New Online Community Will Help Telco Service Providers Optimize Their Networks UBM's Service Provider IT Report provides information to guide telco IT teams in meeting evolving customer needs

NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM DeusM and UBM Tech today launched Service Provider IT Report, an online community for chief information officers and other senior IT and network executives who are responsible for building, managing, and growing the capabilities of service provider networks that play a crucial role in supporting communications ranging from local telephone service to high-speed wireless services and mission-critical cloud-based applications.

The community is based on a website (www.serviceproviderITreport.com) and related social media platforms where independent industry experts and IT professionals in the field are engaged to share opinions, challenges, and advice on technology developments and the important issues surrounding the delivery of data and voice services across telco networks to corporate enterprises, cloud service providers, and other organizations that require reliable and scalable network access. The IT professionals in the service provider IT community play a key role in ensuring that their networks and datacenters are ready to support the growth of the businesses that they serve, providing the web and cloud access that is critical to the modern corporation.

Daily blogs and busy discussion boards will be complemented by regular live chats and webcasts about technology topics such as MPLS provisioning, network management, troubleshooting, evolving cloud services offered by telcos and their customers, cloud storage, and cost management.

Experienced technology journalist James Connolly has been named editor in chief. In a 30-year career as a technology journalist, he has written about the use of technology at the enterprise level, IT management, networking, cloud computing, the channel, and emerging technologies. His experience includes work with UBM's Big Data Republic, DeusM's 21st Century IT, TechTarget, Mass High Tech, and Computerworld.  

"The telecom world has taken dramatic leaps forward in recent years. The networks and services offered by telcos still support basic services such as voice calling, but those telcos also stand at the core of the new world of computing and communications," says Connolly. "Their networks enable access to cloud services for enterprises, delivery of every type of data service, web-based commerce, and mobile access to every type of data and voice application. So, those telco networks have to be reliable, responsive, scalable, and cost-efficient. This is a community where we invite our members and expert writers to share ideas, opinions, experiences, and concerns about the needs of telcos and their customers. No matter what challenge our members face, they know that someone else in the community has shared their experience. We are the vehicle that will pull them together."

The site is published by UBM Tech and UBM DeusM, UBM's marketing services division. Dorado Software is the exclusive sponsor.

Visit here to access Service Provider IT Report:  http://www.serviceproviderITreport.com

Contact
Amy Averbook
UBM DeusM, Sr. Director of Marketing
(917) 743-2693
averbook@deusm.com

About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM (www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than 45 successful sites and online communities over the last two years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech (http://www.ubm.com/tech) is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry.  Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market— engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals.  UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers.  UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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