT100 terminal user from 1978 to the present day, they might be surprised by the vivid color and graphics of a laptop or touch screen computer, but they would instantly understand how to interact with it.
The Economist describes the current state of the Internet of Things (IoT) as a “quiet revolution” that is impacting both product and service firms across all sectors of the economy. Their 2013 survey found that 75% of companies were exploring uses and applications leveraging the IoT.
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.
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).