News of the Networking Industry in the time it takes to drink a coffee (more or less). This week we are joined by Amy Engineer to parse the news and dig into the business of technology.
Topics This Week.
Cumulus and Midokura announce partnership to connect physical network to overlays
Without strong net neutrality, big ISPs can demand potentially escalating fees for the interconnection required to deliver high quality service. The big ISPs can make these demands – driving up costs and prices for everyone else – because of their market position. For any given U.S. household, there is often only one or two choices for getting high-speed Internet* access and that’s unlikely to change. Furthermore, Internet access is often bundled with other services making it challenging to switch ISPs. It is this lack of consumer choice that leads to the need for strong net neutrality.
Torrential changes will reshape the service provider landscape over the next several years as organizations struggle to adjust to a digital future, according to Gartner, Inc. A recent global survey of CIOs by Gartner’s Executive Programs found that 70 percent of CIOs will change their technology and sourcing relationships in the next two to three years for a variety of reasons.