InternetThinkingInformation technology is always in a state of fast development, and the continuous advancement of technology pushes constant disruptions of industry and business models, thereby leading to an impact on society.

In the information technology industry, there is a fresh vitality bringing new challenges that come along with it. CommScope is at the forefront of these changes while constantly working to best meet our customers’ needs. In order to survive in the market, enterprise-grade information and communications technology (ICT) providers must also possess key attributes of Internet Thinking: equality, openness and interactivity.  

CommScope regularly conducts market research in different regions around the world. During a 2014 road show in China, CommScope surveyed many users, integrators and experts and the results showed that nearly half of the respondents were planning new IT projects and three-fourths of the respondents plan to implement the projects in 2015. Forty-two percent of the users chose structured cabling as the highest prioritized project, exceeding my expectations.

Additionally, modular data centers and indoor wireless solutions came in second and third place with 16 percent and 13 percent of the demands, respectively. The survey data also showed that, among all the respondents involved in data center and server room cabling, 40 percent of them have already used a new product of pre-terminated fiber optic cable.  

According to the statistics, of the data center projects in which users are participating, 39 percent make up those with 1,000 information outlets or less, while those with 1,000 to 10,000 information outlets make up 47 percent. The projects involving 100,000 to 1,000,000 information outlets make up four percent. This means that the ICT movement has already started for small and medium-sized enterprises and the transition from old to new infrastructure in large and medium-sized enterprises is gradually moving forward.  

This trend aligns with newer offerings such as CommScope’s iTRACS® data center infrastructure management, Redwood® intelligent sensor networks, and Data Center on Demand™ solutions that cater to the diverse needs of users trying to achieve the goal of flexible deployment.  

If you have anything to add regarding Internet thinking, or have any questions about solutions for your organization’s data center projects, leave a comment below and I will be sure to respond. 

About the Author

Laura Chen

Laura Chen is Vice President, Enterprise Sales of Greater China for CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks. Ms. Chen is responsible for all aspects of sales and customer relationships for the SYSTIMAX® Solutions business in Greater China. In this position, she executes the sales strategy and deals with key verticals and geographical expansion in the region.

A veteran in the industry, Ms. Chen first joined AT&T in 1995, having worked in the telecommunication and CATV industry. In 2000, she assumed the position of sub- region sales manager in charge of the East China SYSTIMAX Solutions business, which she maintained from the company’s transition from Avaya to CommScope. In 2007, she took on the position of national sales manager in charge of Greater China sales, where she achieved a revenue growth of 22 per cent from 2007 to 2008. In 2010, Ms. Chen assumed the position of regional sales director of Greater China. In 2015, Laura is promoted as VP, Enterprise Sales of Greater China.  An outstanding team player, Ms. Chen has been awarded the AP Coach of the Year award in 2007 and the Strategic Sales Initiative Person of the Year in 2009.

In 2015, Laura earned a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Hong Kong. In 1990, she graduated from Shanghai University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication. She also holds an e-business program certification from CEIBS, a China executive marketing program diploma from Shanghai Jiaotong University and a strategic leadership program diploma from INM (International Negotiation & Management Co.) in the United States.

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