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Clouds and barbeques

With the end-of-summer holiday season well behind us the events, webinars and inbox is once again flooded with talk of everything cloud.  Earlier this month I had the privilege of speaking at this year’s ITExpo West.  While I’ll take any excuse to spend some time in Austin and survey barbeque joint after joint, the chance … Continue reading

Sigma Systems Unveils Service Provider Solution for SMBs: Cloud ServiceBroker™

by John Frame The past few weeks were busy, but exciting for the Sigma Systems team as we lifted the curtain on the Sigma Cloud ServiceBroker™ offering simultaneously at TMF Management World in Dublin and The Cable Show in Boston. The market for cloud services, especially Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs), is strong. … Continue reading

Gateways – The road to the all IP home

By Carolyn Anderson This is an update to an earlier post by Brian Cappellani (see below) on addressing the challenges of provisioning devices that are connected via home gateways. Sigma’s Paul Scarff has just launched a new video on this issue. To view the video, visit Sigma’s YouTube Channel. Brian’s blog: An interesting article by one … Continue reading

Next-Generation Video: Four Challenges, One Solution

By Brian Cappellani Cable operators (MSOs) face many competitive challenges today, forcing a response to the enhanced user experience around video provided by telcos through their next-generation IPTV platforms, but more importantly, combatting over-the-top video providers like Netflix and Apple, among others. Operators see next-generation video as a way not only to compete, but also … Continue reading

Bill Gates’ words still hold true…

As I’ve watched the business news unfold this week, Bill Gates’ famous words have been ringing in my head: “Content is king.” In Canada this week, BCE (Bell Canada Enterprises) announced its purchase of Astral Media for $3 billion. This is the latest move by Bell to own and control a larger portion of TV … Continue reading

Sigma and NDS demonstrate integrations for video provisioning

Sigma Systems just wrapped up our exhibit and demonstration at the CableLabs Winter Conference in Philadelphia, where we did a joint demo with NDS showing some interesting integrations between our products. One particularly interesting use case was where we used their software on an iPad to take a picture of the QR code on the … Continue reading

Transformation

This week, Sigma issued an announcement that highlights our growth in 2011. The process of preparing the press release was an enlightening one for me, as it really drove home the level of transformation that Sigma has experienced over the last several years – and that our communication and entertainment service provider customers are driving … Continue reading

Evolve 2011: Experience What’s Now

Last month, we held the 4th Annual Evolve User Conference, playing host to Sigma customers from around the globe.  I look forward to this event every year – as do our Sigma customers – as it offers a rare opportunity for us to gather to share our experiences, ideas and thoughts on the evolution of services … Continue reading