OpenVault is proud to announce that Larry Foland, OV’s Vice President of Sales and Business Development – North America & Caribbean, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Caribbean Cable Telecommunications Association as an Associate Director. As a leader in the telecommunications industry for more than 20 years in both vendor and provider roles, Larry also serves as co-chair on the board of the Mid-America Cable Telecommunications Association and is an active member in many other professional associations and trade events.
In this new role as Associate Director at CCTA, Foland will collaborate with his peers to regulate new industry standards and practices while also design innovative strategies to elevate the market environment for cable and telecommunications providers throughout the Caribbean.
Formed in 1983, the Caribbean Cable and Telecommunications Association represents cable and telecommunications providers throughout the Caribbean, as well as the programmers, software and hardware suppliers that support their operations.
NFL insiders recently predicted that a partnership between the National Football League and an online streaming provider is the future of football viewership. In fact, in an interview with NBC Sports, Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwell said, “There’s no doubt it’s coming. The question is how we transition into it. What we need to do is do a great job of listening to our fans about how they want to consume NFL content. Our fans are switching to digital, they’re switching to handheld and mobile devices, and we want to respond to that.”
In today’s global data explosion, scientists have concluded that more data has been generated in the past two years than in the entire history of mankind. Staggering data growth trends indicate that big data technology and the associated services market will grow at a near 27 percent compound annual growth rate to $41.5 billion over the next two years. Of course, one of the major sources of this massive growth is Internet of Things devices, which is projected to reach conservatively speaking, 50 billion by 2020. Simply stated, data growth, especially in video over the Internet, is bigger than big.