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TIA Takes Cloud Computing by Storm

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TIA Takes Cloud Computing by Storm


New Cloud Standards White Paper Issued; Cloud Experts Featured Live on TIA Now Sept. 30, Nov. 16; ‘Optimizing the Cloud’ a TIA 2012 Education Track in June


Arlington, Va. – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) launched new Cloud Computing initiatives this week, addressing cloud computing standards development, educating industry and government through timely web programming, and announcing a cloud computing education track at its annual event in June.


Under the federal government’s “Cloud First” plan, which sets a goal of devoting 25% of all federal IT spend on Cloud Computing initiatives, one question that demands immediate attention is: Will the ICT industry be able to keep up with the burgeoning market in federal demand for secure cloud products and services? Watch TIA Now’s “All the Angles,” this Friday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. EDT, when industry leaders, journalists and analysts will offer their unique and thought-provoking perspectives on “The Cloud and its Biggest Customer.”


In the standards developing arena, TIA’s Cloud Computing Task Group (CCTG) has just released a report on Cloud Computing proposing a strategy to address existing TIA standards and how they impact cloud technologies and standards.


The report finds that, based on current cloud experiences and the work of other organizations on cloud standards, some key interoperability issues can be anticipated around security, reliability, privacy, quality of service, accessibility, and manageability of cloud usage. While other groups are looking at these from a cloud-centric viewpoint, TIA will address these for interactions between TIA standards and cloud standards.


“Cloud computing is a technology that crosses the borders of traditional communications and touches on the expertise in several of our existing Engineering Committees,” said Herb Congdon, TIA Associate Vice President of Technology and Standards. “This report provides a complete view of the TIA standards development committees and identifies how each can contribute to a comprehensive cloud computing systems program.”


The CCTG anticipates existing TIA standards will interact with clouds in areas such as: telecommunications cabling systems, wireless telecommunications, vehicular telematics, smart devices, smart utility networks, healthcare ICT, etc.


Download the report for free at TIA’s Research and Resources page at tiaonline.org. To inquire about participating in TIA standards developing efforts, please contact Germaine Palangdao at +1.703.907.7497 or at gpalangdao@tiaonline.org.


Increase Your Cloud Acumen

Also, register for TIA Digital Marketplace video webinar on Cloud Computing, scheduled for Wed., Nov. 16. TIA’s Cloud Computing report and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s efforts in Cloud standards will be the focus of the webinar. Registration is free, but you must preegister to attend.


Optimizing the Cloud at TIA 2012

Join TIA at its annual conference and summit, TIA 2012: Inside the Network, June 5-7, 2012 in Dallas. “Optimizing the Cloud” will be one of several education tracks at TIA 2012, where service providers will gain the information they need to insert them¬selves into the cloud services value chain by redefining their roles to expand beyond connectivity and provide Web-based applica¬tion delivery services. For more information, go to http://www.tia2012.org/.


About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development, advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking. Since 1924, TIA has been enhancing the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members’ products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment and entertainment.


TIA’s 2011 Market Review & Forecast, is available for purchase online at the TIA store. TIA members receive a discount of more than 60 percent off of the cover price. Review copies are available for qualified media.


TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Visit tiaonline.org.


TIA’s Board of Directors includes senior-level executives from ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, ANDA Networks, AttivaCorp, Cisco Systems, Dow Chemical Company, Ericsson, Inc., GENBAND, Inc., Henkels & McCoy, Juniper Networks, ILS Technology, Intel Corporation, Intersect, Inc., LGE, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia Siemens Networks, OneChip Photonics, Panasonic Computer Solutions Co., Qualcomm, Research In Motion, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corporation, Tellabs, TE Connectivity, Ulticom, Inc., Walker & Associates and WirefreeCom, Inc. Advisors to the Board include FAL Associates.








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