Verizon Enterprise Solutions: 4Q 2015 Highlights

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Verizon Enterprise Solutions delivers the connected world. During the fourth quarter, the company helped global clients provide better customer experiences and produce better business results through services like global networking and security, business communications, IT solutions and managed services. 4Q 2015 highlights include:

Clients and Partners:

  • Verizon won new business, expanded current service or began agreed-upon work for a number of well-known global brands, including The Kroger Company, Advance Auto Parts, Sunoco, FirstEnergy, General Electric, Albertsons Companies, thyssenkrupp, Deluxe Corporation, Apollo Global Management, IXcellerate, Defense Information Systems Agency and the City of Houston (Texas).

Global Networking and Security:

Business Communications:

IT Solutions and Managed Services:

  • Verizon expanded the NAP of the Capital Region, increasing the capacity to provide colocation, managed hosting and cloud computing services to global enterprises and US national and international governments and organizations.
  • Verizon unveiled Verizon Intelligent Cloud Control, which lets clients take advantage of software to drive real-time, automated price, performance and compliance-based cloud workload placements. This service will allow enterprises to control public cloud workloads through a single Verizon interface, budget and control public cloud spend to help avoid billing surprises, and maintain the performance and compliance of workloads beyond CSP-specific cloud monitoring.

Internet of Things:

 Reports and Research:

  • Verizon released its third annual State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2016 report, providing original data and analysis of cloud usage within the enterprise and its impact on the IT organization and business at large. It is the only report combining internal data from one of the industry’s most experienced cloud services providers with data and insight from third-party analyst and research firms. It presents both a snapshot of current cloud trends, along with analysis and predictions on the future of cloud in the enterprise.
  • Verizon released the first ever Protected Health Information Data Breach Report. This report provides analysis of confirmed personal health information breaches involving more than 392 million records, 1,931 incidents, across 20 industries in 25 countries, finding that PHI is carried by 90 percent of industries studied.
  • Customer Experience in the Digital Age: The New Competitive Edge, a report from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, sponsored by Verizon Enterprise Solutions, stated that organizations must focus on customer experience to get ahead of competitors – and that technology is the key enabler to becoming best-in-class.
  • Verizon released the second annual Verizon Retail Index. The Index identified broadband and mobile traffic patterns during the holiday season that Verizon attributed to consumer ecommerce activity in the United States.

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