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Raising the Bar on Connectivity: A Gig Speed Case Study

The benefits of Gig speed and greater capacity are clear. Massive upload and download speeds when compared to 12 and 24 Mbps speeds; the ability to connect hundreds of devices to your network and not experience any degrading of speed and performance; easy, simplified connectivity; improved application hosting; greater failover and redundancy—all geared to scale with your company and network needs.

Join us for “Raising the Bar on Connectivity: A Gig Speed Case Study,” a webinar from Comcast Business on Thursday, May 30 at 1 p.m. ET. Our expert panelists will explore how the addition of 1 Gbps ENS circuits and several 100 Mbps circuits to the Shields Health Care Group’s network improved operations in nearly every phase for the company’s 30 locations.

The discussion will cover:
•Shields Health Care Group’s increased need for bandwidth due to the emergent technologies
•A cutover process that included staggered installation, circuit testing, and completion ahead of schedule
•A range of benefits, such as reduced latency, increased payload, and greater network flexibility; unexpected network configuration opportunities; long-term cost reduction; and a strong strategic partnership

Our panelists include:
•Charles Spurr, CIO at Shields Health Care Group.
•Susan Campbell, Senior Director—Product Management, Ethernet
and Transport, Comcast Business.
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    Comcast Business
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    Participants will learn about:
    • WiFi 6 underlying technologies (OFDMA, BSS Coloring, MU-MIMO, and TWT)
    • How integrating Wi-Fi 6 into APs and wireless controllers brings a new level of efficiency and support to networks (e.g., mobile workforces in high-density environments and IoT deployments)
    • How it can enhance application Quality of Experience (QoE)
    • Its potential to increase network efficiency and reduce latency
    • How WiFi 6 is currently being deployed across a range of verticals
    • Key issues to consider in preparing your infrastructure and network for WiFi 6

    Our panelists:
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    • Jason D. Hintersteiner, Senior Solutions Architect, Deep Blue Communications, Comcast Business
    • Zeus Kerravala, founder & Principal Analyst, ZK Research.
  • NETWORK and APPLICATION OPTIMIZATION: Taking a Deeper Dive Recorded: Feb 27 2020 56 mins
    Comcast Business
    Businesses requirements for bandwidth and private network solutions are exploding. Data costs are falling, making access to advanced connectivity solutions easier than ever. In fact, according to a recent Internet & Television Association report, data cost was $9.01 per Mbps in 2008 vs. $0.76 in 2018. With scalability so inexpensive, investments will undoubtedly grow. But where should the priority lie? Is it about network optimization or application optimization? Or is it both?
    Taken together, underlying dedicated and shared point-to-point, point-to-multi-point, and meshed technologies, along with the WAN technologies such as SD-WAN, IPsec VPN, and MPLS VPN, can all have a positive impact on your network and your business. They are all part of a strategic approach to optimizing the network and supporting and balancing the demands of multiple applications.
    Join us on February 27 at 1 p.m. for “Network and Application Optimization: Taking a Deeper Dive,” a webinar from Comcast Business. Our expert panelists will discuss the value of these underlying network technologies working individually and in concert.

    Participants will discover how hybrid networks:
    • Optimize resource allocation, detect and respond to service degradation and support application routing
    • Maximize always-on, real-time network monitoring
    • Handle increasing network traffic and low-latency applications
    • Spur actionable insights
    • Manage end-point traffic and application routing
    • Operate in a range of use cases, including high-availability architectures and connectivity to private and public clouds

    Our panelists:

    • Jody Hagemann, Senior Director of Product Management, ActiveCore
    Lifecycle, Comcast Business.
    • Michael Fratto, Senior Analyst, Applied Infrastructure and Dev Ops,
    451 Research.
  • The Digital Transformation of Work: How Technology is Enabling Productivity Recorded: Jan 29 2020 55 mins
    Comcast Business
    IDC projects that by 2024, two-thirds of employees in high-performing Forbes Global 2000 enterprises will move from static, siloed roles and processes to become part of dynamic, multi-disciplinary, outcome-focused reconfigurable teams. The shift encompasses a fundamental change to work, including processes and workspaces. It’s a work transformation that embraces human-machine collaboration, enables new employee skillsets and work experience, and supports a rapidly changing workspace model independent of physical location or time of day.

    Work transformation is not in the distant future; it’s happening now. Having an agile network and supporting technologies in place puts your organization in position to leverage work transformation’s improved productivity, cost savings, and employee and customer engagement. It’s an evolution that, if harnessed, leads to new value creation and competitive differentiation, impacting both the top and bottom lines.

    Our expert panelists will explore the issues behind work transformation, the underlying technologies, the characteristics of a digitally transformed work environment, it’s benefits, and its relationship to other DX initiatives.

    Participants will learn about:
    •The factors changing the work environment
    •Why now is the time to direct resources into work transformation
    •The elements that support collaboration among all stakeholders, including the integration of systems, tools, and data
    •Workspace models and remote vs. on-site workers
    •Critical technologies that support work transformation by intelligently and proactively serving up the resources required for the next-priority task
    •The role security plays in balancing privacy and industry regulations with the ability to enable anytime/anywhere access to corporate resources

    Panelists:
    •Holly Muscolino, Research Vice President, Content and Process Strategies and the Future of Work, IDC.
    •Glenn Katz, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Comcast Business.
  • Network Technology Trends for 2020 and Beyond Recorded: Dec 19 2019 50 mins
    Comcast Business
    The coming year will be a pivotal one for advances in network technology. The rollout of 5G technology, for example, is expected to hit $2.7 trillion by the end of 2020, according to Financing the Future of 5G, an October 2019 report by global financing firm Greensill. A significant amount of that spend will go toward Internet of Things (IoT) integration, with $585 billion geared to 5G implementation on IoT hardware and $469 billion for IoT services.

    Staying ahead of the network technology curve might be difficult, but it’s critical to meeting marketplace needs, serving customers, and maintaining agility and productivity in an increasingly competitive environment. Join us on December 19 at 1 p.m. ET for “Network Technology Trends for 2020 and Beyond,” a webinar from Comcast Business. In this webinar, we’ll explore the trends that will impact your network needs in the coming year and moving forward, including:
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    •The impact of multimedia
    •WiFi6, 5G, and the future of gigabit wireless
    •The evolution of SD-WAN
    •Edge computing and WAN edge infrastructure
    •NFV and network virtualization
    •Software-based network automation
    •The "new” branch office (pop-up branches, microbranches,) and
    •other trends that affect and power network performance.

    Our panelists include:
    •Johna Till Johnson is CEO and senior founding partner of Nemertes Research, where she sets research direction and works with strategic clients.
    •Jody Hagemann is Senior Director, Project Management at Comcast Business.
Beyond Fast
Comcast built the nation’s largest Gig-speed network, and now we’re going Beyond Fast. There’s a choice for every business, including WiFi that thinks about what your customers want. And complete 4G-LTE backup for reliability so business goes on, even if the power goes out.

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