Verizon Enterprise Solutions: 3Q 2018 Highlights
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Verizon Enterprise Solutions delivers the promise of the connected world. During the second quarter of 2018, we helped clients around the globe provide better customer experiences and produce better business results through services such as advanced networking, business communications and managed services. Third quarter 2018 highlights include:
Federal Government & Public Safety Initiatives:
Verizon, a leading innovator in public safety communications, has teamed with Mutualink to provide interoperable critical communications solutions that will allow first responders and related entities to securely connect their organization’s networks to communicate and share real time video and critical information. The strategic agreement is a step towards comprehensive interoperability for first responders.
Verizon teamed with Axon to bring increased connectivity to public safety solutions for the benefit of first responders and the communities they serve with Axon Body 3. It will feature real-time situational awareness with live streaming, gunshot detection and the ability to preview and upload critical evidence in real time from the field. The device will be connected through Verizon’s Responder Private Core, a software-defined network that intelligently separates public safety traffic from commercial traffic and serves as a platform for enhanced network access, secure applications, and value-added services.
Verizon received a United States Postal Service Supplier Performance Award, which is awarded to USPS vendors who showed exemplary effort in helping the Postal Service achieve its mission in providing mail service to the American public. Verizon was one of three Supplier Performance Award recipients. Verizon worked with USPS to deploy an agency-specific satellite solution that helped speed the resumption of mail service. This solution gave USPS access to voice, data, wireless and point of sale communications.
Verizon Business Markets
Verizon has been awarded a five-and-a-half year, $297 million modification to its contract with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA), to provide voice and data networking services for executive branch agencies of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The contract includes four years of optional extensions, for a potential value of $486 million over nine-and-a-half years.
Verizon’s 2018 Payment Security Report (PSR) has revealed a drop in Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance for the first time in six years – 52.5 percent of organizations compared to 55.4 percent in 2016. This is a concerning downward trend with companies failing compliance assessments and perhaps, more importantly, not maintaining full compliance.
One of the world’s biggest power transmission and distribution equipment companies, CG Power and Industrial Solutions Limited (CG) has deployed a Managed Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD WAN) solution, adding a natural extension to the company’s existing Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network. CG Power has seen significant savings since its deployment.
Verizon has been chosen by SAP to build a next-generation global network. Verizon will consolidate and streamline SAP’s global network infrastructure for easier and more cost-effective network management. Verizon now supports SAP in two key projects. First, Verizon is developing a new global network to link SAP offices around the globe, including data and voice services. Second, Verizon is providing highly-available, scalable and secure Internet connectivity to connect SAP’s customer-facing data centers around the globe – the platform that enables SAP’s cloud business.
Global insurers and reinsurers, XL Catlin, have turned to Verizon to automate their network by deploying Verizon’s Virtual Network Service (VNS). The solution will enable XL Catlin to focus on the customer experience by giving complete visibility and control to the company’s IT team.
An IDC study sponsored by Verizon on the challenges of executing digital initiatives has found that many CIOs who have poured resources into digital transformation (DX) strategies are finding it difficult to execute on initiatives and worse, not seeing the benefits of their investment.