Most security solutions — from traditional tools such as firewalls to emerging solutions such as Big Data security analytics — are available as premise-based software applications or network-attached appliances, a cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS), managed service or part of a complete managed security services (MSS) package
The public safety ecosystem is in a state of rapid change. Federal, state and local government policy makers and elected officials are dealing with complex decisions about communications technology, legislation and regulations. End-user devices are becoming increasingly sophisticated, pushing communications networks, technology standards and related operational workflows to evolve quickly.
One of the most important — and complex — changes is the move from traditional copper loops to IP networks. The “IP revolution” is forcing public safety administrators and IT leaders to juggle multiple priorities to keep their organizations on the cutting edge. Next-generation IP networks enable the switch from wireline to wireless technologies, which bring a host of new capabilities and efficiencies that will help save citizen lives and protect first responders.
School districts are being driven to higher network speed and capacity by a perfect storm of curriculum standards, consumer technology and digital education resources. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and other online curricula, online assessments, 1:1 computing and bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives are quickly stretching legacy networks beyond their breaking points. According to a recent Center for Digital Education survey of over 150 K-12 education leaders, 75 percent of school districts either already have a 1:1 strategy in place, are planning for 1:1 or are currently piloting 1:1.
As the migration to IP networks picks up steam, the lines between multiple networks are beginning to blur. With all-IP networks as the foundation for consolidated data, voice and video services, governments can experience the benefits of consolidated telecommunications networks, including productivity-enhancing voice services, lower operational costs, ease of use and simplified management.