By : Nora Chisnell
September 16, 2015 11:49 AM
Do you know who installs, maintains and manages the data centers that power the cloud? What about the technicians who build and support major network infrastructure? And who answers service calls for major technology providers? NCR Telecom & Technology (T&T) provides the multi-vendor, white-label solutions for 8 of the top 10 global telecommunications companies and network technology OEMs. And a typical implementation can span 70 countries with the largest taking place in over 150 countries. Now, that’s global!
This one division’s portfolio of offerings includes designing, installing, and managing wired and wireless enterprise network infrastructure on a client’s premises or in a data center for a variety of enterprises—from corporate offices to banks and retail stores.
Think about all of your daily uses of Wi-Fi, mobile, the internet, or your company’s network, whether it’s for work or pleasure. It’s highly likely that these technologies you’re using are being deployed, supported and/or managed by NCR on behalf of a leading technology OEM or telecom service provider all over the world.
As the volume of content (all the photos, videos, messages, blogs) grows, so does the need for data centers (the physical servers where all this content is stored). In fact, Netflix streaming video alone accounts for nearly 40% of peak-period Internet traffic in North America! Consumption via the cloud and mobile that people access anytime, anywhere drives further unpredictability and mega-bursts of traffic.
The speed at which connectivity and the technology infrastructure required to support it is growing is mind-blowing, and so is the challenge of keeping up with the complexity and capacity. For example, in 2015, while there are 7.3 billion people on earth, there are 17 billion devices connected to the internet and by 2020, that number is expected to be 50 billion!
Add the Internet of Things—the connected, smart appliances and devices that are already on the market and growing—and you see how important NCR’s telecom and technology services are. They keep your company, your cell provider, and the businesses you frequent up and running.